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Lyu HANABUSA + Hajime SAWATARI + Daiho YOSHIDA "Venus" 1993 Photobook

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Lyu HANABUSA, Hajime SAWATARI, Hisayoshi OHSAWA, Daiho YOSHIDA, Hiroshi YODA, photographers. "Venus." Japan: Seibundo Shinkasha, 1993, First Edition, PB, dj, 31 cm x 23 cm, Approx. 130 pp, color & b/w photos. Essay in Japanese and English by editor Koichi Nakai: “Cover-up versus Exposure” Includes biographical data and addresses for these legendary Japanese photographers.

An excellent collection - a lot of erotic art packed into this book. Some of the photos in here would find their way into subsequent publications by these photographers and some may only be available here.

Lyu Hanabusa Biography: Born 1949, Osaka, Japan. Lyu Hanabusa made his debut as a professional photographer with the one-man exhibition "Mo hitotsu-Nanika (One More Something)" in 1970. Hanabusa has published a wide variety of works including portraits of celebrities, nude photography, collaborative works with writers, travel and landscape photography. Hanabusa's major publications include "Feminite," "Rakuen-Genso Tahiti (Illusion of Paradise-Tahiti)," "Presence," "Back," "Lazy Fish," "Paris Paris" and "Louvre Bijutsukan (The Louvre Museum)." His exhibitions include "Ishikino Kanatakara Yattekuru Mono (Something Coming Far from Consciousness)," "Pari-ni Ikiru Onnatachi-no-Shozo (Portraits of Women Living in Paris)," "Kabuki," "Sozo-no-Toki (Time of Creation)," "Baroque," "Maruru/Tahiti" and "NudePortraits," Hanabusa is an executive member of the Nikkor Club, and is a member of the Nikon Salon Committee and the Japan Professional Photographers Society.

Hajime Sawatari Biography: Born in 1940, Tokyo. Graduated from Arts Department of Nihon University, majored in photography. His major achievements include: the Japan Photograph Associations Annual Award in 1973 for “Nadia”; and again in 1979 for "Alice from the Sea”; the Kodansha Publication Culture Award in Photography in 1990 for “Taste of Honey.” Sawatari is one of Japan's most prolific and in-demand photographers for his fashion nude photography. His most famous and controversial book is "Alice" from 1973.

Hisayoshi Osawa Biography: Born in 1956, Hokkaido. 1980 graduated from Kuwasawa Design Institute. 1981 Employed by KK Hayasaki studio. 1985 became independent. 1987 set up KK Alfa Eyes. Award received: The 20th APA Award.

Condition: Very Good.

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