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Kira SUGIYAMA "Sanka" 1972 Photobook SIGNED

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Kira SUGIYAMA, photographer. "Sanka" - "Song." Japan: Kinokuniya, 1972, First Edition, PB, 32 x 24 cm, 40 pp, 26 single- and double-page color photos.

Two of Sugiyama's photo-books are referenced in Bertolotti - Photo Anthologie Nude and Zoku rafu no utsushikata.

"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

Sugiyama's joyous photography has had a lasting influence on innumerable Japanese photographers of the nude. Sanka was published to accompany an exhibition of Sugiyama's photography.

Condition: Very Good, Signed in Kanji by the photographer on the front endpaper. A rare copy that includes a small advert from the original exhibition.

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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