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    Nobuyoshi Araki: Self, Life, Death (Hardback) By (author) Ian Jeffrey, By (author) Barbican Art Gallery, By (author) Akiko Miki, Edited by Tomoko Sato, By (photographer) Nobuyoshi Araki

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    DescriptionA specially-bound, limited numbered edition of 3,000 copies Each copy individually numbered Includes foil-blocked, tipped in, textured pagesTexts throughout printed on different sized, pre-dyed, various coloured stock Bound in special fabric and presented in a slipcase Nobuyoshi Araki is arguably Japan's greatest living photographer, and certainly its most controversial. The more than 300 books he has published over the last four decades attest to his inexhaustible creative energy, while his work, which often challenges social taboos surrounding sex and death, has drawn critical attention both at home and abroad. This major publication provides the most comprehensive overview yet of Araki's highly prolific forty-year career. Araki's key series of works are included alongside many new and previously unpublished photographs.

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    Nobuyoshi Araki
    Self, Life, Death
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Ian Jeffrey, By (author) Barbican Art Gallery, By (author) Akiko Miki, Edited by Tomoko Sato, By (photographer) Nobuyoshi Araki
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 720
    Width: 226 mm
    Height: 298 mm
    Thickness: 68 mm
    Weight: 3,420 g
    ISBN 13: 9780714845760
    ISBN 10: 0714845760

    B&T Book Type: NF
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    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.4
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    BISAC V2.8: PHO014000, PHO010000
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    LC classification: TR647 .A693 2005
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    Special edition
    Edition statement
    Limited edition
    Illustrations note
    1000 illustrations, (800 colour )
    Phaidon Press Ltd
    Imprint name
    Phaidon Press Ltd
    Publication date
    01 February 2006
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Akiko Miki is a curator at the Palais de Tokyo, Paris and contributor to art magazines such as Bijutsu Techo, Studio Voice, Tema Celeste and Exit Express. Yoshiko Isshiki has been working with Araki for over 10 years and has been closely involved in all exhibitions of Araki's work in Europe. Tomoko Sato is a curator at the Barbican Art Gallery, London, where she has organized and curated a wide range of exhibitions. She has edited and published a number of books and catalogues. Kotaro Iizawa is a photography critic and writer. He is the author of many books on Japanese photography, including Araki!: The Legacy of a Prodigy (1994). He was also the founder of Deja-vu magazine (1990). Ian Jeffrey is a photography writer, lecturer and curator. His books include Magnum Landscape (1997) and Shomei Tomatsu (2001), also published by Phaidon. Hans Ulrich Obrist is a curator (at Musee d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris), writer, editor and interviewer. Yuko Tanaka is Professor at Hosei University, Tokyo, and has written extensively on Japanese literature and culture during the Edo period (1600-1868). Jonathan Watkins is Director of the Ikon Gallery, Birmingham. He was the Artistic Director of the 11th Sydney Biennale (1998) and has curated many exhibitions, including 'Nobuyoshi Araki: Tokyo Still Life' (2001).
    Review quote
    'The work of Nobuyoshi Araki is virtually impossible to sum up in a few words. But here goes ... gritty reportage, rope bondage, dead cats, naked women, naked women drinking coke, and the occasional naked woman covered in small lizards. Phew! ... If nothing else, Nobuyoshi Araki: Self, Life, Death is guaranteeed to cause heated debate!' (Practial Photography)
    Table of contents
    * 1,200 reproductions * essays by Ian Jeffrey, Akiko Miko, Yuko Tanaka and Jonathan Watkins * interview by Hans-Ulrich Obrist * a complete, illustrated, annotated bibliography of Araki's 200 plus books by Kohtaro Iizawa * anthology of Araki's writings edited by Tomoko Sato and translated into English for the first time * a chronology of Araki's life illustrated with personal pictures