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Photographs including Photobooks

by Bloomsbury Auctions


284 lots with images

November 23, 2012

Live Auction

24 Maddox Street

London, W1S 1PP United Kingdom

Phone: +44 (0)207 495 9494

Fax: +44 (0)207 495 9499

Email: info@bloomsburyauctions.com

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Josef Sudek (1896-1976). Fotografie,1956. Statni

Lot 252: Josef Sudek (1896-1976). Fotografie,1956. Statni

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Description: Josef Sudek (1896-1976). Fotografie,1956. Statni Nakladatelstvi, Prague, first edition, original stamped linen boards and printed dust jacket, with 232 photogravures, six of which are folding, 4to, 24.5 x 17.8cm (9 3/4 x 7in)

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Henri Cartier-Bresson (1908-2004). Images à la

Lot 253: Henri Cartier-Bresson (1908-2004). Images à la

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Description: Henri Cartier-Bresson (1908-2004). Images à la Sauvette, 1952. Verve, Paris, first edition, black and white photographic reproductions, original illustrated boards by Henri Matisse, large 4to, 37 x 27.5cm (14 1/2 x 10 3/4in). Literature: Martin Parr and Gerry Badger (eds.), The Photobook: A History (Vol.1), 2004, p.208

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Henri Cartier-Bresson (1908-2004). Les Européens,

Lot 254: Henri Cartier-Bresson (1908-2004). Les Européens,

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Description: Henri Cartier-Bresson (1908-2004). Les Européens, 1955. Verve, Paris, first edition, 114 black and white photographic reproductions, introduction and notes on plates in French, original illustrated boards designed by Joan Miró, large 4to, 37.1 x 26.9cm (14 5/8 x 10 7/8in)

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Duane Michals (b.1932); Man Ray (1890-1976). Take

Lot 255: Duane Michals (b.1932); Man Ray (1890-1976). Take

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Description: Duane Michals (b.1932); Man Ray (1890-1976). Take One and See Mt. Fujiyama, 1976. Stefan Mihal, Rochester, New York, first edition with printed acetate wrappers, oblong 8vo, 15.2 x 20.4cm (6 x 8in). This lot also contains Man Ray, Clin d'oeil, Galleria Il Fauno and Martano, Torino, 1971; Man Ray, Fotografo, Idea Books Edizioni, 1982, and From Barrie Bates to Billy Apple, 1960 - 1974

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Bill Brandt (1904-1983) and others. Shadow of

Lot 256: Bill Brandt (1904-1983) and others. Shadow of

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Description: Bill Brandt (1904-1983) and others. Shadow of Light, 1977 and others. A selection of 20 monographs, all first editions, including works by Michael Martone, Doris Ulmann, Irving Penn, Man Ray, Brassai, Edward Steichen, Jack Welpott, E.J. Bellocq, Alvin Langdon Coburn, Harry Callahan, Lucas Samaras, Lee Miller, Ansel Adams, Walker Evans, André Kertész, Eliot Porter and Larry Burrows, Various sizes

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Weegee (Arthur Fellig) (1899-1968). Naked City,

Lot 257: Weegee (Arthur Fellig) (1899-1968). Naked City,

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Description: Weegee (Arthur Fellig) (1899-1968). Naked City, 1945. Essential Books, New York, first edition, signed by the photographer in green ink on title page, 239 black and white photographic illustrations, with original buckram boards in dust-jacket, 4to, 24.1 x 17.2cm (9 1/2 x 6 3/4in.). Literature: Martin Parr and Gerry Badger (eds), The Photobook: A History, Volume I, p.145; 101 Books, pp.118-19; The Open Book, pp.142-43; . A 'photobook masterpiece... this is one of the great documentary photobooks' (The Photobook ).

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Ken Schles (b.1960). Invisible City, 1988.

Lot 258: Ken Schles (b.1960). Invisible City, 1988.

