Publisher: London: eyestorm, 2001
Edition: 1st Edition
Condition: New / No dust jacket as issued
Item #: 100913
First edition, first printing. Limited edition of 30, this being #7/30, numbered and signed by Parr on the vellum-like cover page. Custom-designed cherry-pink silk-covered hand-made and hand-bound book with 20 mounted original color photographs, all of which feature fake cherry blossoms seen in situ in Japan's capital city. Book of original mounted color photographs is enclosed in a cherry-pink silk-covered Japanese-style hand-made four-sided hinged case (shiho chitsu, top cover and all four corners fold out when 'bone-like' clasps are removed). Four-sided hinged case size is 10-5/8 x 14-1/4 inches, book size is 10-1/2 x 13-7/8, matte size is 10 x 13-5/8 inches and print size is 7 x 10 inches. Out of print. Very scarce.
New in publisher's packaging.
This special edition book was exclusively produced for eyestorm. From the publisher: "'Cherry Blossom Time in Tokyo' is Martin Parr's personal view of the complex mixture of ancient and modern, authentic and artificial that is modern Japan. Only those flowers in the background of the first image are real: the successive images all feature fake blooms in locations that are progressively distanced from the natural world. Seen looped around shop displays of laptops, mobile phones, cameras and necklaces, these flowers soften, and are in striking contrast to, the bright, colorful world of commerce that is focused on in the photographs... displaying Martin Parr's sharp eye for absurdity and abundant humor."