THE JAPANESE BOX
Paris, Edition 7L., 2001, First Edition 1/1500. (ISBN: 3-88243-301-9) Wrappers in a Wooden Box, 4to, 68 + 100 + 110 + 192 + 108 + 310 + 32pp, profusely illustrated in b&w and color. Text in Japanese and English. Designed by Karl Lagerfeld and Gerhard Steidl. The "Japanese Box" reproduces in facsimile six publications by a remarkable and influential group of Japanese photographers and writers whose work was a response to the climate of political unrest in Tokyo around 1968. The publication includes all three issues of "Provoke" magazine issued between 1968 and 1969, the landmark stand alone photobooks "For a Language to Come" by Takuma Nakahira (1970), "Sentimental Journey" by Nobuyoshi Araki (1971), and "A Farewell to Photography" by Daido Moriyama (1972), along with a brief history and overview volume authored by the project's editor, Christoph Schifferli. The seven publications are enclosed in heavy Japanese handmade paper, banded with printed elastic bands, and contained in a black wooden box with title on the hinged lid, exposed joinery, and dual clasps. A brand new, unused, example of this remarkable undertaking limited to one thousand, five hundred copies whose paper and rubber band bindings are partially perished - as usual, still in the publisher's printed cardboard shipping carton. PLEASE NOTE: Additional shipping costs are required for this item beyond our standard rates due to its weight and value - we will inform you of the applicable amount at time of purchase.. As New./As New.
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Book number: 026685
USD 1430.00 [Appr.: EURO 1177.5 | £UK 1014.5 | JP¥ 156399]
Keywords: THE JAPANESE BOX, Christoph Scifferli, Karl Lagerfeld, Gerhard Steidl, Provoke Magazine, Japanese Photography, The Photobook / Open Book / 101 Books / Et Al., "For a Language to Come", Takuma Nakahira, "Sentimental Journey", Nobuyoshi Araki 1971 , "A Fare