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* Nobuyoshi ARAKI "Araakii Photobook Mania" 2012 Photobook

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Nobuyoshi ARAKI, photographer. "Araakii Photobook Mania." Japan: Izu Photo Museum/Nohara, 2012, PB, 19 cm x 13 cm, 290 pp, color & b/w photos, text in English & Japanese.

"The catalogue for the Nobuyoshi Araki Photobook Exhibition: Ararchy, which opened at the Izu Photo Museum in the spring of 2012. This exhibition gathered the 450-plus photobooks that Araki has produced to date, and displayed them in a manner that allowed visitors to take most of the books in hand to view the photographs. The catalogue documents all of the books Araki has published, beginning with the extremely rare Xeroxed Photo Album series produced in 1970, up until May 2012 (The Complete Works of Nobuyoshi Araki, 1970-2012, with color photographs of the book covers). It also introduces four volumes of photo scrapbooks the prototypes of his photobooks that Araki produced while he was still working for Dentsu prior to his debut. Finally the book includes the powerful series made in response to the Great East Japan Earthquake, '11 3.11,' along with essays and comments from 24 contributors."--publisher

A valuable resource for the Araki collector that includes color photos of the covers of all Araki's photobooks to date with titles in Japanese and English. All of the short essays are in English as well, plus a series of full-page color photos and numerous smaller photo examples throughout the biographical and bibliographical text. Short essays and contributions by: Akira Suei, Ryuichi Kaneko, Shino Kuraishi, Robert Frank, Kyoka Suzuki, Ko Machida, Takeshi Kitano, Yayoi Kusama, Rem Koolhass, Takuma Nakahira, Yoshikazu Ebisu, Toshihari Ito, Kotaro Iizawa, Mariko Asabuki, Yutaka Takanashi.

Condition: Very Good, Binding is slightly worked-in but otherwise clean.

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