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Miyako Ishiuchi: Nail [SIGNED]

Publisher: Tokyo: Heibonsha, Ltd., 2000
Edition: 1st Edition
Binding: Soft cover
ISBN: 4582277446
Condition: Fine / Near Fine
Item #: 110901



First edition, first printing. Signed in silver ink on the front free endpaper by Ishiuchi. Soft cover. Photographically illustrated wrappers, with photographically illustrated dust jacket and 1-3/4 inch printed obi. Photographs and text (in Japanese) by Miyako Ishiuchi. Includes a chronology, exhibition history, bibliography and collections list (in English and Japanese). Unpaginated (112 pp.), with 51 black-and-white plates. 5-3/4 x 7-7/8 inches.


Fine in Near Fine dust jacket (1-inch closed tear on the rear of the obi, else Fine).


As captions to these close-up photographs of the hands and feet of men, Ishiuchi provides the birth year of the subject, along with the year the photograph was made. Thus, she leads viewers to contemplate how the various accumulated calluses, scars, wrinkles, hairs, etc., make visible the passage of time.

Ishiuchi is the winner of the 2014 Hasselblad Award.

From the Hasselblad Foundation: "During a period of 35 years Miyako Ishiuchi has established an international career, which is both impressive and highly significant. Her strength of character and uncompromising vision has resulted in some of the most powerful as well as personal representations of postwar Japan. Ishiuchi's work is extremely coherent and developing in a determined and distinctive way; using the camera and all of its aesthetic potential to investigate the intersection of the political and the personal aspects of memory Ishiuchi has been both a pioneer and a role model for younger artists, not least as a woman working in the male-dominated field of Japanese photography. She has continued to innovate, explore and agitate throughout her career, both in terms of ideas and of her style and approach."