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Yasuhiro ISHIMOTO "Chicago, Chicago" 1969 Photobook 1st Ed

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Yasuhiro ISHIMOTO, photographer. "Chicago, Chicago." Harry Callahan, foreword. Shuzo Takiguchi, text. Tokyo: Bijutsu Shuppan-sha, 1969. First Edition, Clothbound, (No dj as issued), Photo-illustrated paper over board slipcase, 27 x 28 cm, 224 pp, 208 b/w photos.

"Ishimoto has always made me a feel a reassurance about life. It seems that he can do almost anything as a photographer. His years in Chicago... have made us see more intensely our Chicago and his concern for life everywhere."--Harry Callahan

"While much post-war Japanese photography bears the unmistakable influence of William Klein, Robert Frank, and Ed Van Der Elsken, Ishimoto, being something of an outsider in Japan, was far more indebted to the likes of Callahan and Siskind. A rare and much sought after book that is an iconic work of 1960's Japanese photography."--Photo-eye.

"At a time when most of the leading Japanese photographers were actively caught up in their country's volatile political situation, Ishimoto seems deliberately to have maintained his distance, declaring his independence with a body of work that was different in both style and approach from either the existential excesses of the Provoke school, or the baroque theatricality of Eikoh Hosoe... a photographer influenced by both Japanese and American sources and adopting neither wholeheartedly... arguably more completely realized, thematically tighter than Someday, Somewhere... its old-fashioned, humanist virtues are considerable."--Parr & Badger, The Photobook: A History, Volume 1, p. 289

Condition: Book is excellent with whiter pages than any other copy that I have seen here in Japan. Slipcase is structurally sound but has wear.

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