The Japanese Box.
Paris/Gottingen, Germany: Edition 7L/Steidl, 2001. Wraps. Limited Edition. Black wooden box containing 6 reproduced publications by noted photographers Daido Moriyama, Nobuyoshi Araki, Takuma Nakahira, Yutaka Takanashi, and Koji Taki. Three issues of Provoke Magazine as well as three individual catalogues. Black paper wrapper that enclosed books has tears from transport, two red rubber bands supple and intact, one printed with "The Japanese Box" in black. Housed in original shipping box. Fine.
This production of "The Japanese Box" was conceived of by printer Gerhard Steidl and fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld to celebrate the avant-garde of Japanese photography in the late 1960s and early 1970s. All of the work is in black and white. A vanguard of that movement was the publication of "Provoke" magazine by Takuma Nakahira in 1968 and represented by facsimiles of the first three issues.
English translations of the publications: "Provoke" No. 1, (1968); "Provoke" No. 2, (1969); "Provoke" No. 3, (1969); "For a Language to Come" (1970) by Takuma Nakahira; "Sentimental Journey" (1971) by Nobuyoshi Araki; and "A Farewell to Photography" (1972)by Daido Moriyama.
Produced in an edition of 1500 copies, this is copy #644.