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.