Publisher: Portland, Oregon: Nazraeli Press, 2007
Edition: 1st Edition
Condition: New / New
Item #: 109882
First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine navy blue cloth-covered boards with title stamped in black on spine, with photographically illustrated dust jacket. Photographs by Asako Narahashi. Text by Martin Parr. Includes a list of plates. 80 pp., with 59 four-color plates beautifully printed in China on heavy matte art paper. 12-7/8 x 12-1/4 inches. Out of print. Scarce.
New in publisher's shrink-wrap (slit open to confirm edition).
From the publisher: "Half Awake and Half Asleep in the Water is the second title in our 'Parr/Nazraeli Edition of Ten,' and our first monograph on the work of Asako Narahashi. This series has been exhibited in Japan to wide acclaim, but never published in book form until now. The photographs were made while the artist stood chest-deep in the ocean facing the shoreline; through them, she manages to extract the viewer's mind from its surroundings, and one finally succumbs to the hallucinatory power of the ocean. In the words of esteemed photographic historian Kotaro Iizawa, 'the feeling of being stranded, however, is strangely comforting.'"