Ryu U Se Ki — Hysteric No. 10
Tokyo: Hysteric Glamour, 1999. Offset on large, glossy stock. In illustrated wraps. Unpaginated (384pp). 14 3/8 x 12 3/8 in. First edition. Very good; light discoloration on edges of wraps. Item #6582
Nobuyoshi Araki’s monograph of rich black and white photography of Tokyo’s Shinjuku district. Araki’s photographs combine a reserved formal sensibility with the documentary impulse. All shot in daylight, the photographs describe a city at work. An edition gorgeously designed by Osamu Wataya, Toshio Shiratani, and Takayuki Ishii, and published by fashion designer Nobuhiko Kitamura’s label Hysteric Glamour.
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