Publisher: Tucson, Arizona: Nazraeli Press, 2004
Edition: 1st Edition
Condition: New / No dust jacket as issued
Item #: 101445
First edition, first and only printing. Special limited edition of 500 hand-numbered copies, with an 9-5/8 by 7-5/8 inch original gelatin silver print tipped in debossed front cover, no dust jacket as issued. The book is hand-numbered and signed in black ink on the colophon page by Shibata, and enclosed in a gray cloth slipcase. Hardcover. Fine dark green linen cloth with title stamped in gray on front cover and spine, no dust jacket as issued. Photographs by Toshio Shibata. 36 pp. (including one 2-page gatefold), with 18 duotone plates beautifully printed on heavy paper by Oceanic Graphic Productions, China. 16-3/4 x 13-1/2 inches. Out of print (sold out shortly after publication). Scarce.
New in publisher's shrink-wrap (slit open for signature).
From the publisher: "Toshio Shibata is well known for his large-format landscape photographs, particularly those made in Japan. Shibata's photographs of mountainsides overlaid by concrete "netting" and other engineering devices to prevent erosion and landslides are marked by their abstract beauty and sense of immense scale. Our first book on this work, Landscape, was published to wide critical acclaim, and the first printing sold out upon publication. The artist's follow-up book, Dam, is perhaps more beautiful yet. Printed in a large 14 x 17 inch format, and hardbound in Japanese cloth, Dam is limited to an edition of 500 numbered and signed copies. Each copy of the book features an original print on the front cover, protected by a matching slipcase.
Shibata's work has been widely exhibited and published throughout the United States, Europe and Asia. It has been the subject of solo exhibitions at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago and the Centre National de la Photographie in Paris. Toshio Shibata's photographs are included in major public and private collections throughout the world; we are pleased to make it available in this limited edition book. Early orders are encouraged."