'71/NY. Photographs by Daido Moriyama. Text by Neville Wakefield. Interview by Andrew Roth. Designed by Alexander Gelman, Design Machine. PPP Editions, New York, 2002. 428 pp. Quarto (7 x 9.5 in./18 x 24 cm.) Stiff wrappers. Cardboard slipcase. 234 tritone reproductions, mostly double-page spreads. Includes a facsimile and English translation of a letter from Moriyama, an interview with the photographer, as well as excerpted passages from James Baldwin's "Another Country".
"In 1971, Japanese photographer Daido Moriyama took a trip to New York City with [designer and graphic artist] Tadanori Yokoo. He stayed at the Chelsea Hotel and spent his days in The Museum of Modern Art Photography Study Center looking at pictures taken by Weegee. He shot 100 rolls of film with a half-frame camera, yielding 70 images per roll. Some of those pictures are presented here.
"Coming to New York in 1971 was my first trip to a place that I really had a terrible yearning towards-I was a little bit like a puppy leaving its mother's side for the first time to begin marking out its experience."--Moriyama
Slight 'ding' to slipcase, otherwise Fine.