18 May 2006
Kitarubeki Kotoba no Tameni -- For a Language to Come. Tokyo: Fudo-sha, 1970. 4° (300 x 210mm). 103 black and white photographs. Original photo-illustrated wrappers, original colour printed dust-jacket, original cardboard slipcase with printed paper label (dust-jacket extremities lightly rubbed, short closed tear, light soiling, slipcase lightly worn, label with some fading).
FIRST EDITION. 'Along with Moriyama's Shashin yo Sayonara (Bye Bye Photography), [Nakahira's book] marks THE APOGEE OF THE PROVOKE PERIOD'. Nakahira 'utilized a troubled lyricism to express his disaffection with the colonization of Japan by American consumerism' (The Photobook, pp.292-93).
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