Araki, Nobuyosh - Photofile - Thames & Hudson
The classic Photofile series brings together the best work of the world's greatest photographers in an attractive format and at a reasonable price.
Handsome and collectible, the books are produced to the highest standards. Each volume contains reproductions printed in superb duotone and/or color, together with a critical introduction and a full bibliography.
There are some adjectives one hesitates to use: exceptional and unclassifiable are among them. Nonetheless, they apply to Nobuyoshi Araki, who has turned photography into the very essence of his existence. Prolific to an astonishing degree, he has spent over thirty years building up an "autobiophotography" that displays the fundamentals of his daily life without modesty or restraint. Fascinated by women and by the city particularly Tokyo, which he documents in all its frenetic moods he is the leader in a new school and the role model for a younger generation that goes beyond aesthetics to seek the truth in every moment. 79 color and duotone photographs
Nobuyoshi Araki was born in Tokyo in 1940. Given a camera by his father at the ripe age of twelve, Araki has been taking pictures ever since. He studied photography and film at Chiba University and went into commercial photography soon after graduating. In 1970 he created his famous Xeroxed Photo Albums, which he produced in limited editions and sent to friends, art critics, and people selected randomly from the telephone book. Over the years, his bold, unabashed photographs of his private life have been the object of a great deal of controversy and censorship (especially in his native Japan), a fact that has not fazed the artist nor diminished his influence. To date, Araki has published over 350 books of his work. Op bol.com vind je alle boeken van Nobuyoshi Araki, waaronder het nieuwste boek van Nobuyoshi Araki.
Paperback: 144 pages
Product dimensions: 12,7 x 1,02 x 19,05 cm
Editing: Thames & Hudson; 01 edition (1 October 2007)