Publisher: Santa Fe, New Mexico: Arena Editions, 2001
Edition: 1st Edition
Condition: Fine / Fine
Item #: 111409
First edition, first and only printing. Signed in black ink and dated 2007 on the title page by Izu. Hardcover. Fine yellow cloth, with photographically illustrated dust jacket. Photographs by Kenro Izu. Essay by Clark Worswick. 188 pp., with 103 tritone plates, beautifully printed on fine matte art paper by EBS, Verona, Italy. 10-1/4 x 12-1/4 inches. Out of print.
Fine in Fine dust jacket.
From the publisher: "During the 1980s, Kenro Izu began making photographs of difficult-to-reach places. Invariably, for want of a better description, these were places that were possessed of "spirituality." Izu made "documents" of places of worship as diverse as Easter Island, Teotihuacán, Angkor Wat, Stonehenge, the monuments of the Chinese Silk Road, Palmyra, Mustang, Hampi, the caves of Ajanta, Borobudur, Pagan, and Lhasa. The work was painstakingly slow. Since creating those first images in the 1980s, Izu has continued his travels, making numerous journeys to these out-of-the-way places. Sacred Places, which follows the success of Still Life, Izu's first book with Arena Editions, represents the first major compilation of these magnificent travel images - images that truly defy simple description. Izu has single-handedly raised photography to a point that was lost somewhere in the nineteenth century. This work springs from the artist's careful scrutiny of the genre of the great nineteenth-century "exotic" photographs of Asia - the work that flourished from the banks of the Nile and Cairo to the quayside of Yokohama between 1859 and 1879."