Exhibition catalogue / monograph published in conjunction with show held at Kunsthalle Basel, January 21 - March 5, 1995. Text and interview by Thomas Kellein with Sugimoto. Documents "Wax Museums I," "Interior Theaters," "Dioramas," "Drive-In Theaters," "Day Seascapes," "Night Seascapes." Includes biography, selected bibliography. "For twenty years Hiroshi Sugimoto has photographed and transformed reality through distinctive, carefully composed series of images. Using a large-format camera, he achieves a wide range of tones and effects that show a great love of detail, incredible patience, and absolute technical mastery. 'People cannot really concentrate. They don't look at a thing for a long time,' Sugimoto has said. 'I want to make people see my works twice, form a distance and from close up.' ..." -- from book's end-flap. Text in Germany only.