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Araki by Araki [Hardcover]

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"I was no sooner out of my mother's womb, than I turned around and photographed her sex!"

The subject of the first volume in our new TASCHEN Limited series is Japanese photographer Nobuyoshi Araki, a man who talks about life through photographs. Araki's powerful oeuvre, decade's worth of images, has been pared down to 1,000 photographs to comprise the ultimate retrospective collection of his work. This volume, titled Araki, is an enormous and highly unique book with a print run of only 2,500 signed and numbered copies worldwide.

Known equally for his intimate images of women, often bound in kinbaku, the Japanese art of rope-tying, and for images of brilliant, sensual flowers, Araki is an intensely emotional artist who uses photography to experience these passionate feelings more fully. Obsessed with women, Araki seeks to come closer to them through his work, using ropes like an embrace, and the click of the shutter like a kiss, creating provocative images at once shocking and mysteriously tender. He said of this collaboration with TASCHEN: "This book will expose everything of myself. It is a testament which reads: photography is love and death."

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Item Specifications...

Pages   600
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 48" Width: 18.75" Height: 7"
Weight:   40.7 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Feb 1, 2002
Publisher   Taschen
ISBN  3822812927  
ISBN13  9783822812921  

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A good mix from his work  Jun 11, 2008
This book is heavy, thick, very well printed and in a beautifull box...
The content is basically what I was looking for: a little bit from all his work, in high quality prints.
So, i't's nice if you are looking for "ONE" book about Araki's work.
The bad part is that the order of the pics is nosense, I thinks this is because Araki thinks that the "time" and moment where the pic was done is irelevant.
araki style  Nov 5, 2007
if you like japanese bondage and dirty old man type of stuff this book is for you. I can't really comment on this book because it's just not my thing. i see what dude is going for but i wasn't that interested. tying girls up, trying to make fruit and flowers look like genitalia. not real fun for me. but that's what he's known for. he does it here. if you're a fan im sure you'll like it if not, you could easily pass on this book
Tastefully Done Erotica or Pornography  Jun 26, 2007
Araki, currently Japan's most notarized and sought photographer, blurs the line between obscenity and art. However there is no denying that ALL of his works are photographed with the precision and skill that can challenge even the works of Robert Mapplethorp.

This particular book, assembled by Taschen, is perfectly executed. All facets of Araki's work are prominently displayed. The cityscapes flow with the eye's movement, the images of flowers are so sharp your nose will be fooled, the nudes capture the models' spirit, and most importantly works from Araki's first book "Sentimental Journey" and "Winter Journey" (images of his marriage, honeymoon & death of his wife) are contained within and elicit emotion like no other.

I highly recommend this publication for anyone who has a serious interest in Erotica, art and/or photography. Again these images are not for the faint of heart: fornication, S & M, prostitution, deprivation, are just to name a few of the subjects!


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