Ravens - Masahisa Fukase

Masahisa Fukase, 2017
hardcover in slip case
Ravens - Masahisa Fukase
Publisher: MACK
Dimensions: 263 x 263 mm
Pages: 146
ISBN-13: 978-1-910164-83-9
€ 75.47

Consistently proclaimed as one of the most important photobooks in the history of the medium, Ravens by Japanese photographer Masahisa Fukase was first published in 1986 and the two subsequent editions were both short print runs that sold out immediately. This new edition edition contains a new text by Tomo Kosuga positioning the body of work in Fukase’s work and life, illustrated with numerous recently discovered photographs and drawings. Fukase’s haunting series of work was made between 1975 and 1986 in the aftermath of a divorce and was apparently triggered by a mournful train journey to his hometown. The coastal landscapes of Hokkaido serve as the backdrop for his profoundly dark and impressionistic photographs of ominous flocks of crows. The work has been interpreted as an ominous allegory for postwar Japan.

Blind embossed clothbound hardback in a silkscreen printed carton slipcase.
Original afterword by Akira Hasegawa [1986] and a new text by Tomo Kosuga [both bilingual].

 

stock number: NB179

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