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Publisher: Tucson, Arizona: Nazraeli Press, 2008
Edition: 1st Edition
Condition: New / New
Item #: 106041
First edition, first printing. Signed in black marker on the half-title page by Shibata. Hardcover. Fine dark olive green Japanese cloth-covered boards, with photographically illustrated dust jacket. Photographs by Toshio Shibata. 96 pp., with 83 four-color plates beautifully printed on fine matte art paper. 12-7/8 x 12-7/8 inches. This first edition was limited to 1000 copies, each hand-numbered on the colophon page.
New in New dust jacket (from the publisher's archive; opened only for signature).
From the publisher: "Twelve years ago, Nazraeli Press published Toshio Shibata's Landscape, the artist's first Western monograph and one which sold out upon publication. In the interim, Shibata has moved to large-format color photography, maintaining as his subject the spectacular, anti-erosion engineering structures so prevalent in the mountainous inland regions of Japan and parts of the United States. Like its predecessor, Landscape 2 is printed in a first edition of 1,000 hand-numbered copies. This important new monograph spans five years of output, featuring 83 of the artist's most powerful recent imagery.
Toshio Shibata is one of Japan's most respected contemporary photographers. His work has been the subject of exhibitions and publications throughout Japan, the United States, and Europe, and is included in such public collections as The Museum of Modern Art, New York; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; and The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Landscape 2 is beautifully printed in an oversized format on heavy matte paper, and bound in Japanese cloth. A special edition (with five original prints to choose from) is also available."