The Complete Works of Daido Moriyama. Volumes 1-4 (1964-2003). Daiwa Radiator Factory/Taka Ishii Gallery, Tokyo, 2003 . Over 2400 pp. total. For all volumes: Quarto (8 1/2 x 11 in./ 29 x 23 cm). Edition limited to 1000 copies. ALL SIGNED on front free-endpaper. Clothbound in printed dust jackets, photo-illustrated on versos (one example shown at right). Printed slipcases, with photo-illustrated interiors. Over 5700 color and black-and-white reproductions.
Vol. 1: Total 599 pages; 1,460 illustrations (with complete historical index of published images);
Texts include: interview text by Shomei Tomatsu and essays by Gerard Malanga, Miyako Ishiuchi (Photographer), Shinro Ohtake (Painter); (English and Japanese)
Vol. 2: Total 615 pages; 1,495 illustrations (with complete historical index of published images);
Texts include; essays by Midori Matsui, Michitaka Ota (Editor, president of Sokyu-sha) and a dialogue text between Daido Moriyama and Nobuyoshi Araki; (English and Japanese)
Vol. 3: Total 661 pages; 1,642 illustrations (with complete historical index of published images);
Texts include; essays by Charles Merewether, Noriko Tsutatani (Curator, Shimane Art Museum), interview text by Hajime Sawatari, Osamu Wataya and Michitaka Ota; (English and Japanese).
Vol. 4: Total 543 pages; 1,161 illustrations (with complete historical index of published images);
Texts include; interview texts by Takeshi Kitano, interview text with Etsuro Ishihara by Minoru Shimizu, Chronology, Bibliography of Daido Moriyama and list of his selected exhibitions (English and Japanese).
"One of the most celebrated contemporary Japanese photographers, Daido Moriyama has explored a pioneering and innovative style of photography since his publication of Japan, A Photo Theater (1968). The Complete Works of Daido Moriyama chronologically presents all of his photographs first presented in books and magazines, each with a complete history. Each volume is approximately 600 pages (2,422 pp. all four volumes), with 5,758 images reproduced in total. All texts are in both English and Japanese. Each volume includes complete information on all reproduced photographs, including the reference number, title, medium, its first publication and subsequent reprints). This is a complete set of the four individually slipcased volumes. This exquisitely designed set is the most comprehensive publication on Moriyama's work. It is one of the finest publications of its type published in recent memory. The complete 4-volume set (particularly with each volume signed) will become one of the most important and highly sought after publications on a major photographic artist, for years to come. The complete set of 4 volumes was limited to only 1000 copies."--the publisher
All as new in original shipping boxes, opened only for signatures.