'This book reveals everything about me. It's been a 60-year contract. Photography is love and death – that will be my epitaph.' Nobuyoshi Araki
This exceptional Taschen publication contains over 1,000 photographs that tell the story of Nobuyoshi Araki and his life's work in photography. Relentlessly provocative, Araki is best known for his intimate, snapshot-style images of women often tied up with ropes (kinbaku) and of colourful, sensual flowers. The book includes interviews by Jérôme Sans and extensive bibliography and biography sections.
The colour illustrations in this enormous book have been reproduced in Aniva, the finest reproduction technique available today, which provides unequalled intensity and colour range. The duotone illustrations are made with Novatone, a special treatment for black and white images that produces exquisite tonal range and density.
Multilingual edition: English, French, German
Signed and numbered by Nobuyoshi Araki
Edition of 2,500 + 200 artist's proofs
Hardcover presented in clamshell box, 636pp Box size: 13 1/2 x 19 3/4 inches / 34.5 x 50 cm