Tokyo Suburbia | Takashi Homma

TRES-BIEN has offered copies of Takashi Homma’s elusive and gorgeous book, Tokyo Suburbia, for sale online as part of their souvenir series. Originally published in 1998, Tokyo Suburbia is sure to bolster anyone’s book collection.  Homma manages to take the artificial environments of Tokyo’s suburbia and reveal the luminous and positive side of this constructed urbanity. I love the endlessly ambiguous and intriguing composition of Homma’s photographs, and this book is without a doubt the landmark achievement of Homma’s career.  Accompanying booklets with texts by architect Momoyo Kaijima and sociologist Shinji Miyadaiin are also included, in both English and Japanese.