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NARAHARA Ikko. Europe. Where Time Has Stopped (1967)

NARAHARA Ikko. Europe. Where Time Has Stopped / Seishi-shita Jikan. Tokyo: Kajima Kenkyujo Shuppankai, 1967. 1st & only ed.
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Description — Thick 4to (31.5 x 21 x 3 cm), 208 p., 1.5 kg
Blue clothbound hardcover, pict. slipcase & printed acetate dj, (135) b&w and color photographs, 5 fold-outs. Postface in Japanese, Index also in English.

Condition — Good (slipcase: acetate jacket missing, light wear & soiling;
book: yellowed backstrip, one shortened & creased index page at the end, most likely original crafting defect).

Review — The astounding and monumental travel to Western Europe and first photobook of NARAHARA Ikko, in a festival of superb subjective and experimental photography, mostly in contrasted blacks. Fantastic care was put into the crafting of the volume, excellent paper & outstanding gravure printing. A very impressive work and corner stone of postwar Japanese photography. Uncommon. A personal all-time favorite.

Misc. — Series:
Towers / Windows / Afternoon / Trees / Fossils / Secrets . Dreams / Where Time Has Stopped
Photographs taken in:
France / Italy / Spain / England / Austria / Portugal / Holland

Ref.: KANEKO VARTANIAN, Japanese Photobooks, 124-129

(The copy currently available)

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