Michael Kenna: Hokkaido, Limited Edition [SIGNED]
KENNA, Michael, MORIYAMA, Daido
Price: 350.00 USD
Portland, Oregon: Nazraeli Press, 2006. First edition, first printing. Special limited edition of 250 copies hand-numbered copies signed in pencil on the title page by Kenna. Hardcover. Bound in thin maple wooden boards with title blind-stamped on fine, white, cloth-covered spine. Contained in a slipcase covered in silver-flecked black Japanese handmade paper (for the Limited Edition), with title on spine and tipped in plate. Photographs by Michael Kenna. Introduction by Daido Moriyama. Text in English and kanji, translated by John Junkerman. Designed by Hideyuki Taguchi and Chris Pichler. Project coordination by Maya Ishiwata. 104pp., with 84 plates reproduced 1:1 from original sepia-toned gelatin silver prints. Beautifully printed on fine, uncoated Japanese paper using special black inks. 12 7/8 x 11 3/4 inches. CONDITION: New in publisher's shrink-wrap (slit open for signature). Published to coincide with the 2006 exhibition "Michael Kenna: In Japan" at the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography. From the publisher: "When Michael Kenna's now-legendary book Japan was published in 2003, it was hailed as not only the most beautiful of the artist's numerous publications, but also one of the most powerful and successful photographic works on place that has ever been published. In this monograph, Hokkaido, Kenna has refined his clarity of vision to a whole new level. The Northern Japanese island of Hokkaido has abundant natural forests, clear lakes, and magnificent mountains. It is perhaps best known for its intense and brutal winters. Snow and ice make many parts of the island inaccessible and the local Sea of Okhotsk routinely freezes over. Kenna has been photographing throughout Hokkaido, in these extreme conditions, for the past several years." Signed by Author 1st Edition. New.