Araki by Araki

Araki by Araki : The Photographer's Personal Selection

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A collection of the Japanese erotic photographer Araki's life work. While his reputation is founded on his interest in the overtly sexual, this portfolio shows how varied his work can be, comprising pictures of objects, daily life, night life, cityscape, landscape, and his wife as she lay dying. This is a collection of the Japanese erotic photographer Araki's life work: all the hundreds of colour and duotone photos included were personally selected by Araki himself. While his reputation is founded on his interest in the overtly sexual, this portfolio demonstrates how

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Product details

  • Paperback | 400 pages
  • 218.4 x 281.9 x 33mm | 1,814.39g
  • Kodansha America, Inc
  • Kodansha International Ltd
  • Tokyo, Japan
  • English, Japanese
  • colour illustrations
  • 4770029381
  • 9784770029386
  • 557,129

Review quote

"This book offers an opportunity to witness the evolution of Araki's work as understood by the artist himself." -THE Magazine."..An unflinching leer into urban Japan's unique sexual underworld." -Nerve.com"He possesses the almost magical ability to transform the most mundane details into objects of fascination, to impregnate them with a raw sexual energy.... This mischievous photographer provokes viewers with images of the female form that are often oddly sensuous and objective at the same time, both erotica and cerebral. Ultimately, Araki presents us with a puzzle: the naked human psyche itself." -The Japan Times

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About Nobuyoshi Araki

Born in Minowa, Tokyo, in 1940, NOBUYOSHI ARAKI is known worldwide as a photographer of genius. Reviewing his work of the last forty years while choosing the pictures for this book, he came to the conclusion that "photomaniac" would be a more accurate description. Araki continues to live in Tokyo and take photographs obsessively.

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