Publisher: Tucson, Arizona: Nazraeli Press, 2003
Edition: 1st Edition
Binding: Soft cover
Condition: Fine / No dust jacket as issued
Item #: 112791
First edition, first and only printing. Limited special edition of 100 copies, signed and "chopped" in kanji by Yamamoto, with an original toned gelatin silver print by Yamamoto (print edition of 100, numbered and signed on verso by Yamamoto, print size is 4-3/4 x 3-1/4 inches). Hardcover. Leporello (accordion-fold), 11-3/8 x 142 inches (when fully-opened), hand bound between two clear-lacquered hardwood covers, housed in a custom-made matching wooden box (title stamped on wooden front and lid of box), no dust jacket as issued. The special edition has a slightly deeper (and darker) box, with a compartment under the book where the print is contained. Photographs by Masao Yamamoto. Designed by Reiko Nakajima and Masao Yamamoto. Project coordination by Maya Ishiwata. 96 pp. (48 pp. on each side of the accordion-fold), with numerous four-color plates, beautifully printed on uncoated fine Japanese paper. 11-3/8 (length) x 3-1/2 (width) x 1-1/8 (height) inches. Presentation case is 12 (length) x 4 (width) x 1-7/8 (height) inches.
From the publisher: "Our newest publication on the work of Japanese artist Masao Yamamoto, Ômizuao is an accordion-bound "pillow book," a collection of landscapes, flowers and female nudes. The artist has used the accordion format to create an installation which measures some 14 feet when fully opened, but which can also be viewed as 45 individual spreads. Beautifully printed in process color on uncoated art paper, Ômizuao is hand bound in two clear-lacquered hardwood covers, and presented in a matching wooden box. Many of the images it includes were made specifically for this book, and are presented here for the first time. Ômizuao is published in two versions. The regular edition is limited to 1,000 copies; a special edition of 100 signed copies is also available, and includes a signed original print. Masao Yamamoto's work is included in prominent public and private collections throughout the United States, Europe and Asia. His previous publications have sold out quickly; early orders are encouraged."