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PUBLISHER
Reflex Editions Amsterdam

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

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D.A.P. Exclusive
Catalog: FALL 2012 p. 91   

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ISBN 9789071848124 TRADE
List Price: $110.00 CDN $130.00

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Nobuyoshi Araki: It Was Once a Paradise

Text by Marcel Feil, Robbert Roos.

Nobuyoshi Araki: It Was Once a ParadiseArguably 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.

Featured image is reproduced from Nobuyoshi Araki: It Was Once a Paradise.

PRAISE AND REVIEWS

Conscientious Photography Magazine

Joerg Colberg

There are quite a few extremely beautiful images in this book, and some of the pairings are amazingly smart. On top of that, It Was Once A Paradise is an incredibly lush production, a beautiful object on its own.

Nobuyoshi Araki: It Was Once a Paradise

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