Ian Jeffrey, Akiko Miki, Barbican Art Gallery con Nobuyoshi Araki; Self Life Death
Edited by Akiko Miki, Yoshiko Isshiki and Tomoko Sato. With 47 colour photographs, 191 black and white ,photographs. Abridged edition . 4to pp. 196 Rilegato, sovracoperta (hard cover, dust jacket) Nuovo (New) This new abridged edition of Phaidon's major monograph provides a comprehensive overview of Araki's highly prolific career spanning forty-eight years. ,Through his innovative approach to photography, and rich visual vocabulary drawn from the erotic ukiyo-e prints of Edo period (1600-1868) as well as the glossy imagery of our new commercial culture, Araki has become an important and influential figure in the contemporary art world. Reflecting Araki's photographic principle of "I-photography", the book is divided into three sections that follow the main recurring themes in his work: Self, Life and Death and provides an insightful introduction to the major works of this influential photographer.
"The work of Nobuyoshi Araki is virtually impossible to sum up in a few words. But here goes... Gritty reportage, rope bondage, dead cats, naked women, naked women drinking coke, and the occasional naked woman covered in small lizards. Phew!... If nothing else, Nobuyoshi Araki: Self, Life, Death is guaranteeed to cause heated debate!"―Practial Photography
Akiko Miki is a curator at the Palais de Tokyo, Paris and contributor to art magazines including Bijutsu Techo, Studio Voice, Tema Celeste and Exit Express.
Yoshiko Isshiki has been working with Araki for over 10 years and has been closely involved in all exhibitions of Araki's work in Europe.
Tomoko Sato is a curator at the Mucha Foundation, Prague, having previously worked as a curator at the Barbican Art Gallery, London. She has organized a wide range of exhibitions and has edited and published a number of books and catalogues, including Japan and Britain: An Aesthetic Dialogue 1850–1930 (1991).