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ARAKI Nobuyoshi. Shashin-ron (1989)

ARAKI Nobuyoshi. Shashin-ron (The Theory of Photography). Tokyo: Kawade Shobo Shinsha, 1989. First ed. — AVAILABLE: see STOCKLIST for pricing

Description — In-4° (30.5 x 22.5 x 1 cm), (120) p., 850 g.
Hardcover, pict. dj, obi, b&w photographs (full spreads). Preface by Takaaki YOSHIMOTO, in Japanese.
Cartonné, jaquette ill., bandeau éd., photographies n&b (pleines doubles pages). Préface by YOSHIMOTO Takaaki, en Japonais.

État / Condition — VG / TB.

Remarques & avis / Review — An outstanding work by Nobuyoshi ARAKI: large size, great paper & printing in deep blacks, full spreads only (very uncommon in Araki's works), and Tokyo, snapshots, streetshots and beautiful close-ups that announce Erotos, while Tokyo Nude is in preparation. A personal favorite.

Un ouvrage exceptionnel par ARAKI Nobuyoshi : grand format, excellents papier & impression en noirs profonds, doubles pages uniquement (très peu courant dans l'œuvre d'Araki), et Tokyo, clichés sur le vif, clichés de rue et de très beaux plans rapprochés qui peuvent annoncer Erotos, cependant que Tokyo Nude est en préparation. Un favori personnel.

Divers / Misc. — 'Unlike the 1981 book of the same title, this volume is mostly photos, fragments of city images. Philosopher Yoshimoto writes about Araki's desire to capture his encounter with Tokyo's "manners and customs."' (IIZAWA Kohtaro, ARAKI's Illustrated Bibliography, in déjà-vu #4: ARAKI Nobuyoshi (1991), p.87-88)

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