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Michael Kenna: A Twenty Year Retrospective (Nazraeli) [SIGNED]

Publisher: Tucson, Arizona: Nazraeli Press, 2004
Edition: 1st Edition
Binding: Hardcover
ISBN: 1590050193
Condition: As New / As New
Item #: 113681



1994/2004. First edition thus (first Nazraeli edition), first printing. Signed in black ink on the half-title page by Kenna. Hardcover. Fine gray cloth-covered boards, with title debossed on front cover and spine, with photographically-illustrated dust jacket. Photographs by Michael Kenna. Introduction (in English and Japanese) by Peter C. Bunnell. Additional text (in English and Japanese) by Ruth Bernhard. Includes a list of plates and a biography (in English). Designed by Hideyuki Taguchi and Chris Pichler. Project coordination by Maya Ishiwata. 168 pp., with 130 tritone plates. 13 x 12 1/8 inches.


As New in As New dust jacket.


From the publisher: "In association with its original Japanese publisher, Treville, we are pleased to announce a new printing of Michael Kenna: A Twenty Year Retrospective. The Nazraeli Press edition features a larger format than previous editions, with high fidelity tritones printed 1:1 from original prints. It will serve as a companion book to Kenna's Volume Two, to be published by Nazraeli Press in 2004. Born in the industrial north of England, Michael Kenna has lived in San Francisco since 1980. His mysterious photographs, often made at dawn or in the dark hours of night, concentrate on the interaction between natural landscape and man-made structures. His work has been shown throughout the United States, Europe, Australia and Japan, and is in such permanent collections as The Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris; The Museum of Decorative Arts, Prague; The National Gallery of Art, Washington; and The Victoria and Albert Museum, London. In her foreword, Ruth Bernhard describes Kenna's prints as "exquisitely seductive, spiritual experiences, akin to poetry and music." An essay by Peter C. Bunnell considers Kenna's background and development, providing a thoughtful introduction to the 130 images that represent the twenty-year period from 1974 to 1994."