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* Tad WAKAMATSU + Haruko WANIBUCHI "Ipy Girl Ipy" 1970 Photobook


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Tad WAKAMATSU, photographer. "Ippi garu ippi" - "Ipy Girl Ipy." Haruko WANIBUCHI, model. Japan: Heibonsha, 1970, First Edition, PB, dj, 28 x 21 cm, 136 pp, b/w photos.

"An awesome book of hippy-psychedelic-erotic style! Highly recommended for fans of Sam Haskins and Wingate Paine. Hippie chicks, bikers, nudity, etc....Much of it shot mostly in New York, with solarized processing, high contrast, blurred graininess and a section printed on a translucent vellum-like paper. For a contemporary audience, the main draw for this book would have been the model Haruko Wanibuchi, a well-known film star who appeared regularly in ads and the tabloids. Coinciding with the release of the book was an Ipy Girl Ipy LP, with a a cover design that is a variant of the book's, on which she sings and plays violin... A high profile department store exhibition with coverage in Camera Mainichi also followed. A fantastic book...!"--Photo-eye

Sometimes misnamed as "Spy Girl Spy" because of the florid lettering design, "Ipy" probably means "Hippie" or "Yippie."

Condition: The wraps are almost separated from the book binding though there are no loose pages. Otherwise this is an unusually clean example of this book without much of the usual handling creases and bright pages without the usual foxing.

Shipping costs: Checkout settings are for International airmail "small packet" (available for packages up to 2 kg), delivery estimated at 5-8 days - $15.00. Two other shipping options are also available: Economy airmail shipping SAL (surface/air), delivery estimated at 2-3 weeks - $8.80; and International EMS (express mail service), delivery estimated within 2-4 days - $20.40 (USA), $24.00 (Europe). Shipping weight: approx. 775g.