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Publisher: Portland, Oregon: Nazraeli Press, in association with Getsuyosha Limited / Yutaka Kambayashi, Tokyo, 2007
Edition: 1st Edition
Binding: Soft cover
Condition: New / New
Item #: 105057
First edition, first printing. Limited edition of 500 copies, hand-numbered in black ink and signed in black marker on the first page by Moriyama. Soft cover. Photographically illustrated wrappers, with photographically illustrated laminated dust jacket with title printed in Japanese and English on cover and spine. Photographs by Daido Moriyama. 436 pp., with full-bleed duotone plates throughout, printed in Japan by Nissha Printing Co. Ltd. 11-3/4 x 9 inches.
New in publisher's shrink-wrap (slit open for signature).
Daido Moriyama's signature style and numerous motifs are more evident than ever in Hawaii, perhaps his finest book in many years. Ominous dark seas, sultry landscapes and red-light districts, Warhol-inspired pop culture icons (Elvis and Marylyn make their inevitable appearances), solitary figures on desolate streets, are all 'pure Daido.' The occasional nod in homage to Robert Frank, Lisette Model, William Klein, Walker Evans, and others, balance the overt Provoke-era style Daido helped forge. Without the inclusion of several images of road signs and store names (and of course, the book's title), most of these photographs could have been made in any coastal city.
From the artist: "In Spring , I am going to go to Hawaii to photograph. I'm so excited, and a little anxious - I've never been there before. The idea of Hawaii has been stuck in my mind for many, many years, just as the idea of a place. I try to imagine what it's like, and I have a certain image of it - a nostalgic place, a place where time has stopped. When I get there, I'll probably find out it's nothing like that..."From the publisher: "Born in 1938, Daido Moriyama is widely recognized as one of Japan's most important and influential postwar photographers. His powerful, edgy black-and-white photographs have been the subject of dozens of books, which have themselves had an enormous impact on the world of photography."
Comprising photographs taken on the islands of Hawaii, Oahu, Maui and Kauai from 2004-2007, this substantial and satisfying collection traverses through the full extent of Moriyama's range and offers over 400 images reflecting his astounding, singular vision."