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Daido Moriyama: '71-NY

Publisher: New York: PPP Editions, in association with Roth Horowitz, LLC, 2002
Edition: 1st Edition
Binding: Soft cover
ISBN: 0967077494
Condition: New / New
Item #: 113990



First edition, first printing. Soft cover. Thick blue and white printed stiff wrappers (published only in wraps), with die-cut thick black dust jacket with French folds, housed in a printed corrugated cardboard slipcase. Photographs by Daido Moriyama. Edited and interview with Daido Moriyama (in English and Japanese) by Andrew Roth. Essay by Neville Wakefield and text by James Baldwin (excerpted from Another Country, 1960-1962). Includes a letter from Moriyama to Andrew Roth (in Japanese with English translation, dated February 26, 2002, regarding the publishing of this body of work). Designed by Alexander Gelman, Design Machine, New York and Andrew Roth. 428 pp., with 234 black-and-white plates, beautifully printed full-bleed on heavy fine matt art paper at Trifolio, Italy. 9-3/8 x 6-1/4 inches (slipcase is 10 x 6-3/8 x 2-1/2 inches). This first edition was limited to 3000 copies.


New in publisher's shrink-wrap in New dust jacket and Near Fine slipcase (a few minor indentations to the cardboard slipcase, else Fine).


One of the finest books published on Moriyama's work in recent years. Scarce signed copy. From the publisher: "In 1971, Japanese photographer Daido Moriyama took a trip to New York City with Tadanori Yokoo. He stayed at the Chelsea Hotel and spent his days in The Museum of Modern Art Photography Study Center looking at pictures taken by Weegee. He shot 100 rolls of film with a half-frame camera, yielding 70 images per roll. Some of those pictures are presented here. One of Japan's leading postwar photographers, Daido Moriyama was born in 1938 in Ikeda, a town outside of Osaka. At the age of 21 he turned to photography and moved to Tokyo to work with the eminent photographer Eikoh Hosoe. Early in his career he was introduced to the work of Andy Warhol and William Klein, and from them he learned to appreciate the harsh contrast and coarse half-tone effects of cheap publishing, raised to a positive aesthetic level. His own photographs are grainy, murky, and quickly developed, full of hard contrasts and rapid drama. other influences included the writer Jack Kerouac, the inspiration behind a seminal series of photos taken while traveling the highways near Tokyo, and author Yukio Mishima and dramatist Shuji Terayama, whose fascination with society's underworld parallels Moriyama's own. In 1974, Moriyama had his first solo exhibition, and later that year, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, included 26 of his photographs in the New Japanese Photography exhibition. More recently, in 1999, a major traveling retrospective of the photographer's work opened at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art."