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Araki (Taschen 25th Anniversary Series) [Hardcover]

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Portrays Japanese photographer Araki, a man who talks about life through photographs. This title features photographs which tell the story of Araki.

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TASCHEN's 25th anniversary - Special edition! Special budget abridged edition! "This book reveals everything about me. It's been a 60-year contract. Photography is love and death-that'll be my epitaph." -Araki The subject is Japanese photographer Araki, a man who talks about life through photographs. His powerful oeuvre, decades' worth of images, has been pared down to 540 pages of photographs which tell the story of Araki and comprise the ultimate retrospective collection of his work. Known best for his intimate, snapshot-style images of women often tied up with ropes (kinbaku, Japanese rope-tying art) and of colorful, sensual flowers, Araki is an artist who reacts strongly to his emotions and uses photography to experience them more fully. Obsessed with women, Araki seeks to come closer to them through photography, using ropes like an embrace and the click of the shutter like a kiss. His work is at once shocking and mysteriously tender; a deeply personal artist, Araki is not afraid of his emotions nor of showing them to the world. This large-format special budget edition includes most of the picture material from the original 2000 ? limited edition, for only 49,99 ?! Interviews by J?r?me Sans Extensive bibliography and biography section

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Item Specifications...

Pages   557
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 2.75" Width: 8.5" Height: 12"
Weight:   8.9 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Apr 1, 2007
Publisher   Taschen
ISBN  3822838233  
ISBN13  9783822838235  

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Reviews - What do customers think about Araki (Taschen 25th Anniversary Series)?

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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