Naze Shokubutsu Zukanka: Nakahira Takuma Eizo Ronshu. ("Why An Illustrated Book of Flora") Photographs and text by Takuma Nakahira. Shobunsha, Tokyo, 1973. 253 pp. Small Octavo. First edition. Decorative paper over boards. Photo-illustrated dust jacket. Original obi [printed bellyband]. Several black-and-white reproductions. Text in Japanese.
Nakahira was one of the founders of Provoke, the short-lived, but seminal avant-garde movement of the late 60s. The group formed in 1968 and published just four issues of an eponymous journal before disbanding in 1970.
Primarily a critic, he began to photograph himself under the influence of Tomatsu, Moriyama, and others. This collection of essays of compiles his influential photographic criticism.
Slghit edge wear to jacket; otherwise Fine in Fine dust jacket; obi is a just a bit creased with a small tear near spine.