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Tomatsu, Shomei and Domon, Ken); Yukawa, Hideki (Preface); Maruki, Iri and Maruki, Toshiko (Painting)
document 1961, hiroshima-nagasaki
Japan: The Japan Council against A & H Bombs, 1961. Hardcover. Very good. Tomatsu, Shomei and Domon, Ken. Square quarto size, [140] pp. The bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki by the United States have led to numerous examinations of the war, violence, and death surrounding the attacks. "document 1961" is a collection of haunting photographs by two brilliant and acclaimed Japanese photographers, Shomei Tomatsu (1930-2012) and Ken Domon (1909-1990). The photographs capture the rawness and vulnerability of the people and landscape after the bombings, with images that are often dark and up-close to their subjects. The work of Tomatsu and Domon is separated by a three-page fold-out painting, printed in purple, by husband and wife Iri and Toshiko Maruki; the paintings show several panels of bodies, distorted and indistinguishable, matching the gritty tone of the photographs. ___DESCRIPTION: Full white cloth with grey spiral designs on the front and rear boards, grey lettering on the spine, endpapers with black-and-white photographs, title page in brown, black-and-white photographs by Shomei Tomatsu and Ken Domon throughout, including one three-page fold-out monochrome painting in purple by Iri Maruki and Toshiko Maruki; square quarto size (11" by 11"), 140 unnumbered pages. ___CONDITION: Volume is very good, with a strong, square text block, the interior is clean and bright, and entirely free of prior owner markings; cloth boards have overall light soiling, very light rubbing to the head and tail of the spine, corners are gently bumped, and there is one small crease to a … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Swan's Fine Books, ABAA, ILAB, IOBA [Walnut Creek, CA, U.S.A.]

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