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Eikoh HOSOE "Luna Rossa" 2000 Photobook SIGNED

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Eikoh HOSOE, photographer. "Luna Rossa" Tokyo: Shinchosha, 2000, First edition, PB, 30 x 22 cm, 72 pp, duotone reproductions.

"Hosoe's subjects for this series seem to be clothes-shedding naturalists from Woodstock, Snowmass, and Anchorage. With a decidedly hippy/new-age feel to the work (with titles like Sunflower Song and Moonlight), Hosoe has employed a variety of darkroom techniques, such as solarizing and masking, to produce work that is at once romantic and futuristic."--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, A History"

Condition: Very Good, Signed and stamped by Hosoe on the front endpaper.

Shipping costs: Checkout settings are for International airmail "small packet" (available for packages up to 2 kg), delivery estimated at 5-8 days - $14.10. Two other shipping options are also available: Economy airmail shipping SAL (surface/air), delivery estimated at 2-3 weeks - $8.80; and International EMS (express mail service), delivery estimated within 2-4 days - $20.40. Shipping weight: approx. 725g.

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