A SONG FOR WINDOWS by Takashi Homma

日本人写真家、ホンマタカシの作品集。1998年に公開されたドキュメンタリー「Haru, yksinäisten saari (Haru, the Island of the Solitary) 」に感銘を受けたホンマタカシは、生まれ故郷である大都市東京からフィンランド・ペリンキ諸島に位置する離島「クルーヴハル」へと旅に出る。そこで彼はその素朴な島や、フィンランド人の作家トーベ・ヤンソン(児童書『ムーミン』の原作者)がパートナーのイラストレーター、トゥーリッキ・ピエティラと共にほぼ四半世紀に渡り夏を過ごした小屋を記録した。読者は作者の好奇心溢れるレンズと彼が建築物や空間へ寄せる寛大さを通し、隠れたスカンジナビア諸島の孤独と慎ましい生活、その文化遺産、そして作家の書く文章や登場人物がすべての世代の人にもたらす影響力を目の当たりにする。本書はトーベ・ヤンソン(1914−2001)を讃え、本文テキストは全て22章の独立した物語から成るトーベ・ヤンソンの著書「The Summer Book」(1972刊)から引用されている。

Inspired by the short documentary Haru, yksinäisten saari (Haru, the Island of the Solitary) from 1998, Takashi Homma (b. 1962, Japanese) traveled from his hometown of Tokyo, the most populous metropolitan area in the world, to the remote island of Klovharun, located in the Pellinki archipelago, Finland. There he documented the primitive island and its single cabin where Swedish-speaking Finnish novelist Tove Jansson (author of the Moomin book series for children) and her life companion, Finnish illustrator Tuulikki Pietilä, spent nearly a quarter century of summers together. Through Homma’s ever-curious lens, and with his partiality and liberality for architecture and places, one witnesses the evocative solitude and humble living of the hidden Scandinavian archipelagos, its cultural heritage and the significance an authors writings and characters can have in lives of all ages. This book pays homage to late author Tove Jansson (1914-2001). All texts are written by Tove Jansson, taken from The Summer Book, first published in 1972. The Summer Book consists of twenty-two chapters in which each chapter is a standalone story. A song for windows gives special importance to one quote from each chapter and is numbered accordingly.

by Takashi Homma

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board book
40 pages
190 x 270 mm
color
limited edition of 500 copies
2016

published by LIBRARYMAN