THIS LOT CONSISTS OF TWO BOOKS BY YOSHIHARU HIGA: Shirt is Talking to Itself and Children, Guatemala's Treasure.
Shirt is Talking to Itself [Translation from the Japanese]. Yoshiharu Higa. Self-published, Japan, circa 1984. First edition. Octavo. Boards in photo-illustrated dustjacket. A wonderfully imaginative book of ninety-six halftone photographic plates showing shirts in various circumstances around the world. In his concluding statement (in Japanese and English), Higa says that he saw the shirt as a metaphor for human development. Born in Okinawa in 1938, Higa was educated in Japan and the United States, and at the time this book was published he had a studio in Manhattan and was teaching at the Southampton College of Long Island University. Fine copy in dustjacket; blindstamp of former owner at bottom outer corner of front and rear endpaper.
Ninos, Tesoro de Guatemala. Children, Guatemala's Treasure. Yoshiharu Higa. Self-published, Japan, 1984. First edition. Octavo. Boards in photo-illustrated dustjacket. Preface in Spanish, Japanese, and English. Taken over a ten year period, these ninety-four images of children show both the joy and the struggles of their lives. The images are well printed and sequenced one-to-a-page. Fine copy in lightly handled dustjacket; blindstamp of former owner at bottom outer corner of front and rear endpaper.