杉本博司在1974年發現了紐約美國自然歷史博物館的立體模型後，開始了自己的第一個攝影系列。 他對設置的虛假性感到震驚，他意識到，這種假象會通過帶有鮮明現實的攝影機鏡頭而更加令人信服。 這本書首次收集了該系列的全部內容。
Hiroshi Sugimoto developed his first photographic series in 1974 when discovering the dioramas of the American Museum of Natural History in New York. Struck by the artificiality of the set up, he realizes that the illusion would be more convicing through the lens of a photographic camera assumed to always carry the stark reality. This book gathers for the first time the totality of this founding series which launched Sugimoto’s career, enriched with around ten recent photographs (2012).
First title of a collection of five books on Sugimoto’s major series : Dioramas (2014), Seascapes (2015), followed by Theaters, Architecture, Lightning Fields will be published for the first time in French and in an expanded version.