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Naoya Hatakeyama: Zeche Westfalen I/II Ahlen

By Hatakeyama, Naoya; Andreas Bruning

Tucson: Nazraeli Press, 2006. Hardcover. SIGNED. First edition. Fine/As New hardcover; no dj as issued. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. "Documentary evidence exists of 700 years of coal mining in the Ruhr District of Germany. On June 30, 2000, almost 100 years of mining history came to an end in Ahlen with the closure of the Zeche Westfahlen. Naoya Hatakeyama was commissioned to photograph in Ahlen from October 2003 until February the following year, documenting the sites and structures that were home to tens of thousands of workers for over a century. The resulting photographs provide a valuable record of this once all-important industrial area, culminating in the demolition and razing of the entire site. Visiting today, one would never know what had stood in the vast, now empty space." Photographs by Naoya Hatakeyama; introduction in English and German by Andreas Bruning. SIGNED BY HATAKEYAMA on the ffep, with his red stamp added; no inscription. From an edition limited to 2000 copies. 80 pages; 49 full-page color plates; 13.25 x 11.25 inches.

$100.00

Bruce Gilden: Go
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Bruce Gilden: Go

By Gilden, Bruce; Sophie Darmaillacq

UK: Trebuk, 2000. Hardcover. SIGNED. Fine red-clothbound hardcover with abstract lion design embossed to the front (back cover to Westerners) and title embossed on the spine with a touch of soiling to the boards; no dj, as issued. A very nice copy. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. Aggressive, in-your-face, flash 'n' slash street photography from a master of the genre. Magnum photographer Bruce Gilden prowls the streets of Japan and finds yakuza, criminals, beggars, prostitutes, the homeless, and biker gangs. A beautiful production. Photographs by Bruce Gilden; interview with the artist conducted by Sophie Darmaillacq. SIGNED BY GILDEN on the colophon page; no inscription. From an edition limited to 3000 numbered copies, this being #759. 96 pages; 62 duo-toned b&w plates + 4 Manga illustrations; 9 x 13.5 inches. Ref: Parr & Badger, Photobook, Vol. 2, p.310. Due to size and weight, international and expedited shipping will be more than quoted.

$350.00

Deja-Vu, No. 13, 1993
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Deja-Vu, No. 13, 1993

By Clark, Larry; Sebastiao Salgado

Tokyo: Photo-Planete Co., 1993. Paperback. First edition. Near Fine with a hint of rubbing to the extremities and a very light crease to about 10 pages at the back. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. The 13th issue of this Japanese quarterly magazine on photography which lasted only 20 issues. This issue includes: a 90-page portfolio of work by Larry Clark including images from Tulsa, Teenage Lust, 1992 and collages from 1989-1992; a 15-page portfolio of work by Sebastiao Salgado; reviews; and more. Edited by Kohtaro Iizawa. 170 pages with one gatefold; color and b&w reproductions throughout; 9 x 11.75 inches. Text in Japanese with English summaries.

$74.95

Shomei Tomatsu: Nihon Nippon Japan
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Shomei Tomatsu: Nihon Nippon Japan

By Tomatsu, Shomei; Taroh Yamamoto; Takahiko Okada

Tokyo: Shaken, 1967. Hardcover. First edition, first printing. Very Good minus hardcover with light rubbing at the edges of the boards, a light bump to two tips, and blunting to the other two; interior clean and bright except for a small sticker abrasion to the bfep; lacking the rare vinyl dust-jacket. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. Shomei Tomatsu's (1930-2012) deeply personal and intensely critical examination of contemporary Japanese national identity in light of the country's struggles following World War II and in the face of inexorable Westernization. This was the first publication issued by Shaken, Tomatsu's own imprint, and the first time the photographer had complete control over his book's content and design. Though many of the images had been previously published or exhibited, Tomatsu claimed to have 'recomposed' the work in the editing of the book, changing titles and themes. Photographs and afterword by Shomei Tomatsu; texts by Taroh Yamamoto and Takahiko Okada. Unpaginated [200 pages]; 148 full-page b&w gravure-printed plates; 7-3/4 x 8-7/8 inches. Text in Japanese. LAID-IN are three leaflets from the publisher on books of Tomatsu's work. Reference: Kaneko & Vartanian, Japanese Photobooks, p.94-101; Visions of Japan, p.207; Auer, 802 Photo Books, p.479. Due to size and weight, international and expedited shipping will be more than quoted.

