It Was Once a Paradise

By: Araki, Nobuyoshi

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Book Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Minor sticker adhesive on rear jacket panel. 2012 Large Hardcover. A collection of work by the Japanese photographer known for blending eroticism, bondage/shibari, and fine art. Arguably Japans greatest living photographer and the author of over 425 books to date, Nobuyoshi Araki (born 1940) is internationally known for his erotic images of tied-up, beautiful nude women. It Was Once a Paradise presents Arakis most recent photographic series, 40 diptychs that offer a meditation on sex and grief. Each diptych couples a new color photograph of a semi-nude woman in bondage with a black-and-white still life from his personal diary, a somber image taken on his Tokyo balcony: the site of his former private paradise haunted by his deceased wife Yoko and his cat Chiro. Nostalgic ruins contrast with erotic hope, forming a contrast that is echoed in the packaging of the book, which has been designed to be read in either direction, and comes with a dust jackets and bellyband.

Title: It Was Once a Paradise

Author: Araki, Nobuyoshi

Categories: Art, Modern First Editions, Sexuality, Modern,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Amsterdam, Reflex Editions: 2012

ISBN Number: 9071848124

ISBN Number 13: 9789071848124

Binding: Large Hardcover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Seller ID: 2307575

Keywords: PHOTOGRAPHY JAPAN JAPANESE ASIAN EROTIC ART BONDAGE SHIBARI ROPE SEXUALITY SOCIOLOGY NOBUYOSHI ARAKI,