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Book of the Week Book of the Week: A Pick by Laurence Vecten Laurence Vecten selects A Song for Windows by Takashi Homma as Book of the Week.
A Song for Windows. By Takashi Homma. 
Libraryman, 2016.
 
Laurence Vecten selects A Song for Windows by Takashi Homma from Libraryman as Book of the Week.

"A Song for Windows is heavy, made of 40 thick pages. It mixes extracts of Tove Jansson’s The Summer Book and Takashi Homma’s photographs, using children’s books codes: short texts, cardboard pages. Through these codes the reader is invited to go back to his roots, diving into the simplicity childhood should be.

Only one house stands on Klovharun island (Pellinki archipelago, Finland). A simple cabin where Tove Jansson and her partner spent their summers for 25 years, looking at nature and time go by. It’s a minimal life, inspired by nature. Looking through the cover’s hole, Takashi Homma documents the same unchanging views and details: light dancing from interior sun spots on curtains or wooden walls to the pink sunset on the rockscape; close-ups on algae and moss, natural colors and materials.

'There had never been anything but rocks out there, but now the whole shore was sand.' Roughness becomes softness, it brings serendipity. Takahi Homma shares a way of life, documenting the summer days softness, lending them to the couple. His photographs are humble and peaceful, sharing the retreat and suspended time. Some lost places in our uber-connected world still have true gifts to offer."—Laurence Vecten

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A Song for Windows. By Takashi Homma. Libraryman, 2016.
A Song for Windows. By Takashi Homma. Libraryman, 2016.



Laurence Vecten is a freelance Photo Editor based in Paris, who has worked for French Glamour, Marie-Claire and Le Monde newspaper. She is founder of Lozen up, an indepedent photobook publisher, and shares her favorite books on her blog One Year of Books.
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