$1300.00

11:02 Nagasaki
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11:02 Nagasaki

By Tomatsu, Shomei; Tamaki Motoi

Tokyo: Shaken, 1968. Hardcover. Second edition. Near Fine hardcover with blunting to two tips, a bit of crimping to the crown, and previous owner's name and date in Japanese to the verso of the colophon page in the original clear vinyl dust jacket, now slightly yellowed and chipped at the crown; lacking the slipcase. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. In 1960, Shomei Tomatsu (1930-2012) was offered the assignment of documenting the aftereffects of the atomic bomb which leveled Nagasaki in 1945 and the city's reconstruction. He knew little about Nagasaki and like many Japanese had chosen not to confront the trauma of the bombing. But on exploring the city, he was shocked by the depth of the scars and the lingering effect on the survivors. That initial assignment resulted in Hiroshima-Nagasaki Document 1961, a collaboration with Ken Domon, and a lifelong interest in the city. Further visits in the early 1960s resulted in the 1966 publication, 11:02 Nagasaki, arguably one of the most significant books of modern Japanese photography. Despite the title reference to the moment the bomb exploded and froze the iconic watch pictured on the cover, the book is as much a Klein-like tour of a city or a Strand-like record of a "place." However, in Tomatsu's editing, that fateful moment in 1945 echoes throughout--either literally in images of the victims and objects left behind or in more symbolic ways such as the presence of the U.S. military and the spread of American pop culture. As with so much of Tomatsu's work, a major theme of 11:02 Nagasaki is the collision of east and west, and the cultural and moral repercussions that followed. The second edition is actually unsold copies of the first edition with a new printed paper label glued to the spine and a new colophon page tipped in at the rear. Photographs by Shomei Tomatsu; texts by Tamaki Motoi; quotes by survivors. Unpaginated [168 pages]; 119 full-page b&w gravure-printed plates; 7.75 x 9 inches. Text in Japanese. LAID-IN are two different leaflets from the publisher about the book. Reference: Parr & Badger, Photobook: Vol. I, p.276-277; Roth, Open Book, p.226-227; Auer, 802 Photo Books, p.454; Visions of Japan, p.207. Due to size and weight, international and expedited shipping will be more than quoted.

$1750.00

Shomei Tomatsu: Skin of the Nation
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Shomei Tomatsu: Skin of the Nation

By Tomatsu, Shomei; Leo Rubinfien; Sandra S. Phillips; John W. Dower; Daido Moriyama

San Francisco & New Haven: San Francisco Museum of Modern Art & Yale University Press, 2004. Hardcover. First edition, first printing. Fine cloth-bound hardcover in a Fine dust jacket, protected by a clear mylar cover. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. The catalogue for a major traveling exhibition of work by the influential postwar Japanese photographer Shomei Tomatsu (1930-2012). This was the first in-depth English-language study of Tomatsu's work and features not only images from his entire career but also excerpts from his own writings, many of which had never appeared in English. Photographs by Shomei Tomatsu; essays by Leo Rubinfien, Sandra S. Phillips and John W. Dower; foreword by Daido Moriyama. 224 pages; 34 color and 116 duo-toned b&w illustrations; 9.25 x 10.25 inches. Chronology, exhibition history, bibliography, catalogue of the exhibition. Due to size and weight, international and expedited shipping will be more than quoted.

