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MIDORIKAWA Yoichi. Sketching Tour in Europe (1960)

MIDORIKAWA Yoichi. Sketching Tour in Europe / 1960. Yoroppa no fukei (Landscapes of Europe / Paysages d'Europe). Tokyo : Geibi, Showa 35 (1960). E.O., SIGNÉ / First edition, SIGNED. — AVAILABLE: see STOCKLIST for pricing

Description — In-4° (30 x 26 x 2 cm), (112) p., 1,4 kg.
Cartonnage toile, jaquette ill., étui carton, photographies couleurs et n&b, 4 doubles pages. Maquette par AWAZU Kiyoshi. Préface par OKAMOTO Taro, légendes en anglais et japonais, postface en japonais. Exemplaire signé par MIDORIKAWA Yoichi (encre noire, pinceau, sceau personnel).
Cloth hardcover, pict. dj, cardboard slipcase, color and b&w pictures, 4 fold-outs. Book design by Kiyoshi AWAZU. Foreword by Taro OKAMOTO, captions in both English and Japanese, postface in Japanese. Copy signed by Yoichi MIDORIKAWA (black ink, paintbrush, personal seal).

État / Condition — TB / VG.

Remarques & avis / ReviewMIDORIKAWA Yoichi's travel in Europe (Egypt, Greece, Switzerland, France, Holland, Denmark, Norway and Sweden) through fine landscape, street shots, portraits and details, mostly in rich gravure, and including double fold-out pages. This book marks a capital turning point in Midorikawa's photography, which switches from portraits and nude to the landscapes he is now best-known for. Avant-garde, finely crafted travel photobook, with great finishing touch & binding design.

Le parcours de MIDORIKAWA Yoichi en Europe (Egypte, Grèce, Suisse, France, Hollande, Danemark, Norvège et Suède) à travers de splendides paysages, villes, portraits et clichés de détails, la plupart en riche héliogravure. Ce premier livre marque un tournant capital dans la photographie de Midorikawa, qui passera des portraits aux paysages pour lesquels il est le plus connu. Livre-photo de voyage d'avant-garde, à l'excellente finition et maquette très soignée, mention pour la reliure.

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