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YOSHIOKA Yasuhiro. Y. Yoshioka (1963)



YOSHIOKA Yasuhiro. Y. Yoshioka / Yoshioka Yasuhiro Shashinshu - Sakuhinshu (A Collection of Artworks / Photographs). Tokyo : Yoshioka Yasuhiro, 1963. First ed. — AVAILABLE: see STOCKLIST for pricing

Description — Square 8° (23 x 24 x 1.5 cm), (86) p., 700 g.
Clothbound hardcover, acetate jacket, paper case, (57) b&w photographs (glossy), 1 fold-out. Foreword by Yusuke NAKAHARA, text, in Japanese, English & French.
Reliure toile, rhodoïd, étui papier, (57) photographies n&b (brillant), 1 dépliant. Préface par NAKAHARA Yusuke, texte, en japonais, anglais & français.

État / Condition — Good (paper case in poor cond.: damaged, lacks, tears; light yellowing on p. edges; otherwise excellent).
Bon (étui papier en mauvais état: endommagé, manques, déchirures ; bord des pages lég. jauni ; sinon excellent).

Remarques & avis / ReviewYasuhiro YOSHIOKA (1934-2002)'s first photobook, and a marvel of contrasted b&w body photography, then judged as obscene and censored, in a finely crafted, privately published volume. Particularly, very impressive close-ups of feet and pubic hair. A personal favorite.

Le premier ouvrage de YOSHIOKA Yasuhiro (1934-2002) et une merveille de photographie n&b contrastée du corps humain, alors jugée obscène et censurée, dans un beau volume publié à compte d'auteur. En particulier, de très impressionnants plans rapprochés de pieds, mains et poils pubiens. Un favori personnel.

Divers / Misc. — Contents / Series:
Composition and Decomposition
Metamorphosis Period and Inter-periodical Phenomenon
Man = Mechanism

Initially published as a book 'not for sale' (1962/10/30), a new colophon was printed and pasted over that of the remaining copies, with a new publishing date (1963/2/15) and label 'limited edition'.

Ref. : KANEKO VARTANIAN, Japanese Photobooks, 72-75.


















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