31 May 2007
Toshi-e -- Towards the City. Tokyo: for the author, 1974. 2 vols., folio (420 x 280mm) and quarto (257 x 183mm). 62 black and white photographs, and 54 black and white photographs. Original black cloth with metal disk mounted on the front panel, spine blocked in white, smaller volume in original black wrappers, printed paper label on cover, original black cardboard clamshell box, printed paper label on spine overlapping on front cover (metal disk with minor wear, light wear on clamshell box).
FIRST EDITION OF THE 'MOST LUXURIOUS' OF THE PROVOKE BOOKS, by one of its founding members; taking as his theme the cost paid by Japan for unbridled consumerism, 'Takanashi addresses this complex question with lyrical passion' (The Photobook). A very good copy. The Photobook, vol. I, p.302.
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