Tokyo: Heibonsha Limited, 1996. 1st Edition. Octavo, publisher's stiff paper wraps lettered in black, black endpapers, original photo-illustrated dust jacket.
"In the act of love, as in photography, there is a form of life and a kind of slow death." Survey of Japanese photographer Nobuyoshi Araki’s career. Active since 1965, Araki is one of Japan's most prolific artists dead or alive, having published over 500 photobooks to date and largely known for creating provocative and erotic work involving bondage. This volume is illustrated throughout with over 100 portrait plates in color and black-and-white, of both famous (including Jim Jarmusch, Nan Goldin, Robert Frank, and Yayoi Kusama) and anonymous people in Japan. The first in the publisher's 20-volume series on the photographer. Text in Japanese. Light rubbing to edges of unclipped dust jacket, else fine. Item #1734