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NGS KPC Kaigo no Hana "Sha Girl 1980" Photobook


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"Sha Girl '80." Numerous photographers, Tadanori Yokoo, design. Japan: Nippon Geijutsu Shuppan-sha (NGS), Kaigo no Hana Photography Club (KPC), 1980, First Edition, Fine leather HB, 38 cm x 27 cm, 422 pp, color and b/w gravure images, single- and double-page reproductions, Japanese and English text.

This marvelous book contains fantastic female images by an incredible roster of famous photographers, including: Nobuyoshi ARAKI, Yoji ISHIKAWA, Tenmei KANOH, Hajime SAWATARI, Yoshihiro TATSUKI, Osamu NAGAHAMA, Hideki FUJII, Eikoh HOSOE, Andre de DIENES, David HAMILTON, Jacques BOURBOULON, James BAES, Karin SZEKESSY, Lucien CLERGUE, Siwer OHLSSON - and more. Multiple examples from each photographer. It also includes art work by Taro OKAMOTO. A beautiful publication, high quality paper and printing. Informative appendix in Japanese - though the contact info for all of these legendary photographers must be out-of-date now.

"This early and very scarce volume in the annual Sha-Girl series offers a diverse and of-the-moment (for 1980) overview of Japanese photographers working in the genre of nude/erotic photography. Though some of the names are by now well-known - Araki, Hosoe, Fukase - most will be unfamiliar to western viewers, with some interesting surprises to be found among them. Styles run the gamut from classic black-and-white to exaggerated Hosoe-esque abstraction to the somewhat more slick and fashiony. Gorgeous printing and a stunning cover design by Tadanori Yokoo - part anime, part William Blake... extremely rare."--Photo-eye

Condition: Excellent.

The first time I have encountered this Leather Limited Special Edition version of this book - and the first time I saw this book was almost 10 years ago - so I know it is exceedingly rare. Photo-eye sold the usual version of this book for 500$ a few years ago. Very large and heavy - about 60-70 dollars of the price are the likely shipping costs to American or Europe.

Shipping costs: International EMS (express mail service) delivery estimated within 2-4 days - $68.00 (USA), $78.00 (Europe). Shipping weight: approx. 3815g.