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Nobuyoshi ARAKI "Seven Stars" 2007 Photobook

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Nobuyoshi ARAKI, photographer. “Seven Stars.” Japan: Consomme Design, 2007, First Edition, PB, dj, 22 cm x 15 cm, 60 pp, 44 single- and double-page b/w gravure photos.

Off the usual Araki beaten track, this little book isn’t listed in any of the references - not even in the recent 2012 reference “Ararchy Photobook Mania.” Small, but still more substantial than a number of Araki's smaller format books, this one is a quality advertisement for Seven Stars Tobacco featuring an eclectic mix of seven successful and stylish Japanese men, including an electric guitarist, a skate-boarder, a fashion designer... The Seven "Stars": Shogen, Takashi Kumagai, Haruhiro Nozaki, Kunichi Nomura, Hisashi Tenmyouya, Shinichi Itou, Junji Ishiwatari. A paean to old-fashioned cool, Araki's chiaroscuro photography is appropriately cinematic and even printed in a classic b/w gravure.

Condition: Excellent. Spine is unbent.

Shipping costs: Checkout settings are for International airmail "small packet" (available for packages up to 2 kg), delivery estimated at 5-8 days - $8.70. Two other shipping options are also available: Economy airmail shipping SAL (surface/air), delivery estimated at 2-3 weeks - $5.80; and International EMS (express mail service), delivery estimated within 2-4 days - $15.00. Shipping weight: approx. 435g.

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