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Tenmaku no machi [A Town of Tents] - Mind Games.

SUZUKI Kiyoshi (1982.)

£1000.00  [First Edition]

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First edition. Numerous photographic plates. Japanese text. Oblong 8vo. Original flexible boards in dustwrapper. Decorated endpapers. Folding colour plate loosely inserted. A close to fine copy. Unpaginated. Yokohama, Yugensha [Privately Printed],

Suzuki Kiyoshi was born in Fukushima Prefecture in 1943. He graduated from the Tokyo College of Photography in 1969 and began working for the magazine 'Camera Mainichi'. His first book called 'Soul and Soul' was published in 1972. The English title of his third book 'Mind Games' refers to a song by John Lennon. The Japanese title 'Tenmaku no machi' refers to the first chapter of the book that records members of a travelling circus troupe. For Suzuki circus life represented a childhood memory as he enjoyed being taken by his father in his hometown. This is followed by three further chapters namely 'AQUA', 'Lying in Ruins', and 'Fool on the Road', an photographic essay about a homeless man (Urasaki Tetsuo) who Suzuki befriended. This book is nothing less than Suzuki's musings on the meaning of life. The folding plate combines a list of the images with excerpts from his Diary. Bookdesign by Suzuki Hitoshi. Rare. Only one copy in OCLC.

Stock Code: 206669