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Hana / First Edition / 1989

Hana / First Edition / 1989

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By Yasuhiro Ishimoto

Yasuhiro Ishimoto (1921-2012) was a Japanese-American photographer. In this book, he captures the essence and beauty of flowers in this stunning collection of duotone still lives. In Hana (the Japanese word for flower), Ishimoto presents an array of familiar and exotic flowers that have never been seen before.

Inspired by the immense beauty of the smallest of nature's offerings, these dramatic studies produce a heightened awareness of form and color. They take the viewer right up to the smooth surfaces of rose petals, gladiolus, lilies, narcissus, and others, presenting flowers as cool, graceful creatures.

Much like Imogen Cunningham's distinctive compositions, the sharp focus, clear detail, and high contrast in Ishimoto's work provide for fascinating studies of light and shape.

Hana is an unforgettable visual delight, a marvelous gift book for all who love flowers.

Book Condition: Very Good. Slipcase: Good. The slipcase has bumps, scuffs, and minor soiling. The book cover has shelfware and scuffing. The back cover has been bumped. Otherwise, the text block is clean, unmarked, and the binding is secure.

Binding: Trade paperback.
Book Condition: Very Good
Edition First edition. Full number line
Binding Trade Paperback
Publisher Chronicle Books.
Place of Publication San Francisco.
Date Published 1989.
Pages 128 pp
Size 4to. 10"x13"

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