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Moriyama, Daido (Photographer); Muhly, Nico & Other Composers. MORIYAMA ZOO NO. 1: THE LIMITED EDITION. Tokyo, Japan: Powershovel Books, 2009. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 16 pages. As New.

Artist Book. Collection of animal portrait-photographs, with accompanying Souvenir Materials. One of the most beautiful photographically-based Artist Books of our time. Limited Boxed Edition of 1000 copies. The first and only edition. The Limited Edition is now scarce. A brilliant production by Daido Moriyama and PowerShovel Books: Oversize-volume format. Photographs by Daido Moriyama. The suite is presented as a stand-alone book. Contributions by various artist-musicians, which are presented as the images' glorious expansion in the form of accompanying Souvenir Materials. They include: Two vinyl LP's; one CD; "Stray Dog" Pop-Up Card; and a Menko Game. Matching black pictorial box. All of the materials are printed, as noted by the publisher, in "unbelievably deluxe black-and-white on lush papers and boards". In publisher's original plastic shrinkwrap. Without DJ, as issued. Presents, in a sumptuous Limited Edition format, Daido Moriyama's "Zoo No. 1". Magnificent portraits of animals by the photographer who is iconically identified with a stray dog. The most original and influential Japanese photographer of our time, Moriyama is known for grainy images that are reproduced in dark, inky black-and-white. "This volume began as a retrospective collection of photographs on the subject of animals. Along the way, musicians were invited to contribute, and two vinyl LP's, a CD, two pop-up cards, and a Menko Game were added, all printed in unbelievably deluxe black-and-white on lush papers and boards. Exquisitely printed, ultra-collectible, cloth-bound boxed set with falcon endpapers glued into the box. The musical contributions are by David Grubbs, Dirty Three, DJ Olive, Jan Jelinek, Lau Nau, Matmos, Mount Eerie, Nico Muhly, Sanso-Xtro, and The Zoo Wheel, among others" (Publisher's blurb). The participation of Nico Muhly, one of the most brilliant, cutting-edge Classical composers of our time, is particularly noteworthy. An absolute "must-have" title for Daido Moriyama collectors. This title is a great Artist Book. This is one of few copies of the Limited Boxed Edition still available online, is still in the publisher's original shrinkwrap, and has no flaws, a pristine beauty. Please note: It is NOT remainder-marked, and it is offered at the publisher's original list price. A rare signed copy thus. Lavishly illustrated with black-and-white plates. Five of Daido Moriyama's books were selected as among the greatest photography books in "The Photobook". The greatest Japanese photographer of our time. A flawless collectible copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER DAIDO MORIYAMA TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 4434119230. $200.00

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