The Island of Endless Hot Night (with obi)

Osamu Nagahama,The Island of Endless Hot Night (with obi)

Osamu Nagahama
The Island of Endless Hot Night (with obi)

Photographs: Osamu Nagahama

Text: Mineo Higashi

Publisher: Haga shoten, Tokyo

144 pages

Pictures: 139

Year: 1972

Comments: Atsuku nagai yoru no Shima / The Island of Endless Hot Night. Softcover with illustrated dust jacket and obi, 183 mm × 144 mm, photographs in gravure.Tiny wear on the left of the dust jacket (see pictures) but rare in such a fresh condition and with its very rare obi ! Extremely scarce copy.

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Nagahama's photographs of Okinawa show some of the hallmarks of the mature Provoke style--rough, grainy, and out of focus. Despite this, his images convey an extremely pointed critique of the U.S. presence on the Island, a constant since the end of W.W. II. Brilliantly printed, with blue and blue-green cyanotype toning interspersed with rich black-and-white this is a book whose closest counterpart--with which it certainly ranks--with Tomatsu's masterpiece, OO! Shinjuku!

 


Osamu Nagahama,The Island of Endless Hot Night (with obi)

Osamu Nagahama,The Island of Endless Hot Night (with obi)

Osamu Nagahama,The Island of Endless Hot Night (with obi)

Osamu Nagahama,The Island of Endless Hot Night (with obi)

Osamu Nagahama,The Island of Endless Hot Night (with obi)

Osamu Nagahama,The Island of Endless Hot Night (with obi)

Osamu Nagahama,The Island of Endless Hot Night (with obi)

Osamu Nagahama,The Island of Endless Hot Night (with obi)

Osamu Nagahama,The Island of Endless Hot Night (with obi)

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