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Daido Hysteric no.4, no.6, and no.8 [3 VOLS - MORIYAMA, Daido - 1997. [1275037]
Tokyo: Nobuhiko Kitamura / Hysteric Glamour, 1993-1997 - Daido Hysteric no.4 (Tokyo). Tokyo: Nobuhiko Kitamura / Hysteric Glamour, 1993. Square folio (364 × 314 mm), pp.[352]. Black-and-white photographs. 346 black-and-white photographs. Art direction by Osamu Wataya and Kimie Hata. Black-and-white photo-illustrated perfect bound wrappers, band on upper side printed blue, text in black; handling marks, light rubbing and wear, crease to front hinge. Publisher’s lightly worn shipping carton with Hysteric Glamour printed tape. A very good copy. [With:] Daido Hysteric no.6 (Tokyo). Tokyo: Nobuhiko Kitamura / Hysteric Glamour, (1994). Folio (364 × 314 mm), pp.[354]. 174 black-and-white photographs. Art direction by Osamu Wataya and Toshio Shiratani. Black-and-white photo-illustrated perfect bound wrappers, band on upper side printed purple, text in black; light wear to edges. Publisher’s lightly worn shipping carton marked by tape removal. Near-fine. [And:] Daido Hysteric no.8 (Osaka). Tokyo: Nobuhiko Kitamura / Hysteric Glamour, (1997). Folio (363 × 314 mm), pp.[408]. 373 black-and-white photographs. Art direction by Osamu Wataya, Toshio Shiratani and Kiyokazu Tanno. Printed perfect bound wrappers, red, text in white; light endemic wear to spine and edges, spine and page edges lightly sunned. Moriyama’s signature in black ink to title-page. Publisher’s lightly worn shipping carton with remnants of Hysteric Glamour printed tape. An excellent copy. First editions, no.4 and no.6 limited to 300 copies and 600 copies respectively, all with the often discarded shipping cartons, no.8 signed by Daido Moriyama. These three books, produced in collaboration with innovative fashion label Hysteric Glamour, signalled a new, less lyrical direction in Moriyama’s work. The first two contain photographs of Tokyo, while for the third Moriyama took photographs in Osaka, his hometown. The following conversation is between Osamu Wataya, art director of these three books; Hajime Sawatari, photographer; and Michitaka Ota, editor and president of Sokyu-sha. Ota: You know there’s not much left to say about Mr. Moriyama now, is there? Sawatari: Mmm, anyone who’s anyone has already talked and written about him so much. Ota: And yet none of them make any sense to me though! Sawatari: Yeah, that’s right. Even reading them carefully, I still can’t understand them. (Laughing) Ota: But you know, once you see his work . it all becomes very clear. Sawatari: Yeah, you either love it or hate it. Wataya: And there’s no particular reason why it’s good or bad. Sawatari: Yes, the good ones are good, others are very cool, and the rest are . different. So I think it’s enough to just say. “Mr. Moriyama is really cool.” Or not? (Laughing) Wataya: (Laughing) I agree.’ [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]
      [Bookseller: Oliver J. Wood]
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