kaya publishes books of the asian pacific diaspora


The Atlantic: Cities recently featured our book, HYPERART: THOMASSON on their blog.  With an interesting look at artist Genpei Akasegawa.

Click here to read.

About the book: In the 1980s, through submissions from students and readers, Akasegawa collected and printed photos of Thomassons in a column in Super Photo Magazine. He wrote these columns with a warm, goofy humor that seems intended to cast back nihilism, irony, and other common responses to 20th century urbanization. What emerged was a lighthearted, yet profound, picture of how modernization was changing Japan’s urban landscape, and the culture that underpinned it.

Buy it here.

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