Unique. Tall quarto. This original maquette, with dedication to Tatsumi Hijikata, of "Embrace" by Eikoh Hosoe with 84 silver gelatin prints on agfa gevaert lightweight proofing paper. The maquette follows the exact trajectory of the finished book. The first 11 pages of bibliographical information are painstakingly recorded in Hosoe's hand, and several loose signatures from the book are also included with ten pages that might have been preproduction examples of the book's extraordinary charcoal gravure printing; another six pages of the Japanese text from the book are loosely laid in, two of which are heavily amended in red pencil, presumably by Hosoe. A fascinating look into the design process of an exceptionally conceived photobook. One small nick to the edge of the front board, some signs of overall handling expected from a working model, overall, near fine with Japanese title and author information printed and pasted on the boards, additional ephemera near fine.
Provenance: Nathan Lyons
Price Upon Request
Eikon Hosoe | Maquette for Embrace | 1971 | Zucker Art Books
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