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Izu, Kenro (Artist/Photographer) & Greenberg, Howard (Contributor). KENRO IZU: A THIRTY YEAR RETROSPECTIVE. Tucson, AZ: Nazraeli Press, 2010. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 120 pages. Fine.

Retrospective collection of photographs. One of the most beautiful art photography books of our time. Limited Edition of 2000 copies. Published as a hardcover original only. The Limited Edition is now rare. An austerely elegant production by Kenro Izu and Chris Pichler: Oversize-volume format. Rust-brown cloth boards with photographic reproduction pasted on the recessed center and titles embossed on the cover and spine, as issued. Photographs by Kenro Izu. Introduction by Howard Greenberg. List of Plates, Biography, and Selected Exhibitions appended at the end. Printed on pristine-white, thick uncoated stock paper to the highest standards. The reproduction quality is exemplary in its clarity, warmth, and tonal range. Without DJ, as issued. Presents "Kenro Izu: A Thirty Year Retrospective". A stunning collection of the artist/photographer's most powerful work. "A chance viewing of the mammoth-plate photographs by the Victorian photographer Francis Frith led Izu to travel to Egypt in 1979 to photograph The Pyramids and other sacred monuments. Thus began the artist's renowned Series, 'Sacred Places', which includes work from holy sites in Syria, Jordan, England, Scotland, Mexico, Easter Island as well as Buddhist and Hindu sites in India, Cambodia, Burma, Vietnam, Indonesia, and China. The resulting Platinum Palladium prints are widely recognized as being among the most beautiful in the history of the medium" (Publisher's blurb). Izu prints possess both a visual sensuality and tactile sensuousness. Their surface qualities and rich tonalities allude to the hand-crafted beauty of earlier Movements in photography, a running theme of Kenro Izu's life-work. They demand contemplation and immersion from the viewer as they reveal the hidden nature of life's complex beauty. An absolute "must-have" title for Kenro Izu collectors. This copy is very prominently, neatly, and beautifully signed and dated in black ink-pen on the title page by the artist/photographer: "Kenro Izu 2013". It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page. This title is a contemporary art photography classic. As far as we know, this is the only such signed and dated copy of the Limited Edition available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. Please note: Kenro Izu did NOT sign most copies of the Limited Edition. A rare signed copy thus. 100 duotone plates. One of the finest artist/photographers of our time. A fine collectible copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER KENRO IZU TITLE IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 1590052706. $200.00

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