MAN AND WOMAN, by Eikoh Hosoe - 1961 [Signed 1st Ed]

Man and Woman

by Eikoh Hosoe

DESCRIPTION:
Intense B&W photos utilize the human form as medium and a means of expression, captured with the camera. Part of Hosoe's early body of work.
  • SIGNED by Hosoe in Japanese and English in silver pen on black pastedowns.
  • Presumed FIRST EDITION.
  • Each series of photos is accompanied by Taro Yamamoto's poetry in Japanese.
  • Book presents/opens in Western format, but most text is in Japanese. Title on yellow paper front cover is in English.
  • Translation of poetry and essays in book is included with accompanying booklet.
  • Includes image and accompanying poetry to Man and Woman #20, a popular Hosoe print.
  • DJ is nicely preserved behind Mylar, and is backed with archival paper.

  • Includes original gray obi (wrapper) with Japanese text, folded and tucked in book.

  • Publisher: CamerArt, Inc., Tokyo.
  • Date: 1961.
  • Dimensions: 7.25 x 9.5 inches (approx).
CONDITION:
  • A SCARCE book, in fine condition.
  • Spine ends are lightly bumped but still firm and mostly square; corners are sharp.
  • Binding is secure.
  • Close examination of DJ through Mylar reveals some light scuffing.
  • DJ has light to moderate edgewear, including 1/2" chip at head of spine that expands to 1"x1" on back and a closed tear on front, as well as some light chipping at tail of spine, corners and some edges.
  • Inside pages are clean and crisp.
  • Obi/wrapper is torn halfway across at one fold and is moderately worn within expectations from being folded in book.

  • AS IS! Please see photos. More photos available upon request.
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