The Banquet by Nobuyoshi Araki. This is a facsimile copy of the original book from 2012 in new condition. All pages clean, no markings. This is a brand new book. Dust jacket in removable protective sleeve. Please see pictures. PayPal accepted, any questions get in touch.
About the facsimile copy of The Banquet
As the fifteenth installment of their ‘Books on Books Project’, New York-based publisher Errata Editions re-released Nobuyoshi Araki's photobook ‘The Banquet’ (originally published by Magazine House in 1993). 'The Banquet' collects photos of the meals that Araki’s wife Yoko made during her last month alive. This book consists of precise reproductions of the cover and all pages from the original photobook, as well as new essays written by Ivan Vartanian and Jeffrey Ladd.
About The Banquet
So, this book documents the food that Araki and his wife ate together in the months before her death, and it is divided into color and black-and-white sections. "The effect of each section is therefore quite different-the color is lucid, clinical, slightly repellent, the monochrome softer, more diffuse, the food less easily identified. The obvious metaphor is to suggest that the color was leaving Araki's world, but his intentions are not quite so simple. The retreat from color is a retreat from realism to romanticism. Where what were clearly images of food now become images of matter, like micro-photography, echoing the viral landscapes of the cancer that was destroying his wife."