19 May 2009,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 5,250
Estimate GBP 3,000 - GBP 5,000
Shashin yo Sayonara -- Bye Bye Photography. Tokyo: Shashin Hyoron-sha, 1972.
Tall octavo (230 x 185mm). 137 double-page photographs. Printed leaflet laid-in. Original printed wrappers, original dust-jacket.
FIRST EDITION, SIGNED BY THE PHOTOGRAPHER. A REMARKABLY FRESH COPY of 'one of the most extreme photobooks ever published', and 'a brilliant barrage of stream of consciousness imagery' -- Moriyama's 'willingness to be led to the edge of photography's coherence is the photographic equivalent of Surrealist automatic writing by a camera that almost has a mind of its own' (The Photobook). With a printed prospectus advertising contemporary publications, including Tomatsu and Hosoe. 101 Books, pp.218-20; The Open Book, pp.290-91; The Photobook, vol. I, pp.298-99.
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