$125.00

Visions of Japan: Tomatsu Shomei
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Visions of Japan: Tomatsu Shomei

By Tomatsu, Shomei; Ito Toshiharu; Motoo Hisako

Kyoto: Korinsha Press, 1998. Hardcover. First edition, first printing. Fine cloth-bound hardcover in a Fine dust jacket with a hint of rubbing to the lower tips. All dust jackets are protected by a clear mylar cover. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. The photographs are from a series named "Plastics" taken between 1987 and 1989--still lifes of found objects at the tide mark on a black sand beach. Photographs by Shomei Tomatsu; essay by Toshiharu Ito; edited by Hisako Motoo. 96 pages; 41 four-color plates; 8.5 x 8.25 inches. Chronology, exhibition history, illustrated bibliography. Text in English.

$64.95

Japanese Photography in America, 1920-1940: September 8 - November 2, 1988
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Japanese Photography in America, 1920-1940: September 8 - November 2, 1988

By Reed, Dennis

New York: Whitney Museum of American Art, 1988. Pamphlet. First edition. Fine pamphlet with a light bump at one corner and a hint of soiling. SHIPS THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING AND CARDBOARD. The gallery brochure for an exhibition of photography by Japanese-Americans between the wars; held at the Whitney Museum of American Art at Equitable Center, NYC, September 8 - November 2, 1988. Short essay by Dennis Reed, the curator. Double-gatefold, card stock; 8 pages; 2 b&w illustrations; 8 x 11 inches. Exhibition checklist of 86 works by thirty photographers. This is not the book of the same title.

$14.95

Toshio Shibata: Terra, In Pursuit of New Landscape
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Toshio Shibata: Terra, In Pursuit of New Landscape

By Shibata Toshio; Yoshio Nakamura; Koko Yamagishi

Tokyo: Toshi Shuppan, 1994. Hardcover. SIGNED. Second edition (printing) 1995. Fine clothbound hardcover with a tap to one tip in a Fine dust jacket with a Fine obi (promotional belly-band); virtually as new. All dust jackets are protected by a clear mylar cover. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. A collection of work by the Japanese photographer Toshio Shibata, known for his landscape images exploring the delicate balance between human-made structures and nature. The artist's second monograph. Photographs by Toshio Shibata; essay by Yoshio Nakamura; edited by Koko Yamagishi. SIGNED BY SHIBATA on the ffep; no inscription. 84 pages; 43 full-page duo-toned b&w plates + 26 text illustrations; 12.5 x 12 inches. Caption list, chronology. Text in Japanese and English. LAID-IN are two illustrated gallery exhibition announcement cards for NYC shows of the artist's work held in 2003 and 2006. Due to size and weight, international and expedited shipping will be more than quoted.

$450.00

Photographs by Toshio Shibata
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Photographs by Toshio Shibata

By Shibata, Toshio; James Eyenart; Koko Yamagishi

Tokyo: Asahi Shimbun, 1992. Hardcover. SIGNED. First edition. Fine clothbound hardcover with crisp gilt titling to the spine in a Very Good+ dust jacket with light soiling and two small stains to the fore edge. All dust jackets are protected by a clear mylar cover. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. The Japanese photographer Toshio Shibata's first monograph, a collection of work divided into two sections: "First Pictures: 1983-1987" and "Photographs by Toshio Shibata" (1987-1990.) Shibata is known for his landscape images exploring the delicate balance between human-made structures and nature. Photographs by Toshio Shibata; essay by James Eyenart; edited by Koko Yamagishi. SIGNED BY SHIBATA on the ffep; no inscription. 84 pages; 58 full-page duo-toned b&w plates; 12.5 x 12 inches. Caption list, chronology. Text in Japanese and English. LAID-IN are three illustrated gallery exhibition announcement cards for NYC shows of the artist's work held in 1998, 2003, and 2006. Due to size and weight, international and expedited shipping will be more than quoted.

