Takanashi was born on 6 February 1935 in Shirogane-cho, Ushigome-ku (now Shinjuku), Tokyo. In 1943 he was evacuated to Saitama (Saitama). In 1953 he graduated from Tokyo Metropolitan Aoyama High School and entered the photography department of Nihon University He was given a Canon IVSb (his first camera). In 1956 Takanashi's photographs won prizes within Sankei Camera magazine. He graduated from university in 1957, and tried but failed to enter various news companies, settling for work in the darkroom in Ginza of the photographer Osamu Yagi (å «æ ¨æ²»). His university graduation work was published in the September issue of Sankei Camera. After meeting Kiyoji Otsuji, he entered Kuwasawa Design School in 1959, graduating from it in 1961. In May 1960 he had his first one-man show, "Somethin' Else", in Ginza Garo. For the series of the same title, which continued to his second exhibition, Takanashi walked around Tokyo with a tripod-mounted camera taking frontal images on 4A--5 inch sheet film parallel to the building or other scene photographed. In 1961 he joined Nippon Design Center in which he did commercial photography; he also married Reiko Mizoguchi. In 1970 Takanashi resigned from Japan Design Center. Takanashi had a tenured position at Tokyo Zokei University from 1980 until 2000 (a full professor from 1983), whereupon he retired but continued teaching there part time. From 1992, Takanashi, Genpei Akasegawa and Yutokutaishi Akiyama have worked together in the group Raika Domei. Takanashi won the Annual Award of the Photographic Society of Japan twice, in 1984 and 1993.
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Description du livre Éditorial RM and Toluca Éditions, México City and Paris, 2012. Hardcover. État : New. 1st Edition. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Laminated photographically illustrated paper-covered boards; no dust jacket as issued. Photographs by Yutaka Takanashi, from his three major bodies of work: Toshi-e (Towards the City), Machi (City) and Golden-gai Bars. Designed by Olivier Andreotti. 192 pp., with 73 four-color and 67 black-and-white plates. 10-3/4 x 7 inches. Published to accompany an exhibition at the Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson, Paris. Out of print. Scarce. New in publisher's shrink-wrap. From the publisher: "Yutaka Takanashi has always photographed the city--from close up, from far away, even very far away, from a moving car--sometimes on the lookout for an image charged with poetry, sometimes 'picking up' a scrap of reality. As he has often repeated, these two approaches confront each other in his work: poetry/realism, mirror/window, visible/invisible. The important thing for him is to make his way over the terrain, to 'walk on the ground' in order to take 'anonymous pictures.' Takanashi was a founding member of the well-known collective Provoke in 1968--the group briefly published a photography magazine of the same name--but he did not yield to the somewhat romantic indulgence of the offbeat blurry image. The provocative aspect of this short-lived phenomenon concealed a profound reaction against the photography establishment. In this sense, Provoke was in tune with the protest movements which inflamed the world in the late 1960s. This group of photographs offers a different vision, a new photographic vocabulary proper to Takanashi, who readily speaks of the text of the images, of the connections between them. He has always taken great care with the making of his books, which remain the expression of a unique, singular voice committed to giving meaning: 'For me, my concern was to give meaning.'". N° de réf. du libraire 109770