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* Ken DOMON "Hiroshima" 1958 Photobook


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Ken DOMON, photographer. "Hiroshima." Japan: Kenko-sha, 1958, First Edition, HB, dj, case, 36 cm x 27 cm, 176 pp, 1 color & 164 b/w gravure photo plates. Dust Jacket cover is illustrated with a reproduction of a painting by Joan Miro.

"Along with Kikuji Kawada's Chizu (The Map), Shomei Tomatsu's Nagasaki 11:02, and Domon's 1961 collaboration with Tomatsu, Hiroshima-Nagasaki Document 1961, this book remains one of the most important photographic memorials to the destruction wrought by the dropping of two atomic bombs on Japan by the U.S."--Photo-eye

"Fine gravure printing and the cover by Joan Miro seem designed to provide an international focus and lend a dignity to the horrors that are unflinchingly confronted within. The events are recorded in a careful and respectful way, as if the act of making a book could somehow begin the process of reconciliation and healing."--Parr & Badger, The Photobook: A History, Vol. 1, pp 274-275.

An intense experience - a heartbreaking and uplifting masterpiece.

Condition: The book is very good/near excellent with a tight binding, tipped-in colophon is still present, dust jacket is very good, a rare example without any of the losses that often plagues this book's jacket, case is structurally good but toned. A beautifully printed book - and the interior pages of this example are very fresh - by far the best, crispest interior that I have seen and none of the foxing that can plague Japanese books in moisture-trapping slipcases.

Shipping costs: International EMS (express mail service) delivery estimated within 2-4 days - $54.00 (USA), $62.00 (Europe). Shipping weight: approx. 2750g.