Memories of a Dog. Photographs and text by Daido Moriyama. Nazraeli Press, Tucson, 2004. 192pp. Octavo (small size). Deluxe limited edition of 50 copies. SIGNED and numbered on title page. Clothbound book in photo-illustrated dust jacket. Black-and-white reproductions. Accompanied by a SIGNED and numbered print (shown at right; measures 12 x 10 in.) housed in its own cloth folio. Book and print housed in a printed cloth clam shell case.
"Daido Moriyama is without question one of Japan's most important contemporary photographers and it is not surprising that this memoir, first published as a series of essays in Asahi Camera twenty-one years ago, is regarded as a classic in photographic literature. In "Memories of a Dog", Moriyama approaches photography through language, and it is difficult to say which is the more evocative medium. His vividly expressive prose is in perfect harmony with the grainy, black and white images that in turn have a poetry all their own. As both reader and viewer one becomes completely absorbed, and photographs that will always be remarkable are given a new, very personal, layer of meaning. This is an eloquent autobiographical account of the artist's progress through life "--the publisher.
Very Fine book and print with folio in Fine- case that has a few scuffs and a bump to one corner.