Naoya Hatakeyama: Lime Works (First Softbound Printing) [SIGNED]
Publisher: Tokyo: Synergy, Inc., 1996
Edition: 1st Edition
Binding: Soft cover
Condition: Fine / No dust jacket as issued
Item #: 102969
First edition (true first softbound edition), first printing. Signed (in English) in black ink on the half-title page by Hatakeyama. Soft cover. Photographically illustrated laminated wrappers. Photographs and text (in Japanese and English) by Naoya Hatakeyama. Afterword by Naoya Hatakeyama. Includes brief biography and bibliography. 120 pp., with 109 four-color plates. 12 x 10 inches. Out of print. Very scarce.
From the publisher: "Lime Works contains images which are moving for the ways in which they transcend the reality of their subject matter, large lime stone processing plants and quarries [scattered at thirty sites in Japan, from Hokkaido to Okinawa]. Renowned Japanese photographer Hatakeyama evokes the site as the landscape is torn asunder for industrial use. The result is a surprisingly eerie work, composed of rusting lots, polluted waters, and upturned stone."