ARAKI, Nobuyoshi. Skyscapes. (Zurich): (Codax Publisher), (1999). SIGNED AND WITH A POLAROID

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ARAKI, Nobuyoshi.
(Zurich): (Codax Publisher), (1999).

4to (339 × 240 mm.), pp.96. 43 black-and-white photographs, text by Akihito Yasumi in German and English. Black endpapers. Black cloth-covered boards, spine and upper board lettered in blind. Black-and-white photo-illustrated dust-jacket, silver, text in yellow and black. Signed by Araki in black ink to title page. With an original colour polarid photograph, signed by Araki in black ink to recto and verso. Fine.

First edition signed copy with a signed polaroid. Following the death of his wife Yoko, who had been the subject of so much of his work, as an expression of his loneliness Araki devoted his time to taking photographs of the sky. Akihito Yasumi's essay takes its title from John Lennon's Imagine - 'No hell below us, above us only sky'.

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