Bye Bye Photography (Farewell Photography)
Daido Moriyama, Takuma Nakahira
Edition : First / Tokyo / Shashin Hyoronsha / 1972 / Softcover. / VG+ / VG+
Small 4to, Unpaginated (ca 312pp). Printed wraps with dustwrap. Numerous Black & White plates. Text in Japanese. Some light foxing to covers and endpapers.
One of the definitive books of the 20th century. “Inspired by William Klein’s blurred photos of New York street life, Andy Warhol’s silk-screened productions and Jack Kerouac’s free-spirited travel writing, Moriyama developed a new and radical approach to producing images. These broken, rough and blurred black and white photographs paved the way for what would become his future trademark style. No prints or negatives exist for the material presented.” A groundbreaking classic, still as poignant as when it was first produced.