KIKUJI KAWADA: THE MAP (CHIZU)
Tucson, AZ & Tokyo, Nazraeli Press & Getsuyosha Ltd., 2005, First Edition Thus 1/500. (ISBN: 1-59005-123-8) Cloth in Pictorial Slipcase, 8vo, np, profusely illustrated in b&w. Text in Japanese and English. With a chronology. "Originally published on August 6, 1965 - the twentieth anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima - Kikuji Kawada's "The Map (Chizu)" is a true icon in the history of photographic publishing. Its status as the "ultimate photobook-as-object", coupled with its scarcity, combined to make it one of the most famous and sought-after photographic publications in existence. "The Map" combines powerful graphic design with a masterful photographic narrative exploring recent Japanese history - its imperialist past, western-influenced popular culture, and brutally violent clash with the United States. The photographs, many visible only with the opening of the multiple double-page gatefolds, capture on high-contrast film scenes of places and objects seared with the memory of horrific wartime events, from the atomic-bomb dome in Hiroshima to a trampled Japanese flag. Nazraeli Press in association with Getsuyosha Ltd. is proud to announce a facsimile reprint of this historic book. This edition is limited to only five hundred copies for distribution in the United States and Europe. Each copy is hand-numbered and signed by the artist, who also oversaw production of the project". A brand new, pristine example of the uncommon 2005 Nazraeli Press edition (whose 1965 Bijutsu Shuppan-sha first edition is cited on pages 286-287 of Martin Parr and Gerry Badger's "The Photobook: A History Volume I", pages 212-213 of The Hasselblad Center's "The Open Book", pages 86-93 of Ryuichi Kaneko and Ivan Vartanian's "Japanese Photobooks of the 1960s and '70s"), and as entry 282 in Manfred Heiting and Ryuichi Kaneko's "The Japanese Photobook 1912-1990") NUMBERED AND SIGNED by Kikuji Kawada still in the publisher's shrinkwrap.. As New/No Jacket - As Issued.
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Book number: 024613
USD 660.00 [Appr.: EURO 554.75 | £UK 481.5 | JP¥ 72391]
Keywords: Kikuji Kawada, "Chizu", "The Map", Japanese Photography, Photo Monograph, The Photobook / Open Book / 101 Books / et al., The Hasselblad Center, "The Open Book", Martin Parr and Gerry Badger's "The Photobook: A History Volume I", Ryuichi Kaneko and Ivan V