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Daido MORIYAMA "Buenos Aires" 2005 Photobook SIGNED


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Daido MORIYAMA, photographer. "Buenos Aires" Tokyo: Kodansha, 2005, PB, 29 x 21 cm, approx. 300 pp, b/w & color photos, text in English & Japanese.

"Daido Moriyama is one of the most important and exciting Japanese photographers of our time, having made prolific, often experimental pictures of modern urban life since the 1960s... Moriyama approaches the world with an equalizing eye, capturing disparate peripheral details that in themselves account for little, but together add up to a powerful diagnosis of modern experience. In 1980s Japan such details encompassed the disorienting and sometimes brutal juxtaposition of traditional culture and modernization, most visible in the glut of consumer goods and images. But in Moriyama’s photographs these subjects appear alongside the banal elements of any streetscape: a derelict patch of pavement and wall, a car with an aggressive key scratch running its full length, even a single rose blossom."--Philiadelphia Museum of Art.

"There is perhaps no other living photographer who better embodies the Baudelaire's ideal of the flaneur, the anonymous observer of the urban street life who derives pleasure from the hustle and bustle of the city streets, who moves among the urban crowd with the eye of the artist."--Photo-eye.

In a poetic essay, Moriyama writes of his lifelong fascination with the "hardness and softness, richness and poverty, day and night, men and women of the town of Buenos Aires, with its many varied faces" - kindled by seeing images in a book long before any visit. "It was a town that did not differ from expectations; a town booming with charm that suited me... I cannot forget the flood of lights from the town, like a flow of innumerable shooting stars in the window of our Aerolineas Argentinas B747 just before landing. It was such a sensual sight it was enough to give me goose flesh. Right now it has just occurred to me that my whole long fascination with Buenos Aires converged in that moment."

Condition: Very Good, with obi, Signed by Moriyama with both his kanji and English signature. Spine is firm, unbent.

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