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* Yoshihiro TATSUKI "Private: Mariko KAGA" 1971 Photobook Incredible Condition


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Yoshihiro TATSUKI, photographer. "Private." Mariko KAGA, model. Japan: 1971, Mainichi Shimbunsha, PB, as issued, 29 cm x 25 cm, Approx. 100 pp, color & b/w photos.

Superb erotic photo collection in the enthusiastic and imaginative style of the late 1960s. The first volume in the important Private series published by Mainichi Shinbun which continued with Emma by Shunji OKURA and Nadia by Hajime SAWATARI. When this photo book was released Mariko had already starred in at least 15 major Japanese films over the previous decade by important directors like Nagisa OSHIMA, Keisuke KINOSHITA, Ko NAKAHIRA and Masahiro SHINODA, including Pale Flower, Snow Country and Pleasures of the Flesh. Much of the book was shot in Paris.

"In the Private series, the photographers, through some close connection between photographer and subject, created images in an attempt to reveal something private. The nudes were not only a study but the by-product of an apparent intimate connection between photographer and model. This was a switch from the "nude" to the "naked"."--Kaneko & Vartanian, Japanese Photobooks of the 1960s and 70s, p. 174.

Condition: Incredibly Fine, so bright and crisp I thought it was a recent reprint (which doesn’t exist) Spine is tight and straight, cover and pages have almost no handling signs at all. I thought that overall toning was inevitable with the books from this series until I saw this copy.

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.