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* Kira SUGIYAMA "Photo Anthologie Nude" 1969 Photobook SIGNED Exhibition Edition

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Kira SUGIYAMA, photographer. "Photo Anthologie Nude." Japan: 1969, First Edition, PB, 25 x 26 cm, 34 pp with 17 single-page color photos on thick quality paper, plus one b/w portrait of Sugiyama and 12 pages with Japanese text, tipped-in photo data sheet.

A picture of this book is featured on the first page of the chapter on Japanese Photobooks in the Bertolotti reference Books of Nudes.

"Not all of the nude photography books of this time were subversive, although they were all characterized by the sharply imaginative nature of their images. Many photographers specialized in the glamour genre. One of the most successful was Kira Sugiyama's... which showed photos of frisky young models taken outdoors; these were nice, happy, healthy ingenues, modeled on the pinups of the 1950's, and on photographs by Andre de Dienes taken in France at the same time."--Bertolotti, Books of Nudes, p. 181

"One of Japan's most renowned practitioners of 'classical' nude photography. The lush beach settings and sinuous, 'approachable goddess' poses call to mind both Lucien Clergue and Jock Sturges."--Photo-eye

The rare original Exhibition version of this book with the Ginza Mitsukoshi Exhibition title page tipped-in the front and different colophon page at the end.

Condition: Fairly Good, a little wavy, an area of sun-toning on the front, very tightly bound, unbroken and unbent binding. Includes two original adverts from the exhibition. SIGNED by Sugiyama on the colophon page.

Shipping costs: Checkout settings are for International airmail "small packet" (available for packages up to 2 kg), delivery estimated at 5-8 days - $12.30. Two other shipping options are also available: Economy airmail shipping SAL (surface/air), delivery estimated at 2-3 weeks - $7.80; and International EMS (express mail service), delivery estimated within 2-4 days - $18.60 (USA), $22.00 (Europe). Shipping weight: approx. 625g.

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