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Nobuyoshi Araki

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Fuyumi Namioka: I think you, Mr. Araki, have been obsessed with reality and fiction. And hereís my question: what is reality to you?
Nobuyoshi Araki: I have no idea! Reality to me is such things as enjoying this drink right now. But to be honest, I really have no idea. I just think anything, really. I only press the shutter. But I am sure that I feel something, because the movement of my finger is triggered by something.
Fuyumi Namioka in conversation with Nobuyoshi Araki, excerpted from Araki: Love and Death.

       

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Nobuyoshi Araki: It Was Once a Paradise

REFLEX EDITIONS
Text by Marcel Feil, Robbert Roos.

Hbk, 9.75 x 13.75 in. / 100 pgs / 41 color / 46 tritone/ Ltd Ed of 750 copies. | 8/31/2012 | In stock
ISBN 9789071848124 | $110.00


Nobuyoshi Araki: The Banquet

ERRATA EDITIONS
Text by Ivan Vartanian, Nobuyoshi Araki, Jeffrey Ladd.

Clth, 7 x 9.5 in. / 136 pgs / 40 color / 45 bw. | 10/31/2012 | In stock
ISBN 9781935004295 | $39.95


Araki: Love and Death

SILVANA EDITORIALE
Edited by Francesca Bernasconi, Fuyumi Namioka. Text by Marco Franciolli, Fuyumi Namioka, Guido Comis.

Pbk, 10 x 11 in. / 400 pgs / 745 color and bw. | 3/31/2011 | Awaiting stock
ISBN 9788836617371 | $65.00


Nobuyoshi Araki: Shino

GRAPHIC-SHA PUBLISHING CO., LTD.
Text by Nobuyoshi Araki.

Hardcover, 10.5 x 8.75 in. / 96 pgs / 38 color / 36 bw. | 6/2/2002 | Awaiting stock
ISBN 9784766111934 | $29.95


        

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Araki: Polaeroid

OKTAGON
Edited by Hans Ulrich Obrist. Text by Nobuyoshi Araki.

Paperback, 3.5 x 4.5 in. / 144 pgs / 136 color | 9/2/1998 | Not available
ISBN 9783896110381 | $45.00


Araki: Tokyo Comedy

KORINSHA PRESS
Photographs by Toshihara Ito. Text by Nobuyoshi Araki, Elfriede Jelinek.

Paperback, 8.25 x 11.75 in. / 272 pgs / 250 duotone | 11/2/1997 | Not available
ISBN 9784771302501 | $32.00


Nobuyoshi Araki

KORINSHA PRESS
Photographs by Toshihara Ito. Text by Nobuyoshi Araki.

Hardcover, 8.75 x 8.5 in. / 96 pgs / 40 color / 120 duotone | 5/2/1998 | Not available
ISBN 9784771328327 | $29.95


Araki: Tokyo Novelle

CANTZ
Contributions by Gijs van Tuyl. Text by Nobuyoshi Araki.

Paperback, 7.75 x 9.75 in. / 160 pgs / 138 bw | 2/2/1997 | Not available
ISBN 9783893228539 | $35.00


Nobuyoshi Araki: It Was Once a ParadiseNobuyoshi Araki: It Was Once a Paradise

Published by Reflex Editions.
Text by Marcel Feil, Robbert Roos.

Arguably Japanís greatest living photographer and the author of over 425 books to date, Nobuyoshi Araki (born 1940) is internationally known for his erotic images of tied-up, beautiful nude women. It Was Once a Paradise presents Arakiís most recent photographic series, 40 diptychs that offer a meditation on sex and grief. Each diptych couples a new color photograph of a semi-nude woman in bondage with a black-and-white still life from his personal diary, a somber image taken on his Tokyo balcony: the site of his former private paradise haunted by his deceased wife Yoko and his cat Chiro. Nostalgic ruins contrast with erotic hope, forming a contrast that is echoed in the packaging of the book, which has been designed to be read in either direction, and comes with a choice of two different dust jackets.

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Hardcover, 9.75 x 13.75 in. / 100 pgs / 41 color / 46 tritone/ Ltd Ed of 750 copies.

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Nobuyoshi Araki: The BanquetNobuyoshi Araki: The Banquet

Books on Books No. 15

Published by Errata Editions.
Text by Ivan Vartanian, Nobuyoshi Araki, Jeffrey Ladd.

First published in Japan in 1993, Nobuyoshi Arakiís The Banquet (Shokuji) offers a moving tribute to the photographerís late wife, Yoko, through a photo-diary of the food they shared together in the last months of her life. The book is composed of three related sections: commercial color photographs of meals shot by Araki from 1985 onwards, using a ring flash and a macro lens; a (written) food diary; and black-and-white photographs taken at home, using only available light, a series Araki began after doctors told his wife she had only a month to live. As Martin Parr and Gerry Badger observe, ďThe obvious metaphor is to suggest that the color was leaving Arakiís world, but his intentions are not quite so simple. The retreat from color is a retreat from realism to romanticism....Ē This deeply personal diary of loss is here reprinted in its entirety along with an essay by Ivan Vartanian.Errata Editions' Books on Books series is an ongoing publishing project dedicated to making rare and out-of-print photography books accessible to students and photobook enthusiasts. These are not reprints or facsimiles but complete studies of the original books. Each volume in the series presents the entire content, page for page, of an original master bookwork which, up until now, has been too rare or expensive for most to experience. Through a mix of classic and contemporary titles, this series spans the breadth of photographic practice as it has appeared on the printed page and allows further study of the creation and meanings of these great works of art. Each volume in the series contains illustrations of every page in the original photobook, a new essay by an established writer on photography, production notes about the creation of the original edition and biographical and bibliographical information about each artist.