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Description: Ken Schles (b.1960). Invisible City, 1988. Twelvetrees Press, Pasadena, first and only edition limited to 2000 copies, 45 sheetfed black and white gravure plates with photographically illustrated dust-jacket in navy cloth boards, 8vo. 23 x 17.8cm (9 x 7in)

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Robert Capa (1913-1954). Death in the Making,

Lot 259: Robert Capa (1913-1954). Death in the Making,

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Description: Robert Capa (1913-1954). Death in the Making, 1938. Covici Friede, New York, first edition, 145 black and white photographic illustrations in original cloth boards and printed title (missing dust-jacket), 4to, 28.5 x 22.5cm (11 1/4 x 8 3/4in). This lot also contains a first edition of Capa's memoir Slightly Out of Focus.

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Erich Mendelsohn (1887-1953). Amerika, Bilderbuch

Lot 260: Erich Mendelsohn (1887-1953). Amerika, Bilderbuch

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Description: Erich Mendelsohn (1887-1953). Amerika, Bilderbuch Eines Architekten, 1926. Rudolf Mosse, Buchverlag, Berlin, first edition, 77 black and white photographic illustrations, with original, printed, paper-covered boards, 4to, 35 x 24cm (13 3/4 x 9 1/2in)

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Robert Frank (b.1924). Les Américains, 1958.

Lot 261: Robert Frank (b.1924). Les Américains, 1958.

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Description: Robert Frank (b.1924). Les Américains, 1958. Robert Delpire, Paris, first edition, 83 black and white reproductions, original glazed illustrated boards after a drawing by Saul Steinberg, oblong 4to, 18.5 x 21.5cm (7 1/4 x 8 1/2in). Literature: Martin Parr & Gerry Badger (eds.), The Photobook: A History (Volume I), 2004, p.247. "The most renowned photobook of all. Many photobooks have been derived from this mass of material. None has been more memorable, more influential, nor more fully realized than Frank's masterpiece".

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Alec Soth (b.1969). Sleeping by the Mississippi,

Lot 262: Alec Soth (b.1969). Sleeping by the Mississippi,

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Description: Alec Soth (b.1969). Sleeping by the Mississippi, 2004. Steidl Publishers, Göttingen, first edition (and first printing), signed by the photographer on the title page, 46 colour plates, with text by Anne Wilkes Tucker and Patricia Hampl, in original photo-pictorial cloth boards, 4to, 27.9 x 29.2 cm (11 x 11 1/2in) . Literature: Martin Parr and Gerry Badger, The Photobook: A History Volume II, p. 50

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William Klein (b.1928). Rome The City and Its

Lot 263: William Klein (b.1928). Rome The City and Its

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Description: William Klein (b.1928). Rome The City and Its People, The Viking Press, New York, first edition, numerous black and white deep gravures in original black cloth boards and photographically illustrated dust-jacket, 4to, 28.5 x 23cm (11 1/4 x 9 1/8in). Literature: 101 Books, p.143; The Open Book, pp.178-79.. 'A Rome, at last, neither provincial nor neo- realist - this is Klein's Rome - and mine, too. How strange that we need a New Yorker to discover us!' Pier Paolo Pasolini (quote on dust-jacket) . 'This book could be a film and someday I hope Klein will do it. Anyhow, this is the best Rome there is, and Klein is the best photographer there is. He knows Rome like a book and this is it' Federico Fellini (quote on dust-jacket)

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Richard Avedon (1923-2004). Portraits, 1976.

Lot 264: Richard Avedon (1923-2004). Portraits, 1976.

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Description: Richard Avedon (1923-2004). Portraits, 1976. Farrar Straus and Giroux, New York 1976, signed and inscribed by the photographer, first edition with original dust-jacket and an introductory essay by Harold Rosenberg, 4to.. This lot also includes Avedon Photographs 1947-1977 (first edition, large 4to), 1978. 30.5 x 23cm (12 x 9in)

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Bertrand Fleuret (b.1969). The Risk of an Early

Lot 265: Bertrand Fleuret (b.1969). The Risk of an Early

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Description: Bertrand Fleuret (b.1969). The Risk of an Early Spring, 2004. Artimo, Amsterdam, first edition, editioned 97/100, signed by the photographer on front endpaper in black ink, numerous black and white photographic reproductions, photographically ilustrated boards, with linen spine, housed in original printed slipcase, also included in the lot is a signed and editioned 22/25 gelatin silver print by the photographer, 4to, Print size: 14.4 x 20.8cm (5 5/8 x 8 1/8in). Book size: 25.7 x 19.7 (10 1/8 x 7 3/4in)

