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(Taishi Hirokawa) (Sonomama Sonomama)


Tokyo: Ryuko Tsushin,1987,Japanese and English.
Condition: Good, The book is good condition with yellowed edges by aging and some stains on top. Dust jacket is acceptable condition. Shelfwear, Rubbed edges. A 2cm torn on bottom left. A few torn on top edge including a 2.5cm torn.(See the photo.)

Shipped from Germany. No,return.

The Japanese word sonomama means "in a natural state" or "just as you are." To create this book, Taishi Hirokawa, the internationally-renowned photographer, traveled throughout the Japanese countryside to photograph ordinary people in the creations of some of the world's top fashion designers: shopkeepers, fishermen, schoolchildren, and farmers, modeling bold, stylish outfits by Bigi, Issey Miyake, and Comme des Garcons. This is the opposite of typical fashion photography, resulting in dramatic duotone images that strip away the artifice and the image-creating power of the clothing and draw attention to the people themselves. Oversize.