"The photo volume 'A City Aglow' by Japanese photographer Shunji DODO is a warm, dizzying, up-close and overwhelming portrait of Thailand’s capital city of Bangkok. The 6x6 medium-format black-and-white photographs were made during numerous visits between the mid-1980s and 2019. Drawing parallels to his experiences of downtown Osaka during his childhood after the war, he became fascinated by Bangkok and the warmth, liveliness and ingenuity of its residents. Focusing on a single city, 'A City Aglow' provides an encompassing, unweary look at life’s universal force to continue, no matter the circumstances.
The book design of 'A City Aglow' is by Yoshihisa TANAKA. The sides of the book have been silkscreen-printed, and the sense of presence of the book together with the brilliant photographs let the reader delve into another world from the first turn of the page. It includes an extensive afterword by Shunji DODO as well as a short essay by Tate Senior Curator Yasufumi Nakamori in Japanese and English translation." (© Case, 2019)