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Kazuumi Takahashi: High Tide Wane Moon

Publisher: Portland, Oregon: Nazraeli Press, 2007
Edition: 1st Edition
Binding: Hardcover
ISBN: 159005198X
Condition: New / New
Item #: 105168



First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine blue cloth-covered boards with title blind-stamped on the spine; with photographically illustrated dust jacket. Photographs by Kazuumi Takahashi. Essay by Shino Kuraishi. Unpaginated (56 pp.), with 51 four-color plates finely printed in China. 11-1/4 x 14-1/8 inches. This first edition was limited to 1000 copies. Out of print.


New in publisher's shrink-wrap.


From the publisher: "Japanese artist Kazuumi Takahashi's stunning first monograph, High Tide Wane Moon, explores the relationship between the moon and the ocean. The son of a fisherman, Takahashi grew up near the sea. The schedule of the tide influenced his daily planning, just as the moon in turn influenced the tides. In this large-format book, Takahashi presents 25 double-page spreads, each with a photograph of the moon on the left side, and a corresponding photograph of the ocean on the right. Every double page thus comprises a beautiful diptych in which the viewer is enveloped in water and sky. Collectively, the photographs pay homage to forces that have inspired our dreams, and influenced our ways of life, since the beginning of humankind. Takahashi's work has been widely exhibited throughout Japan."