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Osamu Kanemura: Spider's Strategy (with obi) [SIGNED]

Publisher: Tokyo: Osiris Co., Ltd., 2001
Edition: 1st Edition
Binding: Hardcover
ISBN: 4309904408
Condition: Fine / Near Fine
Item #: 107815



First Edition, first printing. Boldly signed in black marker on the half-title page (in English and kanji) by Kanemura. Hardcover. Silver metallic paper-covered boards with English title printed in black on front cover and spine, with matching silver metallic dust jacket and rare 3-inch wide printed obi/wrap-around band. Photographs by Osamu Kanemura. Text by Arata Isozaki. Includes a brief biography and exhibition history printed on the dustjacket. Designed by Yukimasa Okumura. 102 pp. with 80 black and white, full-bleed duotone plates, beautifully printed from separations by Hiroshi Aida. 9-1/8 x 11-1/4 inches. [Cited in Martin Parr and Gerry Badger, The Photobook: A History, Volume II. (London and New York: Phaidon, 2006).] Out of print. Scarce.


Fine in Near Fine dust jacket (two areas of slight rubbing on inside front flap), and Very Good obi (moderate rubbing, creasing, and two 1/8-inch closed tears on the front).


From the publisher: "Graphically dense, darkly printed and devoid (for a non-Japanese speaker) of interpretative signs or text, Osamu Kanemura's celebrated Spider's Strategy shows Tokyo as a city of constant collisions, confusions, and expansion. Ever present is a tangle of overhead wires, suggesting a spider web spreading throughout the city, or the connective tissues of an organic and unguided growth."