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Helmut Newton (1920-2004). Sumo, 1999. Taschen,

Lot 266: Helmut Newton (1920-2004). Sumo, 1999. Taschen,

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Description: Helmut Newton (1920-2004). Sumo, 1999. Taschen, London, first edition, signed and numbered 01258 by the photographer , 400 duotone reproductions of photographs selected by June Newton, cloth boards and illustrated dust-jacket, with metal book stand designed by Philippe Starck, elephant folio, 71.1 x 52.1cm (28 x 20.5in)

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Ed Ruscha (b.1937). Every Building on the Sunset

Lot 267: Ed Ruscha (b.1937). Every Building on the Sunset

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Description: Ed Ruscha (b.1937). Every Building on the Sunset Strip, 1966. Self-published, Los Angeles, first edition, 2nd printing 1971, (limited to 5000 copies), with silver foil slipcase, 8vo. 18 x 14cm (7 1/8 x 5 1/2in)

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Ed Ruscha (b.1937). Real Estate Opportunities,

Lot 268: Ed Ruscha (b.1937). Real Estate Opportunities,

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Description: Ed Ruscha (b.1937). Real Estate Opportunities, 1970. Self-published book, first edition (limited to 4000 copies), inscribed by the artist 'Tony, Best wishes, Ed' , in white matt wrappers with title printed in black on cover and spine, with glassine dust-jacket, 8vo. 18 x 14cm (7 1/8 x 5 1/2in). This lot also includes Ruscha's Colored People, 1972 (first edition). Literature: Andrew Roth,( ed.), The Open Book, 2004

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Ed Ruscha (b.1937). Thirty Four Parking Lots,

Lot 269: Ed Ruscha (b.1937). Thirty Four Parking Lots,

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Description: Ed Ruscha (b.1937). Thirty Four Parking Lots, 1967. Self-published, Los Angeles, California, first edition with glassine dust jacket as issued, 4to, 25.4 x 20.2cm (10 x 8in). Literature: Martin Parr and Gerry Badger, The Photobook: A History Vol.II, pp140-141

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Yoshikazu Suzuki and Shohachi Kimura. Ginza

Lot 270: Yoshikazu Suzuki and Shohachi Kimura. Ginza

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Description: Yoshikazu Suzuki and Shohachi Kimura. Ginza Kaiwai. Ginza Haccho, 1954. Toho-Shuppan Publishing, Tokyo, first and only edition, two volumes: first volume: numerous black and white reproductions with two colour plates, hardbound with tipped on cover illustration and glassine wrapper as issued as well as rice paper over board slipcase with printed labels; second volume: hardbound with black-and-white panorama with continuous accordion fold, as issued; in original shipping box with printed label and publisher's flier laid in, small square 4to, 19.5 x 18cm (7 3/4 x 7in). This rare work is known for its uncanny similarity to Edward Ruscha's Every Building On The Sunset Strip, which was published ten years after this.

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Daido Moriyama (b.1938). Karyudo (A Hunter), 1972.

Lot 271: Daido Moriyama (b.1938). Karyudo (A Hunter), 1972.

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Description: Daido Moriyama (b.1938). Karyudo (A Hunter), 1972. Chuo-koron-sha, Tokyo, first edition, signed by the photographer in English and Kanji in black marker pen on the front endpaper, 104 black and white photographic reproductions, in original white boards, dust-jacket and grey obi, 4to. 26.5 x 21.5cm (10 1/8 x 8 1/4in). Moriyama's third photobook published in 1972, just after Bye Bye Photography when he threatened to give up photography. . "In Hunter he is alone, devoid of community- perpetual, lonely outsider looking in"- (The Photobook, Vol. I)

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Daido Moriyama (b.1938). Shashin yo Sayonara (Bye

