Tokyo: Shashin Hyoronsha Publishing House, 1971. Hosoe. First edition. Folio, unpaged, over 70 full-page gravure printed b&w photos. Black cloth, titled in white with printed dust jacket; this is a fine copy in publisher's cardboard slipcase which has the printed obi (wraparound band) that has two tears on the blank margin, else a fine copy. Additionally, this copy is SIGNED in Japanese and initialed in English by the photographer on the half-title page. Item #52041
Human bodies in closely framed and brilliantly lit abstractions. Printed in the photogravure process to accentuate the contrast of skin tones. A beautifully conceived and executed body of work.