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Blue Period / Last Summer
Nobuyoshi Araki

Blue Period/Last Summer, Nobuyoshi ArakiBlue Period/ Last Summer
Nobuyoshi Araki
Dashwood Books

Text by Marc Feustel.


Softcover (in card slipcase)
260 x 180 mm
216 pages
ISBN 978099665719


Blue Period / Last Summer: Arakinema shines light on a lesser known project of Japanese photographer Nobuyoshi Araki – the experimental films that comprise his performance series “Arakinema”,

Two essential films of Araki’s “Arakinema” series are recreated in this publication by Session Press. In both “Blue Period” and “Last Summer”, nudes and portraits alternate with floral scenes and street snaps. Working directly from the 140 original slides used for both projections, the book successfully offers a fresh review of the photographer’s hidden oeuvre and regains the true spirit and atmosphere of the original Arakinema performances.

About the Artist
Nobuyoshi Araki (b.May 25, 1940) is a Japanese photographer and contemporary artist professionally known by the mononym Arākī. Known primarily for photography that blends eroticism and bondage in a fine art context, he has published over 500 books.

About the Publisher
Dashwood Books opened in September 2005, located in NoHo at 33 Bond Street between Bowery and Lafayette, it has become a destination for artists, collectors and art directors from all over the world as well as a valued source for the fashion, advertising and film industries, and anyone interested in artist’s books and monographs.Beginning in 2008, Dashwood has pursued an extensive publishing program, collaborating with internationally recognised artists and graphic designers to produce monographs on photography and drawing, anthologies on youth culture, and a plethora of artist’s zines and posters.

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