$400.00

Eikoh Hosoe: Meta
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Eikoh Hosoe: Meta

By Hosoe, Eikoh; Graham Howe; Matsuo Takahashi; Tatsuo Fukushima

Curatorial Assistance, Inc, 1991. Paperback. SIGNED. First edition, 1991. Near Fine paperback with French flaps with the lightest of shelf ware and a small ding on the spine. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. Each spread has a photograph on the left and a caption or comment by Hosoe on the right. Includes photographs from many of his books including "Barakei," "Man and Woman," "Kamaitachi", "Embrace," etc. Photographs by Eikoh Hosoe; foreword by Graham Howe; poem by Matsuo Takahashi; essay by Tatsuo Fukushima. SIGNED BY HOSOE in Japanese; no inscription. 123 pages; 35 b&w plates. Chronology of Hosoe's career, exhibition history, bibliography.

$200.00

Daido Moriyama: Vintage Prints, Michael Hoppen Gallery Exhibition Catalogue
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Daido Moriyama: Vintage Prints, Michael Hoppen Gallery Exhibition Catalogue

By Moriyama, Daido; William Klein; Michael Hoppen

London: Guiding Light & Michael Hoppen Gallery, 2004. Paperback. First edition, first printing. Fine/As New tabloid-sized paperback in the publisher's re-sealable plastic bag. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. The catalogue for an exhibition of work by Daido Moriyama, held at the Michael Hoppen Gallery, London, in February, 2004. "A collection of rare vintage prints from Moriyama's own personal collection, providing a substantial body of work from the 1960's, 70's and 80's previously unseen in public." An exceptionally nice showcase for Moriyama's images. Photographs by Daido Moriyama; statement by William Klein; introduction by Michael Hoppen. From an unnumbered edition limited to 800 copies. 51 unbound sheets folded to form 102 pages; 83 b&w illustrations, most full-page or full-spread; 11.5 x 15.5 inches. Housed in the publisher's translucent re-sealable plastic bag with a round printed sticker to the front and a white cardboard insert for support, all as issued. Text in English. Due to size and weight, international and expedited shipping will be more than quoted.

$165.00

Visions of Japan: Inose Kou
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Visions of Japan: Inose Kou

By Inose, Kou; Ito Toshiharu

Kyoto: Korinsha Press, 1998. Hardcover. First edition, first printing. Fine cloth-bound hardcover in a Very Good dust jacket with rubbing along the edges and the the extremities. All dust jackets are protected by a clear mylar cover. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. A dark vision of ominous woods, dead and dissected bodies, portraits of carnival workers and other outsiders, made between 1982 and 1994. Photographs by Kou Inose; essay by Ito Toshiharu. 95 pages; 39 full-page b&w plates; 8.5 x 8.5 inches. Bibliography, exhibition history. Text in English.

$74.95

Ikko Narahara: Tokyo, the ‘50s
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Ikko Narahara: Tokyo, the ‘50s

By Narahara, Ikko

Tokyo: Mole, 1996. Hardcover. First edition. Fine/As New hardcover; no dj as issued. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. Monograph of Ikko's previously unpublished early work: Tokyo street photography shot in the 1950s. Photographs and afterword by Ikko Narahara. 68 pages; 50 full-page duo-toned b&w plates; 9.25 x 11.5 inches. Biography/bibliography. Text in English and Japanese.

$125.00

Masatoshi Naito: Tokyo, 1970-1985
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Masatoshi Naito: Tokyo, 1970-1985

By Naito, Masatoshi

Tokyo: Meicho Shuppan, 1985. Hardcover. First edition, first printing, presumed. Near Fine hardcover with a light tap to two tips, light bumps to the bottom edges of the boards, and a small patch of abrasion to verso of the rfep in a Near Fine dust jacket with a touch of soiling. A very nice copy. All dust jackets are protected by a clear mylar cover. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. Tokyo street photography with a laser focus on the homeless, drunks, whores, oddballs, marginalized, and the ink-black night. Photographs and statement in English by Naito Masatoshi. 224 pages; 90 full-spread, full-bleed plates; 8.5 x 12 inches. Aside from the statement, all text is in Japanese.

