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* Akira KOBAYASHI "Want" 1970 Photobook Rare


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Akira KOBAYASHI, photographer. "Want” - “Yokubou." Mayumi TACHIKAWA, Rika YAMAGUCHI, Toshiko YOSHIKAWA, Thomas WILLIS, models. Japan: Gendaishinsha, 1970, First Edition, PB, 38 cm x 26 cm, 56 pp, b/w photos, text in Japanese.

A late 60s rarity, first time seen. The grainy gravure style b/w photography with plenty of negative space, the multi-racial models and fascination with opposing skin tones, the distorted perspective and the oversized wraps format will immediately call to mind Shinoyama’s early milestones, 28 Girls and Nude Portfolio. A contemporary of those photobooks, but not necessarily an imitation, published only two months after the second of those two and much more scarce than either.

Condition: Some pronounced wear and creases to the top of the front cover and the spine, otherwise a fairly good copy with no loose pages.

Shipping costs: Checkout settings are for International airmail "small packet" (available for packages up to 2 kg), delivery estimated at 5-8 days - $16.80. Two other shipping options are also available: Economy airmail shipping SAL (surface/air), delivery estimated at 2-3 weeks - $9.80; and International EMS (express mail service), delivery estimated within 2-4 days - $22.20 (USA), $26.00 (Europe). Shipping weight: approx. 875g.