Item #6291 Japan’s Dream Age [signed]. Shigeichi Nagano.

Japan’s Dream Age [signed].

Tokyo: Asahi Sonorama, 1978. Text in Japanese and English. Cloth boards in dustjacket. 110 pp., with approximately 100 b/w photographic reproductions. 8 1⁄2 x 8 1⁄4 in. Previous owner’s inscription on front flypaper. Small spot on front fly paper; else near fine. Item #6291

Shigeichi Nagano was a renowned Japanese photographer. He began his career as a photojournalist for newspapers in Tokyo before becoming a freelancer in the 1950s. Nagano was particularly interested in documenting the emergence of the westernized ‘salaryman’ and how Japan’s explosive economic growth a generation after World War II created new identities, alienations, and cultures of consumption. Japan’s Dream Age collects photos taken from the mid-50s to 1970 and is regarded as Nagano’s masterpiece. No. 10 in the Asahi Sonorama series.

Five copies located in OCLC as of February 2022. Only one in North America.

Price: $500.00

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