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Clth, 7 x 9.5 in. / 136 pgs / 40 color / 45 bw.

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Araki: Love and DeathAraki: Love and Death

Published by Silvana Editoriale.
Edited by Francesca Bernasconi, Fuyumi Namioka. Text by Marco Franciolli, Fuyumi Namioka, Guido Comis.

Japan's most famous photographer, and one of photography's most prolific bookmakers, Nobuyoshi Araki is notorious for his erotic photographs of women in bondage. Japanese bondage, which differs from western bondage in its orchestration of knots and binding to arouse specific points upon the body, offers visual as well as erotic rewards that Araki has scrutinized with great zeal. Araki is able to bestow eroticism upon all manner of natural imagery, but is also celebrated for series such as Sentimental Journey and Winter Journey, which record his marriage and the death of his wife. Driven by an attraction to the uncensored facts of Eros and Thanatos, Araki has always made humanity the center of his concerns; but at several junctures in his career, the authorities have evinced indifference to such motives, removing his work from sale and arresting curators for exhibiting his work. Nonetheless, the craft of Araki's photography is not in doubt, and in recent years, his work has expanded to accommodate broader aspirations, inflected by age: "When I photograph unhappiness I only capture unhappiness," he told Nan Goldin in an interview, "but when I photograph happiness, life, death and everything else comes through." With over 300 photographs, this monumental survey provides a careful selection from his most important photographic cycles, from Satchin and Sentimental Journey to Winter Journey, Cityscapes Polart, Sensual Flowers, Bondage and others, to his most recent works.
Born in Tokyo in 1940, Nobuyoshi Araki worked at an advertising agency in the 1960s, where he met his future wife, Yoko Araki, the subject of his now classic volume Sentimental Journey. Her last days were recorded in a 1990 volume called Winter Journey. At the age of 70 his prolificness remains undimmed: "It is my past and the lust for life that is pushing me to take pictures now."

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SILVANA EDITORIALE

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Paperback, 10 x 11 in. / 400 pgs / 745 color and bw.

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PUB DATE 3/31/2011
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Nobuyoshi Araki: ShinoNobuyoshi Araki: Shino

Published by Graphic-Sha Publishing Co., Ltd..
Text by Nobuyoshi Araki.

Nobuyoshi Araki is an internationally acclaimed photographer whose erotically charged work has put him at the forefront of contemporary Japanese photography. This volume is dedicated to images of Araki's favorite model, Shino, and presents her in Araki's classic style. She appears clothed and unclothed, bound by ropes, in the bath, indoors and out, all with his signature cinematic touch. Featuring over 70 images in both color and black and white, Shino is sure to appeal to Araki's legion of fans.

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GRAPHIC-SHA PUBLISHING CO., LTD.

BOOK FORMAT
Hardcover, 10.5 x 8.75 in. / 96 pgs / 38 color / 36 bw.

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PUB DATE 6/2/2002
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Araki: Polaeroid

Published by Oktagon.
Edited by Hans Ulrich Obrist. Text by Nobuyoshi Araki.

PUBLISHER
OKTAGON

BOOK FORMAT
Paperback, 3.5 x 4.5 in. / 144 pgs / 136 color

PUBLISHING STATUS
PUB DATE 9/2/1998
Out of print

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CATALOG: FALL 1998

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STATUS: Out of print | 10/22/2002

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Araki: Tokyo ComedyAraki: Tokyo Comedy

Published by Korinsha Press.
Photographs by Toshihara Ito. Text by Nobuyoshi Araki, Elfriede Jelinek.

PUBLISHER
KORINSHA PRESS

BOOK FORMAT
Paperback, 8.25 x 11.75 in. / 272 pgs / 250 duotone

PUBLISHING STATUS
PUB DATE 11/2/1997
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Nobuyoshi ArakiNobuyoshi Araki

Published by Korinsha Press.
Photographs by Toshihara Ito. Text by Nobuyoshi Araki.

Although only recently recognized by American and European audiences, the Japanese photographer Nobuyoshi Araki is a cult figure in his birthplace. His predominantly black-and-white images always revolve around Tokyo, the preferred stage for his photography, which explores life 'in the shadow of death'. In addition to his trademark nudes, Tokyo Nouvelle is a kaleidoscope of images that capture the spirit of Tokyo through still lifes, architecture, and everyday objects.

PUBLISHER
KORINSHA PRESS

BOOK FORMAT
Hardcover, 8.75 x 8.5 in. / 96 pgs / 40 color / 120 duotone

PUBLISHING STATUS
PUB DATE 5/2/1998
Out of print

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Araki: Tokyo Novelle

Published by Cantz.
Contributions by Gijs van Tuyl. Text by Nobuyoshi Araki.

PUBLISHER
CANTZ

BOOK FORMAT
Paperback, 7.75 x 9.75 in. / 160 pgs / 138 bw

PUBLISHING STATUS
PUB DATE 2/2/1997
Out of print

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CATALOG: SPRING 1997

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STATUS: Out of print | 10/23/2003

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