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* Kazuo KITAI "Shin Sekai Monogatari" - "New World Story" 1981 Photobook SIGNED

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Kazuo KITAI, photographer. "Shin Sekai Monogatari" - "New World Story." Osaka: Choeisha, 1981, First Edition, HB, dj, 22 cm x 15 cm, 192 pp, b/w reproductions.

In 1979 Kitai Kazuo started to document a downtown area of Osaka curiously called New World (shinsekai) that was built during the 1920s and 30s. For over two years he strolled around the working-class neighborhood getting to know its merchants, shop-owners, artisans, children, pensioners and prostitutes. He speaks fondly of the bachelors taking their washing to a coin-laundry and going to a small theater to pass the 30 minutes it took for a washing-cycle to complete. Kitai observed the goings-on as if the whole were a stage full of wonderful characters. Open the curtain, take a look, and close the curtain. Kitai's outlook is nothing if not humane. On the obi the term shinsekai is transcribed as wonderland, lost world, and third world."--Photo-eye.

Condition: Very Good, with obi. SIGNED on the title page by Kitai.

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