Takuma Nakahira: Aratanaru Gyoushi (A New Gaze) (missing obi)
Publisher: Tokyo: Shobunsha, 1983
Edition: 1st Edition
Condition: Near Fine / Fine
Item #: 113130
First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Printed paper-covered boards, with photographically illustrated dust jacket. Photographs and text (in Japanese) by Takuma Nakahira. 128 pp., with 16 four-color and 43 black-and-white plates finely printed full-bleed on heavy glossy paper. 10-3/8 x 7-1/2 inches.
Near Fine (moderate shelf wear, with rubbing to the board edges) in Fine dust jacket (missing obi).
As one of the founding members of the influential 1970s Provoke movement, Takuma Nakahira helped to define a distinct photographic language. In 1977, as a result of acute alcohol poisoning, Nakahira suffered severe amnesia and lost much of his ability to communicate through spoken and written language. A New Gaze presents images and diary entries Nakahira made as he recovered and literally began to rediscover language -- both photographic and verbal.
From the artist: "My photography is an absolute necessity for me, having forgotten everything."