Lot 272: Daido Moriyama (b.1938). Shashin yo Sayonara (Bye

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Description: Daido Moriyama (b.1938). Shashin yo Sayonara (Bye Bye Photography), 1972. Shashin Hyoronsha, Tokyo, first edition with dust-jacket, signed by the photographer in both English and Kanji on title page, 137 double-page black-and-white gravure reproductions, tall 8vo. Literature: Andrew Roth, The Book of 101 Books, The Seminal Photographic Books of the Twentieth Century 101 Books, pp.218-20; . The Open Book, pp.290-91;. Martin Parr and Gerry Badger (eds), The Photobook: A History, Volume I, pp.298-99. . Moriyama's "willingness to be led to the edge of photography's coherence is the photographic equivalent of Surrealist automatic writing by a camera that almost has a mind of its own" (The Photobook).

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Daido Moriyama (b.1938). Kagerou,( Kagerou), 1972.

Lot 273: Daido Moriyama (b.1938). Kagerou,( Kagerou), 1972.

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Description: Daido Moriyama (b.1938). Kagerou,( Kagerou), 1972. Haga Books, Tokyo, first edition, softcover in white wrappers and photographically illustrated slipcase, with over 100 photographic reproductions, six of which are in colour, 4to, 26.5 x 19cm (10 1/8 x 7 1/2in)

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Eikoh Hosoe (b.1933). Man and Woman, 1961. Camera

Lot 274: Eikoh Hosoe (b.1933). Man and Woman, 1961. Camera

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Description: Eikoh Hosoe (b.1933). Man and Woman, 1961. Camera Art Sha, Tokyo, 1961, first edition with dust jacket obi and small leaflet in Japanese, signed by the photographer in gold on endpaper, housed in original slipcase, 4to. 25 x 19cm (9 7/8 x 7 1/2in)

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Robert Frank (b.1924). The Lines of my Hand, 1972.

Lot 275: Robert Frank (b.1924). The Lines of my Hand, 1972.

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Description: Robert Frank (b.1924). The Lines of my Hand, 1972. Yugensha/Kazuhiko Motomura, Tokyo, 1972, first edition designed by Kohei Sugiera, original black cloth boards, in slipcase with mounted cover photograph tipped onto one side, with original 30 page booklet with Japanese text, limited edition of 1000, folio, 35 x 26 cm (13 3/4 x 10in). Literature: Martin Parr & Gerry Badger (eds.), The Photobook: A History, Volume I, 2004 p.261. "The publication in Japan was confirmation that the stream-of-consciousness style was the prevailing mode in Japanese photography"

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Seiji Kurata (b.1945). Flash Up, Street

Lot 276: Seiji Kurata (b.1945). Flash Up, Street

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Description: Seiji Kurata (b.1945). Flash Up, Street PhotoRandom Tokyo, 1975-1979, 1980. Byakuya Shobo Co. Ltd, Tokyo, first edition, 190 black and white reproductions, pictorial wrappers, without obi, 4to, 30 x 21cm (11 3/4 x 8 1/4in). Flash up shows Kurata's photos of the Tokyo underworld, for which he won the prestigious Kimura Ihei award.

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Kishin Shinoyama (b.1940). Hareta Hi (A Fine Day),

Lot 277: Kishin Shinoyama (b.1940). Hareta Hi (A Fine Day),

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Description: Kishin Shinoyama (b.1940). Hareta Hi (A Fine Day), 1975. Heibon-sha, Tokyo, first edition, signed by the photographer on front endpaper, 230 colour photographic reproductions, hardbound with full black leatherette and printed acetate dust-jacket, housed in original printed shipping box , large 4to, 30.5 x 23cm (12 x 9in)

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Ikko Narahara (b.1931). Where Time has Stopped,

Lot 278: Ikko Narahara (b.1931). Where Time has Stopped,

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Description: Ikko Narahara (b.1931). Where Time has Stopped, 1967. Kashima Kenkyujo Shupankan, Tokyo,1967, first edition designed by Kohei Sugiera, 135 photographic reproductions, full cloth boards with printed spine label, photo-illustrated paper over board slipcase, printed acetate protector, tall 4to, 31.5 x 21.3cm (12 x 8 3/8in)

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Sumiharu Watanabe. Hasimoto Yuyudo (The Face of

Lot 279: Sumiharu Watanabe. Hasimoto Yuyudo (The Face of

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Description: Sumiharu Watanabe. Hasimoto Yuyudo (The Face of Washington Square), 1965. Motoi Hashimoto Yuyudo, Tokyo,1965, first edition with original dustjacket, obi and slipcase, signed by the photographer on endpaper, 4to, 26 x 18.4cm (10 1/4 x 7 1/4in)

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Hiroshi Sugimoto (b.1948). Theaters, 2000.

