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Moriyama, Daido. DAIDO MORIYAMA: HAWAII. Tucson, AZ: Nazraeli Press, 2007. Softcover. First Edition/First Printing. 400 pages. As New/As New.

Artist Book. One of the most beautiful photography books of our time. Limited Edition of 500 numbered and signed copies. The first and only edition. Published in a small and limited print run as a softcover original only that was not reissued once all of the copies were sold. The Limited Edition is now scarce. An austerely elegant production by Daido Moriyama and Chris Pichler: Oversize-volume format. The book weighs 3 pounds. Pictorial softcovers with black titles on cover and spine, as issued. Photographs by Daido Moriyama. There is no text. Printed on pristine-white, thick coated stock paper in Tokyo, Japan to the highest standards. In matching pictorial DJ with black titles on the cover and spine, as issued. Presents Daido Moriyama's "Hawaii". Page after page, all of them "bleed", of the photographer's images of the fabled island, taken between 2004 and January, 2007. "I am going to Hawaii to photograph. I'm so excited, and a little anxious. I've never been there before. The idea of Hawaii has been stuck in my mind for many, many years, just as the idea of a place. I try to imagine what it is like, and I have a certain image of it, a nostalgic place, a place where time has stopped. Hawaii has shaken up a lot of memories, such as the memory of a wave, the memory of a forest, the memory of a rainbow, the memory of stars, and the memory of darkness. When I get there, I'll probably find out it is nothing like that" (Daido Moriyama). What he found and captured on film is in this beautiful book, and is nothing like any other photography book on Hawaii. Its achievement is on the same level as his "NY-'71", and is worthy of what Janet Frame, the greatest New Zealand writer of the 20th century, once said: Every great island is an "is"-land rather than an "I"-land. An absolute "must-have" title for Daido Moriyama collectors. This copy is one of the Limited Edition of 500 numbered and signed copies, indicated/numbered as such on the Front Limitation Page. It is very prominently and beautifully numbered and signed in black pen-marker by Daido Moriyama. It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page. This title is a great photography book. This is one of few copies of the Limited Edition still available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. A rare signed copy thus. 270 duotone 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 fine collectible copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER DAIDO MORIYAMA TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 1590052110. $150.00

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