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Akira GOMI "Yellows 2.0 Tokyo" 1993 Photobook 1st Edition


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Akira GOMI, photographer. "Yellows 2.0 Tokyo." Japan: Fuga Shobo, 1993, First Edition, First Printing, HB, dj, protective cardboard case, as issued, 32 x 24 cm, 398 pages, b/w photos, two double-page fold-outs.

The true 1st Hardcover Edition of the important milestone in "deadpan-nude" photography. "Americans 1.0 Los Angeles" and "Yellows 3.0 China" were subsequent installments of Gomi's cross-cultural documentation of the bodies of young women. Yellows 2.0 Tokyo depicts 100 young Japanese women between the ages of 18 and 24. A section of trivia about each model is included: measurements, weight, ethnic background, blood type occupation, etc. The models are from a wide spectrum of backgrounds - some very beautiful, some more ordinary - many different shapes and sizes. There are about 10 standard poses: fully clothed, closeup of the face, full-length photos of the front, back, left profile, and right profile; three-quarter-length front and back, head and chest. The number of poses shown for each girl varies - for some girls, you see all ten poses. They stand completely erect, hands on the sides, and feet together or slightly apart. The same seamless background is used for all the studio photos. The lighting is even and flat with no shadows. Most of the girls are poker-faced, though a few give a hint of a smile.

"Arising from Akira Gomi's nearly obsessional documentation of body-types, his Post-Modern approach to the concept of "types" combines an ironic catalogue of data - blood type, sitting height, education, age, favorite food, motto, foot size, questions about sexuality, reason for posing nude - with deadpan, but amusing nudes. What can we tell from a naked body, its form, posture, and expression, and what do we project? Yellows is a brilliant exploration of the non-sexual nude..."--Photo-eye

Condition: Book is Excellent - a rare example without the usual red remainder mark. Case has some wear but still very good.

Shipping costs: International EMS (express mail service) delivery estimated within 2-4 days - $54.00 (USA), $62.00 (Europe). Shipping weight: approx. 2575g.