10 April 2008
Nippon Gekijo Shashincho -- Japan. A Photo Theatre. Tokyo: Muromachi-Shobo, 1968.
Quarto (210 x 220mm). 145 black and white photographs. Original green textured wrappers, spine and covers printed in white (extremities rubbed, spine faded); original printed cardboard slipcase (some wear, light soiling); cloth folding box. Daido Moriyama's signature in black felt-tip pen on the title-page.
FIRST EDITION OF MORIYAMA'S FIRST BOOK, SIGNED. "In the onslaught of imagery -- paced, intimate, ambiguous, erotic, intelligent -- the photographer, the photographed, and the reader stopped being separate" (The Artist and the Book in Japan 67). Japon, pp.10-11; The Photobook, vol. I, p.288 ("A TOUR-DE-FORCE OF EXISTENTIAL EXPRESSIONISM").
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