Someday, Somewhere [Aru hi, Aru Tokoro]. Photographs by Yasuhiro Ishimoto. Introduction by Tsutomu Watanabe. Geibi Shuppan, Tokyo, 1958. 168 pp. Quarto. First edition. INSCRIBED on front free-endpaper, "To Lincoln Kirstein/With affection-??/Hugh Edwards/July 21, 1960." Clothbound in photo-illustrated dust jacket. 7 color and 178 gravure reproductions with various gatefolds and fold-outs.
A fascinating association from influential Art Institute of Chicago curator High Edwards (1959-1970), dated 1960, to Lincoln Kirstein. Kirstein was a creative force in numerous fields. He is probably best known to photo history for the essay in Walker Evans' American Photographs (and best known to many New Yorkers as the founder, with Georges Balanchine, of the New York City Ballet). "Yasuhiro Ishimoto represented an influential link between Japanese and American Photography … In 1958 he had the distinction of producing the first major postwar Japanese photobook, the elegant Aruhi Arutokoro (Someday, Somewhere), shot in both Tokyo and Chicago...Aruhi Arutokoro is a photobook of truly international stature, providing Japanese photographers with a model of expression that transcended both the parochial and the purely documentary tendency dominating Japanese photography of the time"...Parr & Badger
Ishimoto died earlier this year at the age of 90.
See Richard Pare's tribute on La Lettre de la Photographie
Near Fine+ in Very Good dust jacket; light wear to extremities; one corner lightly bumped; tiny bookseller's sticker front paste down; a difficult jacket to find intact: a few chips and tears, with only slight loss.