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ARAKI Nobuyoshi. Araki Nobuyoshi no Itsuwari Reportage (1980)

ARAKI Nobuyoshi. Araki Nobuyoshi no Itsuwari Reportage (Araki's Fake Reportages). Tokyo: Byakuya Shobo, 1980. First edition & printing, INSCRIBED. — AVAILABLE: see STOCKLIST for pricing

Description — 8° (26 x 17,5 x 2 cm), (324) p., 900 g.
Softcover, silver (mirror-like) pict. dj, obi (scarce), b&w pictures. Text in Japanese. Copy finely inscribed by ARAKI, "to Mr. Atuta with love, Nobuyoshi ARAKI" (black felt-tip pen).
Broché, jaquette ill. argentée (miroir), bandeau éditeur (rare), photographies n&b. Texte en japonais. Exemplaire agrémenté d'un bel envoi d'ARAKI, "to Mr. Atuta with love, Nobuyoshi ARAKI" (feutre noir).

État / Condition — EXCELLENT.

Remarques & avis / Review — Women in all their states, from hostess bars and Tokyo's dark streets, to celebrities and spotlights, in monochrome, by the facetious and ever-green Nobuyoshi ARAKI. A fine and imposing volume, very well-done — a special mention for the dustjacket. Inscribed copy.

Les femmes dans tous leurs états, des bars à hôtesses et sombres ruelles tokyoïtes, aux célébrités et spotlights, en noir et blanc, par le facétieux et toujours vert ARAKI Nobuyoshi. Un beau et fort volume, très bien fini — mention spéciale pour la jaquette. Exemplaire avec envoi.

Divers / Misc. — "With an epigraph, Photos are jokes on society. The high ([Japan's] Empress) and the low (female kickboxers) are combined; Araki's great wit in full display." (IIZAWA Kohtaro, ARAKI's Illustrated Bibliography, in déjà-vu #4 : ARAKI Nobuyoshi (1991), p.78)

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