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Ishiuchi, Miyako (Photographer) & Botman, Machiel (Contributor/Book Designer). MIYAKO ISHIUCHI PHOTOGRAPHS 1976-2005: YOKOSUKA STORY/APARTMENT/ENDLESS NIGHT/1.9.4.7/1906 TO THE SKIN/MOTHER'S. Amsterdam, Netherlands: Manfred Heiting/Cinubia Production, 2008. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. Unpaginated. As New.

Retrospective Exhibition Catalog, presented as an Artist Book. Limited Slipcased Edition of 100 numbered and signed copies. Should not be confused with the regular trade edition that was published simultaneously with it. There is no ISBN. The Limited Edition is now rare. An austerely elegant production by Machiel Botman: The book is in an exquisite "Leporello" accordion format, with the images presented as doublespreads that are reproduced "back-to-back". Bookend hard board covers, one in black, the other in red, with titles on the covers, as issued. Photographs by Miyako Ishiuchi. Selected by the artist herself from "Yokosuka Story", "Apartment", "Endless Night", "1.9.4.7", "1906 To The Skin", and "Mother's". Text by Machiel Botman. Matching red hard board slipcase with black wraparound obi-band. Printed in tritone on pristine-white, very thick uncoated stock paper in Amsterdam, The Netherlands to the highest standards. The reproduction quality as well as the book's production values are outstanding in every respect. Without DJ, as issued. Published on the occasion of her very first major European retrospective, which commenced in Prague in 2008 and travelled on to London, Paris, and Amsterdam in 2008/2009. Presents, in its sublime Limited Edition format, "Miyako Ishiuchi: Photographs 1976-2005". Eloquent images that capture, at the same time, what is tangible/concrete and intangible/abstract about objects, people, and places, and as subsumed by her one overriding concern: Memory. In the West, only Christian Boltanski and Sophie Calle come readily to mind by comparison in the way Ishiuchi evokes The Past (and the dead) in a mediated and subtle yet profoundly emotional way, revealing depths of vulnerable feeling. "She uses the camera, and all of its aesthetic potential, to investigate the intersection of the political and the personal aspects of memory" (Hasselblad Award). An absolute "must-have" title for Miyako Ishiuchi collectors. This is a copy of the Limited Slipcased Edition, indicated/numbered as such on the Front Limitation Page, and it is very prominently, neatly, and beautifully signed in black ink-pen by Miyako Ishiuchi. It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page. This title is now collectible, and a contemporary classic. As far as we know, this is one of only two copies of the Limited Edition still available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. Please note: It should NOT be confused with the regular trade edition, which was published simultaneously with it. Copies of Ishiuchi's books available online command thousands of dollars because of their rarity. This is surely an accessible and lovely alternative. A rare signed copy thus. Lavishly illustrated with doublespread tritone plates. Miyako Ishiuchi's "Mother's" was selected as one of the greatest photography books in "The Photobook". One of the greatest photographers of our time. A fine collectible copy. . $800.00

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