$400.00

Meeting With Japan: A Personal Introduction to Its People, Their Culture, and Their History
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Meeting With Japan: A Personal Introduction to Its People, Their Culture, and Their History

By Maraini, Fosco

New York: Viking, 1960. Hardcover. Very Good+ cloth-bound hardcover with light rubbing at the extremities in a Good+ dust jacket with small chips at the spine ends and three chips to the spine, other wise a very nice looking dj. Note that the white line along the spine in our photo is the reflection of the flash. All dust jackets are protected by a clear mylar cover. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. Photographs and text by Fosco Maraini. First American edition, book club edition. 467 pages; 118 b&w and 36 color photographs + drawings, ideograms, maps and diagrams. A nice collection of images from Japan in the 1950s.

$14.95

Ehon: The Artist and the Book in Japan, October 20, 2006 - February 4, 2007
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Ehon: The Artist and the Book in Japan, October 20, 2006 - February 4, 2007

By Keyes, Roger S.

New York: New York Public Library, 2006. Pamphlet. First edition. Near Fine oversized pamphlet. SHIPS THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING AND CARDBOARD. Essay by Roger S. Keyes. Spiral-fold; 14 pages; 10 color illustrations; 5 x 12 inches. Bibliography. The gallery brochure for an exhibition of ehon, the 1,200-year-old Japanese tradition of "picture books."

$18.95

Akira Kanayama, The Un-Gutai Gutai Artist & Atsuko Tanaka and Akira Kanayama, Questioning the Edge
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Akira Kanayama, The Un-Gutai Gutai Artist & Atsuko Tanaka and Akira Kanayama, Questioning the Edge

By Kato, Mizuho; Atsuko Tanaka; Akira Kanayama

New York: Paula Cooper Gallery, 2008. Pamphlet. Folded sheets of 8.5 x 11-inch paper. Two essays by Mizuho Kato, Curator at Ashiya City Museum, issued by the Paula Cooper Gallery for an exhibition of work by Atsuko Tanaka and Akira Kanayama, held January 17 - February 18, 2008. One--Akira Kanayama, The Un-Gutai Gutai Artist--is reprinted in translation from a Japanese exhibition catalogue and is here presented on 5 photocopied sheets on the gallery's letterhead. The other--Atsuko Tanaka and Akira Kanayama, Questioning the Edge--is apparently original and is printed on card stock. LAID IN is the gallery exhibition announcement card. SHIPS THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING AND CARDBOARD.

$14.95

Early Masters: Ukiyo-e Prints and Paintings from 1680 to 1750
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Early Masters: Ukiyo-e Prints and Paintings from 1680 to 1750

By Avitabile, Gunhild

New York: Japan Society, 1991. Paperback. First US edition, first printing. Near Fine paperback with French flaps with a couple of light scuffs, a touch of rubbing to the tips, and one tiny dog ear to one page. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. Text by Gunhild Avitabile. 139 pages; 23 color and 39 b&w full-page plates + 3 text illustrations; 8.25 x 11.75 inches. Glossary, bibliography. The catalogue for an exhibition; based on an earlier German catalogue but revised.

$19.95

Sato Tokihiro: Photo-Respiration
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Sato Tokihiro: Photo-Respiration

By Tokihiro, Sato

Tokyo: Gallery Gan, 1999. Pamphlet. First edition. Fine paperback/pamphlet with a hint of rubbing at the extremities. SHIPS THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING AND CARDBOARD. The catalogue for an exhibition of the surreal photographs of Tokihiro Sato, held in Tokyo at Gallery Gan in 1999. Staple-bound oversized pamphlet; 4 pages + covers; 13 photos reproduced + 1 installation view; 8.25 x 11.75 inches. Biography, exhibition history, collections list. Text in English and Japanese. LAID-IN is an article about the artist written by Mark Kostabi as well as 3 illustrated gallery exhibition announcement cards for shows of Sato's work and the press release for one of those shows.

$29.95

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