Hikari to kage (Light and Shadow). Photographs by Daido Moriyama. Text by Ueno Takashi (in Japanese). Toju-sha, Tokyo, 1982. 214 pp. Quarto. First edition. Stiff wrappers in dust jacket illustrated with screened image. Numerous full-page black-and-white reproductions.
Among the most important books in the Moriyama oeuvre! An oblique nod to nineteenth century photographic pioneer Nicéphore Niépce, Light & Shadow (as well as another important 80s book, Nakaji e no tabi [A Journey to Nakaji])is a sublime exploration of the constituent elements photographic seeing. Like his nineteenth century predecessor, Moriyama is here attuned to to his immediate environment and to the qualities of the everyday objects around him, which he depicts with more realism than in his earlier work.
Fine-; typical wear to extremities; lacking scarce obi.