Publisher: Tokyo: Kodansha International, 2008
Edition: 1st Edition
Condition: New / New
Item #: 105679
$750.00 save 60% $300.00
First edition, first printing. Limited edition of 250 copies (with copy number stamped in black ink on the front free endpaper), signed in black ink on the front free endpaper by Daido. Hardcover. Black linen-textured paper-covered boards with tipped-in black-and-white plate on debossed front cover, with "Daido" stamped in white on spine, no dust jacket as issued; contained in a golden linen-textured paper-covered slipcase with title printed in glossy black on the front and spine. Includes an unbound portfolio of four high-gloss varnished black-and-white postcards (15-3/4 x 11 inches) on heavy black cardstock, each with "Daido" in gold letters across the image, contained in a printed paper envelope. The book, slipcase and portfolio are all contained in a custom cardboard clamshell box with a glossy, photographically illustrated label affixed to the cover. Photographs by Daido Moriyama. Unpaginated (96 pp.), with 47 full-bleed black-and-white plates beautifully printed as 2-page spreads. Book measures 16-3/4 x 12 inches; clamshell box is 19-1/8 x 13-1/2.
New in publisher's original packaging.
The images presented here in this lavish, tactile and visually rewarding limited edition feature what Daido calls the "holy sites" of sports: stadiums, swimming pools, racetracks, boxing rings, etc., each made more sublime by the acute lack of human presence. Comparing these photographs with others in the book that depict majestic snow-covered mountain landscapes, one can begin to understand the sacredness that Daido suggests is contained within these structures and spaces.