Toshio Shibata: Landscape (Second Printing) [SIGNED]
Publisher: Tucson, Arizona: Nazraeli Press, 2000
Edition: 1st Edition
Condition: New / New
Item #: 101433
1996/2000. First edition, second printing. Signed in black ink on the title page by Shibata. Hardcover. Fine dark olive green linen cloth, with photographically illustrated dust jacket. Photographs by Toshio Shibata. Text by Anne W. Tucker and Etsuro Ishihara. Includes a biography and notes to the plates. 96 pp. with 40 duotone plates, beautifully printed on heavy fine paper by Sellier Druck GmbH, Freising, from separations made by LanaRepro, Lana, Italy. 12-3/4 x 12-3/4 inches. This second printing was limited to 1000 copies.
New in publisher's shrink-wrap (from the publisher's archive; open for signature).
From the publisher: "In its interior, Japan is mountainous and green. Most of the population still lives along its coasts, but as people slowly move inland, mountainsides are torn away to create necessary horizontal space. To secure the newly exposed inclines, concrete is sprayed and poured onto the vertical plains, or hoisted as pre-poured grids onto the hillsides. Since 1983, Toshio Shibata has photographed these sites. His elaborate compositions and exquisite black and white prints are works of art that record the merging -- and resulting tension -- of Japan's great natural beauty and the craftsmanship of its engineers. Landscape presents a selection of forty-three photographs from this project, with essays by Anne Tucker and Etsuro Ishihara. This second printing of Landscape is limited to 1,000 copies."