Seventeen's Map. Photographs by George Hashiguchi. Bungei Shunju, Tokyo, 1989. Unpaged. Large squarish quarto. Second printing. Inscribed at dated (12/11/1989) in silver paint marker in Kanji on front free-endpaper. Stiff wrappers in printed dust jacket. Duotone reproductions.
Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket; some creasing to rear panel of jacket and some edge wear to wraps; minor sun fading.
17. Photographs by George Hashiguchi. Kadokawa Shoten, Tokyo, 1998. Unpaged. Octavo. First edition. SIGNED in Kanji on front free-endpaper. Hardbound in photo-illustrated dust jacket and printed belly band. Black-and-white reproductions.
Fine in Fine dust jacket; some creasing to belly band.
"Hashiguchi’s work includes portrait photography, images that are accompanied by written transcriptions of a series of questions answered by his subjects. Working like a sociological ethnographer with a survey approach, he produces a unique overview, one that integrates the urban and rural, ranges of education and affluence. These themes are united by serious attention to the individual’s place in everyday Japanese contemporary life...[his] most valuable contribution to much Western thinking is contained in the scope of his choices of people and their geographic locations -- to present readers with a sense of considerable socio-cultural diversity in light of stereotypic reductions of Japan as a homogeneous entity"--reference, Richard Chalfen, LOOKING AT JAPANESE SOCIETY:
Hashiguchi George as Visual Sociologist