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Setting Sun: Writings by Japanese Photographers 
 
  
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Hardcover 
224 pages 
Aperture 
Published 2005 
  
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The recent rise in the West of Japanese photography makes Setting Sun a crucial document. The first anthology of its kind to appear in English, this book collects key texts written from the 1950s to the present by the country's most celebrated and controversial photographers, and illuminates a set of ideas, rules, and aesthetics that are specific to Japanese culture, but often little known elsewhere. Contributors include Takuma Nakahira and Daido Moriyama, in whose landmark late-60s magazine Provoke a radically new direction in Japanese photography was set; Nobuyoshi Araki, the provocative and prolific chronicler of bound girls (among other subjects); and Eikoh Hosoe, whose collaborations with the Butoh dance master Hijikata and the novelist Mishima made him prominent as an intellectual figure as well as a photographer. In addition, there are selections from modern masters such as Masahisa Fukase, Takashi Homma, Takuma Nakahira, and Hiroshi Sugimoto. Each chapter in the book is devoted to a central theme that is particular to Japanese photography, such as the role of nostalgia in a culture that has often sought to jettison its past amid the shadows of a war lost. The writings vary in form from diary entry to scholarly treatise, but all reflect a clear connection between word and image, one so essential that no comprehensive consideration of Japanese photography can be complete without it. Edited by Ivan Vartanian, Akihiro Hatanaka and Yutaka Kanbayashi. Hardcover, 5.5 x 8.5 in./224 pgs / 20 duotones.
 
  
 
  

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Daido Moriyama: t-82 
  
Daido Moriyama (Photographer)
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Setting Sun: Writings by Japanese Photographers 
  
Akihiro Hatanaka (Editor); Yutaka Kanbayashi (Editor); & Ivan Vartanian (Editor)
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Black Sun: The Eyes of Four, Roots and Innovation in Japanese Photography 
  
Mark Holborn; Eikoh Hosoe (Photographer); Shomei Tomatsu (Photographer); & Daido Moriyama (Photographer)
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Shinjuku 19XX-20XX 
  
Daido Moriyama (Photographer)
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Daido Moriyama: Remix 
  
Daido Moriyama (Photographer); & Patrick Remy (Essay)
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Daido Moriyama 
  
Kazuo Nishii
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Daido Moriyama: Stray Dog 
  
Sandra S. Phillips; Daido Moriyama (Photographer); & Alexandra Munroe
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Daido Moriyama: 1971/NY 
  
Andrew Roth (Editor); & Neville Wakefield
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