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Eikoh HOSOE "Human Body" 1982 Photobook

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Eikoh HOSOE, photographer. "Human Body." Japan: Nippon Geijutsu Shuppan, 1982, First edition, HB, dj, slipcase, 31 x 31 cm, 200 pp, 191 duotone reproductions.

"A gorgeously designed retrospective of Hosoe's inimitable nudes. Includes work from the Man & Woman and Embrace series as well as many previously unpublished images."--Photo-eye

An iconic figure of post-war Japanese art, Hosoe was an intimate of Mishima and Butoh visionary Tatsumi Hijikata. Hosoe and several other young Japanese photographers founded the VIVO agency as reaction against the coolly objective documentary style exemplified by Ken Domon (1909-1990). His depictions of the body have a Surrealist quality that is startlingly intimate, yet also serves to render the flesh totally abstract and strange. "Ba Ra Kei" and "Kamaitachi" were selected as two of the greatest photography books in Parr and Badger's "The Photobook".

Condition: Book and slipcase are Very Good, tthe original cardboard shipping case (which I have never seen before) has wear.

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