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YOSHIYUKI Kohei. Document : Koen / Kouen / Park (1980)

YOSHIYUKI Kohei. Document: Koen (Park). Tokyo: Seven / Sebun-sha (Seven Mook 4), 1980. First edition.
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Description — 4° (25,5 x 21 x 1 cm), (112) p., 500 g.
Softcover, pict. dj, b&w pictures. Postfaces-Interviews with Kenichi MATSUMOTO, Nobuyoshi ARAKI & Kohei YOSHIYUKI, in Japanese.
Couv. souple, jaquette ill., photographies n&b. Postfaces/Interviews avec MATSUMOTO Kenichi, ARAKI Nobuyoshi & YOSHIYUKI Kohei, en japonais.

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Remarques & avis / ReviewKohei YOSHIYUKI (1946-)'s great social photo-documentary on known, public, anonymous heterosexual and gay sex and voyeurism in Shinjuku, Yoyogi and Aoyama parks in Tokyo in the late 1970s, taken using infrared flash. The third part of the book captures images of a video playing on a TV set in a 'love hotel' (another very Japanese institution) and gives off an interesting abstraction effect. A well-crafted book, great gravure printing with very deep blacks. The making-of was detailed afterwards in Yoshiyuki's Yoru no Koen and Secret Shashin-jutsu.

L'excellent photo-documentaire social de YOSHIYUKI Kouhei (1946-), sur le voyeurisme et les pratiques sexuelles connues, publiques et anonymes, hétéro et gay, dans les parcs de Shinjuku, Yoyogi et Aoyama à Tokyo à la fin des années 1970, pris au flash infrarouge. La troisième partie du livre présente des clichés d'une vidéo passant à la télé dans un "love hotel" (une autre institution très japonaise), avec un intéressant effet d'abstraction. Un ouvrage bien fini, excellente impression aux noirs profonds. L'arrière-scène sera détaillée par la suite dans Yoru no Koen et Secret Shashin-jutsu.

Divers / Misc. — Table of content:

Part 1 — Koen (Park, hetero)
Part 2 — Koen (Park, gay)
Part 3 — Love Hotel
Part 4 — Burning Words
1) Dialogue with MATSUMOTO Ken'ichi
2) Dialogue with ARAKI Nobuyoshi
3) YOSHIYUKI Kohei & Himself

First printing: red obi / Second printing: blue obi. Same year.

Ref. : PARR BADGER, The Photobook II, 296-297 (where the 2nd printing, with blue obi, is shown). A "brilliant piece of social documentation".

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