Folio. , 184pp. Modern facsimile dust-jacket over original black cloth, with red and white lettering to spine. Tokyo, the fourth book in William Klein's city series, paints pictures with a visual language which may sound familiar today, but was daring and practically unique at the time. The book contains three chapters: 1 ceremonies, 2 album, 3 ikebana. Klein, while capturing the density of the city, focuses both on Japanese tradition and the inexorable development of Western cultural influence on the city and its people. Even more so than in his Moscow book the emphasis is on the people (and as usual Klein's camera is right up close), rather than any known tourist attractions or landmarks. The deep gravure printing by Zokeisha Publications in Tokyo is superb. The Japanese (kanji) letters TO on dust-jacket's front cover and KYO on the back make a simple, stunning and eye-catching cover design.Facsimile dust-jacket. Binding bumped at head of spine and at lower front corner (not affecting pages). Front cover partly water-stained. Half-title slightly creased and foxed along edges. Pages slightly age-toned along margin. DJ in overall very good, binding in fair to good-, interior in good+ to very good condition. Bookseller Inventory #
Publisher: Crown Publishers, Inc
Publication Date: 1964
Book Condition: fair to vg
Edition: First edition.
Book Description Crown Publishers, New York, 1964. Hardcover with dust jacket. Very good; book is slightly cocked, slight rippling to the early pages, in a Very Good Dust - jacket, DJ has small chips and tears at the head of the spine. Seller Inventory # 45134