Publisher: Santa Fe, New Mexico: Arena Editions, 1998
Edition: 1st Edition
Condition: Fine / No dust jacket as issued
Item #: 111408
First edition, first and only printing. Signed and dated 2007 on the half-title page by Izu. Hardcover. Fine red cloth with tipped-in plate on the front cover and debossed title, no dust jacket as issued. Photographs by Kenro Izu. Introduction by Richard Gere. Essay by Arthur Ollman. Designed by Elsa Kendall. 120 pp. with 55 duotone plates, beautifully printed on Italian heavy fine matte art paper by EBS, Verona, Italy. 12-1/4 x 12-1/4 inches. Out of print. A scarce and highly sought-after monograph of Izu's work.
Fine (slight rubbing to the tipped-in cover plate, else As New).
From the publisher: "Master photographer Kenro Izu has for years been working with the platinum palladium process to create stunning floral and nude still lifes. Using large-format cameras, and contact printing images as large as 14 x 20 inches, Izu creates photographs that possess a rare sensuality and tactility. Their surface qualities and rich tonalities reference the hand-crafted beauty of earlier movements in photography, but these images are timeless - they beg contemplation and immersion from the viewer. This book, the first devoted to Izu's floral and nude still lifes, is certain to become a classic volume in contemporary photography."