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    Sale 5948


    19 May 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 116


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    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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