Tokyo. Photographs by William Klein. Preface by Maurice Pinguet. Crown Publishers, New York, 1964. 184 pp. Folio. First edition. Hardbound in dust jacket. Numerous full-page gravure reproductions.
A book that has to be held in one's hands to be appreciated! Klein's Tokyo streetscapes in this, his fourth 'city' book are so kinetic, and the gravure printing so rich and tonally varied that scans can hardly do it justice!
"Like Hokusai, William Klein has created a Manga--a sudden throng of images, faces, streets, crowds, and attitudes, intense and confused, where the past merges with the future in an uproar of appearances...The first thing to understand is that this teeming madhouse is Tokyo--contradictory and confused, makeshift and planless, frenetic and discordant, Eastern and Western."--from Maurice Pinguet's preface
Near Fine+: wear to extremities; corners pushed slightly; in Very Good dust jacket that is lightly edge worn with two small 1/2" tears one with small chip (3/4") near lower near base of spine.