Publisher: London: Guiding Light, in association with Shine Gallery and Michael Hoppen Gallery, London, 2004
Edition: 1st Edition
Binding: Soft cover
Condition: New / No dust jacket as issued
Item #: 110988
First edition, first and only printing. Signed in English and kanji on the front cover by Moriyama. The book is enclosed in a large light gray translucent "electrostatic shielding" re-sealable plastic bag (19 x 15 inches), with a round printed sticker affixed to the front. A white corrugated cardboard insert is included to support the oversized softcover book. Soft cover. Photographically illustrated wrappers, with a total of 51 unbound printed "broad-sheets," each 15-1/2 x 23 inches, folded into 100 15-1/2 x 11-1/2 inch pages (and one outer cover) that comprise the book. Photographs by Daido Moriyama. Introductory quote by William Klein and text by Michael Hoppen. Designed by Peter B. Willberg at Clarendon Road Studio. 100 pp. with 82 black and white reproductions. 15-1/2 x 11-1/2 inches, in 19 x 15 inch protective translucent re-sealable plastic bag. This first edition was limited to 800 copies. Out of print (sold out shortly after release). Scarce.
Published on the occasion of the 2004 exhibition Daido Moriyama: Vintage Prints at the Shine Gallery and Michael Hoppen Gallery, London.
New (a flawless copy from the publisher's archive).
An unusual very large format and appropriate unique design to showcase an extraordinary range of Moriyama's work. One of the finest and hauntingly perfect catalogues of Moriyama's work published in years.
From the publisher: "A collection of rare vintage prints from Moriyama's own personal collection, providing a substantial body of work from the 1960's, 70's and 80's previously unseen in public. A stray dog is caught in strong shadows against a high-contrast background, piercing the viewer with an unwavering gaze. The best-known image of Moriyama, it encapsulates perfectly the detached observation and raw, unsettling style of this highly influential Japanese photographer. Along with Eikoh Hosoe and Kikuji Kawada, Moriyama has gone from being one of Japan's most radical and rebellious photographers to being one of it's most celebrated and important visual artists today the Japanese equivalent of Robert Frank. [Recently, Moriyama has had] important retrospectives at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Shimane Art Museum, Kashiro Art Museum, Japan and the Fondation Cartier."