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HOSOE Eikoh / MISHIMA Yukio / YOKOO Tadanori. Barakei Shinshuban / Ordeal by Roses Reedited (1971)

HOSOE Eikoh / MISHIMA Yukio / YOKOO Tadanori. Barakei Shinshuban / Ordeal by Roses Reedited. Tokyo: Shuei-sha, 1971. — AVAILABLE: see STOCKLIST for pricing

Description — Oblong folio (42 x 55 x 5 cm), (106) p., cardboard transportation slipcase, printed white clothboudn case with color illustrations pasted on inside flaps and bottom, black velvet binding, mounted color composition on first board, mounted printed metallic frontispiece, full-page color compositions by YOKOO and matte b&w pictures (photogravure) by HOSOE. Preface by MISHIMA. Text in Japanese and English.

État / Condition — Fine (wear to cardboard case, foxing to white cloth case, otherwise excellent).

Remarques & avis / Review — Published a few months after Mishima's death, this impressive folio-sized re-edition of Barakei (1963) was designed by YOKOO Tadanori and is a completely different book altogether. The first section entails color drawings by YOKOO and landscapes by HOSOE; pictures were re-ordered; the whole is enshrined in a superb, mausoleum-like case of Indian Buddhist inspiration. A masterwork of '70s book design and book crafting.

Divers / Misc. — Ref.: Parr-Badger, Photobook I, 282-283.

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