Skinny Dr. Crime (The Cabinet of Dr. Kaligari)

Shuji Terayama, Kishin Shinoyama, Tadanori Yokoo


Edition : First / Tokyo / Kadokawa Shoten / 1970 / Hardcover. / VG+ / VG+
Square 8vo, Unpaginated (ca 120pp). Printed wraps in slipcase. Black & White plates.

Experimental ‘paper theatre’ book from Terayama. The principles behind Terayama’s paper theatre were that a book or object can embody the narrative and spirit of a play rather than simply portray it, through text, photograph, drawing and collage. This is one of his more difficult works in the genre to find, and is made in collaboration with Tadanori Yokoo and Shinoyama, who comtribute design/illustration/art direction and photography. Loosely based on Weine’s expressionist work of the same name.

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