Widely regarded as Japan's most influential and prolific photographer, Daido Moriyama has been challenging the conventions of the art form for more than half a century. Published in collaboration with the Daido Moriyama Foundation and based on entirely new research, this exhaustive and exciting retrospective looks at every phase of Moriyama's extensive career, including his extraordinary images and his conceptual contributions to photography.
Moriyama belongs to a generation of postwar pioneering artists in Japan and has continually developed his own visual grammar. This book contains more than 190 chronologically arranged images that show his constantly evolving career: his early editorial work of the mid-1960s, focusing on the American occupation and experimental theater; his radical experiments of the late 1960s and 1970s; the self-reflexive photographs of the 1980s and 1990s; and his ongoing exploration of cities, among other relevant moments. The book also includes more than 400 spreads from Moriyama's rarely seen publications, charting the sources of his visual production. The volume is complemented by texts by the editor and leading Japanese scholars, a personal essay by the artist and a complete chronology of his life and work.
This impressive coffee table book, which accompanies a major exhibition of Moriyama's work, redefines Moriyama's legacy and will surely become the definitive publication on his work.
Title: Daido Moriyama: A Retrospective
Size: 216 x 265 x 32 mm
Size: 352 pages
Weight: 1394 grams