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Eikoh Hosoe

Barakei Shinshuban – Ordeal by Roses Re-Edited

Artist's 104 page book designed by Tadanori Yokoo with 39 photographic images by Eikoh Hosoe, 6 color illustrations by Yokoo, preface in Japanese and English by Yukio Mishima. Clothbound in black velvet with affixed illustrated plate on the cover. Enclosed within a white linen portfolio case with interior illustrations by Yokoo.
15 7/10 × 21 1/2 × 1 3/10 in
40 × 54.6 × 3.2 cm
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Overall 15 3/4 x 21 1/2 x 1 1/4 in. (40 x 54.6 x 3.2 cm)

Overall 15 3/4 x 21 1/2 x 1 1/4 in. (40 x 54.6 x 3.2 cm)

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Tokyo: Shueisha, 1971
Eikoh Hosoe
Japanese, b. 1933
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Enmeshed in the postwar Japanese ferment, Eikoh Hosoe picked up a camera at 15 and became one of the foremost photographers of his time, producing searing, surreal, expressionistic images focused on the human body and the human being. “To me photography can be simultaneously both a record and a ‘mirror’ or ‘window’ of self-expression,” he says. “The camera is generally assumed to be unable to depict that which is not visible to the eye. And yet the photographer who wields it well can depict what lies unseen in his memory.” Together with Shomei Tomatsu and other contemporaries, he founded the VIVO agency (1959-61), propagating a new approach to photography. While others documented street life in Japan’s ravaged cities, Hosoe worked mainly in his studio, making raw images of the body, which aimed to penetrate beyond the skin to capture the heart and mind.

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Overall 15 3/4 x 21 1/2 x 1 1/4 in. (40 x 54.6 x 3.2 cm)

Overall 15 3/4 x 21 1/2 x 1 1/4 in. (40 x 54.6 x 3.2 cm)

Publisher
Tokyo: Shueisha, 1971
Eikoh Hosoe
Japanese, b. 1933
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Enmeshed in the postwar Japanese ferment, Eikoh Hosoe picked up a camera at 15 and became one of the foremost photographers of his time, producing searing, surreal, expressionistic images focused on the human body and the human being. “To me photography can be simultaneously both a record and a ‘mirror’ or ‘window’ of self-expression,” he says. “The camera is generally assumed to be unable to depict that which is not visible to the eye. And yet the photographer who wields it well can depict what lies unseen in his memory.” Together with Shomei Tomatsu and other contemporaries, he founded the VIVO agency (1959-61), propagating a new approach to photography. While others documented street life in Japan’s ravaged cities, Hosoe worked mainly in his studio, making raw images of the body, which aimed to penetrate beyond the skin to capture the heart and mind.

Eikoh Hosoe

Barakei Shinshuban – Ordeal by Roses Re-Edited

Artist's 104 page book designed by Tadanori Yokoo with 39 photographic images by Eikoh Hosoe, 6 color illustrations by Yokoo, preface in Japanese and English by Yukio Mishima. Clothbound in black velvet with affixed illustrated plate on the cover. Enclosed within a white linen portfolio case with interior illustrations by Yokoo.
15 7/10 × 21 1/2 × 1 3/10 in
40 × 54.6 × 3.2 cm
Bidding closed
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