Lot 280: Hiroshi Sugimoto (b.1948). Theaters, 2000.

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Description: Hiroshi Sugimoto (b.1948). Theaters, 2000. Sonnabend Sundell Editions, New York, first edition, 95 black and white plates, with original boards and metal slipcase as issued, square 4to, 31.2 x 28.5cm (12 1/4 x 11 1/4in)

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Christoph Shifferli (Ed.). The Japanese Box, 2001.

Lot 281: Christoph Shifferli (Ed.). The Japanese Box, 2001.

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Description: Christoph Shifferli (Ed.). The Japanese Box, 2001. Steidl, Göttingen, edited by 7L Paris, editioned 182/1500 on label affixed inside cover, bound in black Japanese paper with wide red rubber band in custom black lacquered wooden box, a set of six facsimile reprints of the following Japanese titles: Provoke #1, Provoke #2, Provoke #3; Sentimental Journey by Nobuyoshi Araki; Bye Bye, Photography Dear by Daido Moriyama and For a Language to Come by Takuma Nakahira, Box : 26 x 33 x 10.5cm (10 1/4 x 13 x 4 1/8in)

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Osamu Kanemura (b.1964). Spider's Strategy, 2001.

Lot 282: Osamu Kanemura (b.1964). Spider's Strategy, 2001.

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Description: Osamu Kanemura (b.1964). Spider's Strategy, 2001. Osiris, Tokyo, first edition, 80 black and white photographic reproductions with original dust jacket, oblong 4to, 23.3 x 28.7cm (9 1/8 x 11 1/4in). Literature: Martin Parr and Gerry Badger (eds), The Photobook: A History, Volume II, p.318

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Ihei Kimura (1901-1974). Paris, 1974. Nora-sha,

Lot 283: Ihei Kimura (1901-1974). Paris, 1974. Nora-sha,

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Description: Ihei Kimura (1901-1974). Paris, 1974. Nora-sha, Tokyo, first edition with pamphlet laid in, 4to. 27 x 19.5cm (10 5/8 x 7 3/4in). Literature: The Photobook, vol. I, p.297

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Kohei Yoshiyuki (b.1946). Document Koen/Document

Lot 284: Kohei Yoshiyuki (b.1946). Document Koen/Document

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Description: Kohei Yoshiyuki (b.1946). Document Koen/Document Park, 1980. Seven-sha, Tokyo, first edition, 78 black and white photographic reproductions in original black paper wrappers and photo illustrated dust jacket, 4to, 26.5 x 21cm (10 1/4 x 8 1/4in). Literature: Martin Parr and Gerry Badger (eds), The Photobook: A History, Volume II, pp.296-97. . 'A brilliant piece of social documentation, catching perfectly the loneliness, sadness, and desperation that so often accompany sexual or human relationships in a big, hard metropolis like Tokyo' (The Photobook).

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Daido Moriyama (b.1938), Takuma Nakahira (b.1938).

Lot 285: Daido Moriyama (b.1938), Takuma Nakahira (b.1938).

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Description: Daido Moriyama (b.1938), Takuma Nakahira (b.1938). Provoke 4 & 5, First Abandon the World of Certainty, 1970. Tabata Shoten, Tokyo, 1970, first edition with original dustjacket, 8vo, 20.7 x 14.5cm (8 1/4 x 5 3/4in). This book wasconceived by former members of Provoke a year after the group disbanded. It contains photographs by Moriyama, Nakahira, Takanashi and Tagi. . Literature: The Open Book, pp.252-53

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