Publisher: Tokyo: Heibon-sha, 1975
Edition: 1st Edition
Condition: Near Fine / Near Fine
Item #: 111192
First edition, first printing. Signed in kanji on the front free endpaper by Shinoyama. Hardcover. Black leatherette-covered boards with title stamped in gold on cover and spine; with printed acetate dust jacket. Missing original slipcase. Photographs by Kishin Shinoyama. Includes notes (in Japanese and English). Unpaginated, with four-color plates throughout. 11-3/4 x 9 inches. [Cited in Martin Parr and Gerry Badger, The Photobook: A History, Volume I. (London and New York: Phaidon, 2004).]
Near Fine (some foxing and staining to the first and final several pages, slight corner bumps, else Fine), in Near Fine dust jacket (yellowing and rubbing, else Fine). Missing original slipcase.
From Parr & Badger: "Shinoyama’s book consists of 23 photographic sequences of around 10 photographs each… They range from studio portraits of Japanese women to landscapes in which the weather features prominently, to images of such figures as Richard Nixon. The element linking the images turns out to be the fact that each sequence comments on a different event that took place in 1974…"