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Daido MORIYAMA "Shashin yo Sayonara" 1972 Photobook

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Daido MORIYAMA, photographer. "Sashin yo Sayonara" - "Bye Bye Photography." Tokyo: Shashin Hyoron-sha, 1972. First Edition, Quarto, Stiff wrappers with printed jacket, 308 pp, 137 black-and-white double page gravure reproductions.

"Bye Bye Photography is the most extreme monument of the Provoke period, indeed one of the most extreme photobooks ever published. Daido Moriyama pushes both the form of the photographic sequence and the photograph itself to the limits of legibility with a brilliant barrage of stream-of-consciousness imagery... The photographic language is one of blur, motion, scratches, light leaks, dust, graininess and stains... The book is a summation of the Provoke period. It reads like a jerky hand-held cinema verite film. The pace is frenetic, the image bombardment never lets up, and we reach the book's end in a state either of breathless exhaustion or on an image-fuelled high. The tone is so ambiguous that it is not clear whether we are experiencing a dream or a nightmare, exhilaration or despair - or both at the same time."--Parr & Badger, The Photobook: A History, Volume 1, pp 298-299

"I wanted to go to the end of photography."--Daido Moriyama

Condition: Very Good. Flaws to the dustjacket: mostly around the area of the spine, the top has wear, an area of darker discoloration and small areas of abrasions at the edge. Book is very nice with a solid spine.

Shipping costs: International EMS (express mail service) delivery estimated within 2-4 days - $28.00 (USA), $32.50 (Europe). Shipping weight: approx. 1050g.

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