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Artimo/POC Editions

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Hardcover, 9 x 12.25 in. / 144 pgs / 108 color.

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Catalog: SPRING 2006 p. 80   

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ISBN 9782915409062 TRADE
List Price: $55.00 CDN $65.00

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Charles Fréger: Rikishi

Essays by Chihiro Minato and Didier Mouchel.

From the photographer who brought you wrestlers, now: sumo wrestlers. Charles Fr»ger has supersized his life's work with this large book of larger-format portraits of...substantially larger subjects. And perhaps a larger topic: Sumo wrestling, which dates from the Heian Period, some 1300 years ago, is not just physical combat but also a nexus of religion, history, leisure and athletics. While it has come far from its roots as an offering to the gods, and is known best in Japan as a professional sport, these amateurs display a reverence and a piercing gaze that marks them as preparing for a meditative struggle, a battle of wills and of eye contact as well as body contact. But first, the battle is to get big enough--some of the youngest wrestlers here have hundreds of pounds to go.
Charles Fréger: Rikishi