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Daido MORIYAMA "Farewell Photography" 2006 Photobook Powershovel Edition

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Daido MORIYAMA, photographer. “Shashin yo Sayonara” - "Farewell Photography." Japan: Powershovel, 2006, PB, gray on white laminated dust jacket with French folds, clear acetate slipcase, 31 cm x 23 cm, 276 pp, 135 double-page b/w photos.

One of the first in the recent wave of Japanese reissues of classic, scarce photography books. Shashin yo Sayonara has been variously translated as “Bye-Bye Photography,” “Bye Bye Photography, Dear” and “Farewell Photography.” Moriyama’s radical images for this collection were created from the ends of the negatives - the unintentional and incomplete images that are usually discarded.

“Publisher's Description: A revised reprint of Moriyama’s original and now highly sought after classic publication of 1972. Inspired by William Klein’s blurred photos of New York street life, Andy Warhol’s silk-screened productions and Jack Kerouac’s free-spirited travel writing, Moriyama developed a new and radical approach to producing images. These broken, rough and blurred black and white photographs paved the way for what would become his future trademark style. No prints or negatives exist for the material represented in the original Farewell Photography, so this reprint was produced using a copy of the original book as source material. Larger than the original (and with no text whatsoever), this version emphasizes even more strongly Moriyama's frenetic, dynamic approach to image making. And the choice to reprint reprinted material (because, after all, the original book was still a reprint of the photographs themselves) raises interesting critical issues. The aesthetic decisions involved reflect on both photography's development as a medium and the recent interest in the history of photography books - spurred in no small part by the Photobook history by Martin Parr and Gerry Badger. More than simply a reprint of a classic of Japanese photography, this is a reinterpretation.”

Condition: Excellent, with an unbent spine. Both book and slipcase like new. Slipcase still has the publisher's tag tipped on as originally issued. Binding is perfect so I am not even going to open up for interior pics.

Shipping costs: Checkout settings are for International airmail "small packet" (available for packages up to 2 kg), delivery estimated at 5-8 days - $25.35. Two other shipping options are also available: Economy airmail shipping SAL (surface/air), delivery estimated at 2-3 weeks - $17.80; and International EMS (express mail service), delivery estimated within 2-4 days - $36.00. Shipping weight: approx. 1650g.

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