First Edition, first printing. Boldly signed in black marker on the half-title page (in English and kanji) by Kanemura. Hardcover. Silver metallic paper-covered boards with English title printed in black on front cover and spine, with matching silver metallic dust jacket (lacking printed obi/wrap-around band). Photographs by Osamu Kanemura. Text by Arata Isozaki. Includes a brief biography and exhibition history printed on the dustjacket. Designed by Yukimasa Okumura. 102 pp. with 80 black and white, full-bleed duotone plates, beautifully printed from separations by Hiroshi Aida. 9 1/8 x 11 1/4 inches. Out of print. Scarce. [Cited in Martin Parr and Gerry Badger, The Photobook: A History, Volume II. (London and New York: Phaidon, 2006).]
CONDITION: New in New dust jacket (without obi).
From the publisher: "Graphically dense, darkly printed and devoid (for a non-Japanese speaker) of interpretative signs or text, Osamu Kanemura's celebrated Spider's Strategy shows Tokyo as a city of constant collisions, confusions, and expansion. Ever present is a tangle of overhead wires, suggesting a spider web spreading throughout the city, or the connective tissues of an organic and unguided growth."