Daido Moriyama: MEGA-LOT of 11 Books!
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A lot of 11 books by Moriyama, some of them uncommon, one of which is signed (Takuno).

1. Fragments. Representation of Daido Moriyama 1964-1998. Text by Noi Sawaragi. Idea, New York, 1999. Unpaged. Oblong quarto. Stiff wrappers. Pamphlet containing text in Japanese and English laid in. Silver embossed slipcover. Original printed belly band. Approx. 75 duotone and 1 bound in color reproduction.
As new in shrinkwrap.

This retrospective monograph--complete with a uniquely imprinted, silvery slipcover--flits back and forth from geometric abstraction to darkly, bizarre scenes of urban fires, chaotic materialism, and sex.

2. From Photography / Towards Photography. Seikyusha, Tokyo, 1995. 280 pp. Octavo (small size). First edition. Hardbound in photo-illustrated dust jacket. 72 black-and-white reproductions. Text in Japanese.
As New.

Moriyama's major theoretical statements on the art and practice of photography. Interspersed with compelling images.

3. Daido Moriyama: Stray Dog. Texts by Moriyama, Sandra Phillips, Alexandra Munroe. San Francisco Museum of Modern Art/Japan Society, New York, 1999. 160 pp. Quarto. First edition. Clothbound in photo-illustrated dust jacket. Black-and-white reproductions. Includes detailed chonology, exhibition history, and bibliography, and exhibition checklist.
As New (lacking obi).

The best Moriyama retrospective to date. Includes insightful essays by Sandra Phillips and Alexandra Munroe that are some of the best writing on Moriyama to appear in English.

4. Platform. Essay by Minoru Shimizu. Daiwa Radiator Factory in association with Taka Ishii Gallery Tokyo, Tokyo, 2002. 173 pp. Octavo (small size). First edition. Clothbound. No jacket as issued. Black-and-white reproductions.
Very Fine.

In addition to Moriyama's superb monochrome shots of Japanese train and subway commuters, this volume includes a detailed (if somewhat literal) analysis of Moriyama's oeuvre ("Daido neither nor - ") by Minoru Shimizu. Minoru's text has sections on 'Looking at Photographs', 'Snapshots: Shooting and Printing', 'Photography and Realism', 'Realism of Remembrance' and 'Platform-series - For a Conclusion', with each section illustrated with photographs by Moriyama and others such as Atget, William Klein and Marcel Duchamp.

5. Daido Moriyama. (Japanese Photographers, No. 37). Iwanami Shoten, Tokyo, 1997. 72 pp. Quarto. First edition. Hardbound in photo-illustrated dust jacket. Printed obi (belly band). Texts in Japanese.
Very Fine.

A superb and concise overview of Moriyama's oeuvre that covers a thirty year period, from 1965 to 1994. A fantastic introduction to Moriyama!

6. Passage. Wides, Tokyo, 2002. 162 pp. Small quarto. First printing. Stiff wrappers with photo-illustrated dust jacket. Numerous black-and-white reproductions.
As New.

Moriyama's signature style of raw, gritty, black-and-white street photography is presented in this small volume of his SX-70 Polaroids, presented quietly and reproduced nearly 1 to 1. Daido documents everyday scenes like street corners, posters, pedestrians, bikes against walls, allies and traffic lights. But in all he works with the light to create timeless mementos of a city in motion.

7. Novembre. Art direction by Naoki Takizawa. Text (in English and French) by Hideto Akasaka. Issey Miyake Inc. and Getsuyosha Ltd., Tokyo, 2004. Unpaged, with 24 black-and-white plates printed full bleed on clear acetate and laminated to heavy coated paper. Three-page gatefold insert with text and graphics, and biographical notes on Moriyama and Takizawa. Housed in photo-illustrated paper over board folio.
In publisher's shrinkwrap; upper corners very slightly 'kissed'.

From Hideto Akasaka's essay:
"The Novembre album was created at the intersection of the skintight sensation of the continually changing fashion consciousness described by designer Naoki Takizawa and the reality that photographer Daido Moriyama's camera has brought to life, illuminating slices of the world around us and fixing them in Moriyama monochrome. This portfolio features Daido Moriyama's singular fashion shoot of Naoki Takizawa's Paris collection. According to Takizawa, 'Female body consciousness was changing rapidly' and that feeling he was looking for was the idea that clothes are sort of an expression of a person's inner life. When he studies Moriyama's work, he feels as if the clothes have tumbled into place in a reality that is somehow the actual Paris."

8. Shinjuku 19XX-20XX. Essay by Zdenek Felix. Hatje Cantz, 2006. 128 pp. Tall quarto. First edition. Stiff photo-illustrated wrappers. 80 duotone reproductions.
As new in shrinkwrap.

"Shinjuku 19XX-20XX features previously unpublished photographs taken in the Tokyo district of Shinjuku, whose labyrinthine streets and dark eddies have always drawn Moriyama in. He says of the district, 'Even though it wasn’t a town that I liked because I wanted to like it, or became obsessed with because I wanted to be obsessed with it, the town of Shinjuku has a strange narcotic effect, and there is something about it that traps me and puts me under a spell.'"

9. Route 16. Eyesencia/Daido Moriyama official site, 2004. Unpaged (appx 30 pp.) Thin oblong quarto. First printing. Stiff wrappers. Black-and-white reproductions.
As New.

A slim road trip book--Daido style. The road examined in these elusive, angular compositions is the Tokyo ring road, often seen through the rear view mirror in fleeting sideways glances.

10. To Nirvana and Back: Photo Album: Real lear in Echigo-Tsumari. Gendaikikakushitsu Publishers, Tokyo, 2004. 215 pp. Quarto. First printing. Stiff wrappers in photo-illustrated dust jacket. Printed obi. Black-and-white and color reproductions. Texts in Japanese and English.
Very Fine.

A photographic diary of a unique theater collaboration in which the Dutch director Christiaan Bastiaans reworked King Lear with a company of the homeless, aged and psychiatric patients. For months, the director worked with the elderly from the region of Echigo-Tsumari. Moriyama documented aspects of the resulting collaboration. A tightly focused project that offers an glimpse of the artist working in a relatively controlled setting.

11. Takuna. Sokyu-Sha, Tokyo, 2005. 56 pp. Small quarto. Limited edition of 1500 copies. SIGNED in Kanji and English on front flyleaf. Hardbound. No jacket as issued. Printed cardboard slipcase. 22 black-and-white reproductions.
As New.

"Includes unpublished photographs taken when Moriyama visited Takuno in Shimane prefecture for visiting a grave in summer of 1987. A beautifully designed book including the photos, such as [an] elementary school in the village, the port, his parents' home, a brook, and graveyards, etc., where quiet peculiar lyricism becomes lively."--the publisher
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