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Eikoh HOSOE "Otoko to Onna" - "Man and Woman" 2006 Photobook 2nd Ed


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Eikoh HOSOE, photographer. "Otoko to Onna" - "Man and Woman." Japan: 2006, (First Edition: Camerart, 1961), HB, dj, slipcase, obi, b/w gravure reproduction photos.

An exact reproduction of the first printing from the early 1960's. This reprint was published in conjunction with a Photography Museum exhibition of Hosoe's work in Tokyo and was not mass-marketed. This book is beautiful, exactly reproduced with the original photo-gravure black/white printing - even the obi has been reproduced with the original 950 yen price. A Classic - One of the most sought after photography books in the world, mentioned prominently in Parr and Badger's History of the Photobook. This series of elegant photographs represents the first of Hosoe's book collaborations with the Japanese dancer Tatsumi Hijikata, who was an important figure in the 1960s avant garde movement.

"Hosoe's now scarce first book features dancers' bodies in exuberant and fluid movement. As is characteristic of his figure studies, Hosoe exploits the grainy qualities of his film to produce images in which flesh becomes abstract and mysterious without losing any of its sensuality."--Photo-eye

"Despite its intensely Japanese qualities, the style, dramatic and rhetorical, focuses on the human body in a way alien to the Japanese, where there was no tradition of the nude in an abstract sense, only nakedness." --Parr & Badger. The Photobook: A History, vol. 1.

Condition: Excellent, with obi.

Shipping costs: Checkout settings are for International airmail "small packet" (available for packages up to 2 kg), delivery estimated at 5-8 days - $11.40. Two other shipping options are also available: Economy airmail shipping SAL (surface/air), delivery estimated at 2-3 weeks - $6.80; and International EMS (express mail service), delivery estimated within 2-4 days - $16.80. Shipping weight: approx. 575g.