Synopses & Reviews
Tokyo Vertigois the first book to catch all of the sensations of Tokyo: its vast avenues and building masses, and its concurrent cultures of sex, death and ecstasy.
The book explores Tokyo as a vast compendium of visual gestures, images and texts. Moving from district to district-from wild Shinjuku to the austere Imperial Palace-it vividly tracks the exhilarating impact of the city as seen on the faces of its innumerable human denizens.
Illustrated by over 20 revelatory photographs from Romain Slocombe, Nobuyoshi Araki and Eikoh Hosoe, Tokyo Vertigowill appeal not only to fans of Japanese culture, but to all readers engaged with the fascination of cities, with contemporary global culture, and with travel writing at its most new and innovative.
The first book to capture all of the sensations of this ultimate futuristic city.
About the Author
Stephen Barber is a noted cultural historian and the leading authority on Antonin Artaud. He is the author of many acclaimed books, including: Burning World, the best-selling biography of Edmund White; Tokyo Vertigo; the wide-selling Caligula: Divine Carnage; and Artaud: Blows And Bombs, the definitive biography.