Waterfall Rapture. Edited and designed with a preface by Tadanori Yokoo. Essay by Hiroshi Aramata. Shinchosha, Tokyo, 1996. 288 pp. Quarto. First edition. ardbound in dust jacket. Printed obi (belly band). Photo-illustrated endpapers. Thousands of illustrations in color, sepia, and black-and-white. Text in Japanese and English.
This dizzyingly obsessive anthology contains literally thousands of photographic postcards of waterfalls, collected from all over the world. The images are grouped thematically and historically, repeating motifs sprinkled liberally with oddities such as Marilyn Monroe perched atop the guard-railing of a barely perceptible waterfall.
"...an exuberantly designed collection [of postcards of waterfalls]--one, two, six, ten, sixteen, even seventy-two to a page--a cascade of waterfall post-cards, repetitious, but endlessly fascinating"--Parr & Badger
Fine- in Fine dust jacket and Fine- obi; slight corner imperfections; what might be small remainder mark lower page edges; touch of wear to obi.