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SHINOYAMA Kishin. 28 Girls (1968)

SHINOYAMA Kishin. Shinoyama Kishin to 28 Onna-tachi / 28 Girls by Kishin Shinoyama. Tokyo: Camera Mainichi / Mainichi Graphic, 1968. E.O., SIGNÉ / First edition, SIGNED. — AVAILABLE: see STOCKLIST for pricing

Description — In-folio (37 x 26 x 1 cm), 162 p., 500 g.
Pict. softcover, color and b&w pictures, 2 fold-outs. Director : Shoji YAMAGISHI. Art Director : Gan HOSOYA. One color illustration by Makoto WADA. "On the Art of Kishin Shinoyama" by Yukio MISHIMA, in English and Japanese. Cf. Misc.
Couv. ill., photographies coul. et n&b, 2 pages dépliantes. Director : YAMAGISHI Shoji. Art Director : HOSOYA Gan. Une illustration coul. par WADA Makoto. "On the Art of Kishin Shinoyama" ("De l'art de Kishin Shinoyama") par MISHIMA Yukio, en anglais et japonais. Cf. Divers.

État / ConditionCf. STOCKLIST

Remarques & avis / ReviewSHINOYAMA Kishin's ambitious first opus, and a marvel of 1960s nude photography. A striking, complex, multi-layered and refined work, in a succession of series and themes, in colors or blacks, of various material and techniques, with unexpected or peculiar subjects and models (a pre-pubescent and a fatty, or Akihiro MURUYAMA, Yukio Mishima's lover), as well as a fine lump of humor: a microcosm in itself, welcomed here by Yukio MISHIMA and Makoto WADA. A fragile, oversized volume, rare in mint condition, and a personal favorite.

L'ambitieux premier opus de SHINOYAMA Kishin, 28 Girls est une pure merveille de la fin des années 1960, dont il porte la marque certaine. Livre frappant, très pensé, raffiné et construit, de même que les photographies qui le composent — succession de thèmes, couleurs, noirs, matériel et techniques diverses, des sujets et mannequins aux plastiques inattendues ou particulières (une prépubère et une grosse dondon, ou MARUYAMA Akihiro, amant de Mishima Yukio), ainsi qu'une bonne dose d'humour et de dérision : c'est en vérité un microcosme en soi, salué ici par MISHIMA Yukio et WADA Makoto. Un volume grand format fragile, peu courant en très bel état, et un favori personnel.

Divers / Misc. — Table of Contents :

Tanjo / The Birth
Mangekyo / Kaleidoscope
Atsui Nikutai / Fever
Makuma Kyogen / Interlude
Girls :
ASO Reiko — ENAMI Kyoko — MATSUDA Kazuko — HARUKAWA Masumi — KATAYAMA Mari — MARUYAMA Akihiro — AOKI Emi — KUROYANAGI Tetsuko
Shusho / Epilogue

Ref. : KANEKO VARTANIAN, Japanese Photobooks, 102-107
History of Japanese Contemporary Photography 1945-1970 (1975), '67-'68

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