Last Summer

by Nobuyoshi araki




Last Summer by Nobuyoshi Araki. First Japanese edition (2005) and impression paperback with cloth spine in fine condition. Signed and inscribed 'Amanda' with drawing by Araki to end page. No markings. Please see pictures. PayPal accepted, any questions please get in touch.

About Last Summer

Last Summer is about an act of addition (future). It has a certain sense of resignation about it. The red you see in Last Summer is red of blood. And the blood must be shed. I’d say [Last Summer] surpasses Mizoguchi’s Ugetsu Monogatari.

About Nobuyoshi Araki from Ocula

Nobuyoshi Araki is one of the most well-known figures of Japanese photography. His provocative output depicts both banal and deeply intimate subjects ranging from flowers and Tokyo street scenes to women's bodies, kinbaku-bi bondage, and his own biographical accounts. Araki's irreverence and preoccupation with sexually explicit content have frequently ignited controversy, yet he remains a celebrity in his native Japan, having published over 500 photobooks. Araki was born in Tokyo in 1940 and graduated from Chiba University in 1963 with a major in photography and film. He entered the field as a commercial photographer for the advertising firm Dentsu, pursuing his own artistic interests in his spare time.

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