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First published in 1986, Ravens is recognized as one of the most important photographic books in history.
This bilingual facsimile of the first edition contains a new text by the founder of the Fukase Masahisa Archive, Tomo Kosuga, and is illustrated with numerous photographs and drawings recently discovered.
The series was made between 1975 and 1986 following the divorce from his wife, and apparently began by a sad train journey to his hometown. The coastal landscapes of Hokkaido are the backdrop to his profoundly dark and impressionist photographs of eerie flocks of crows. The work was interpreted as a threatening allegory for post-war Japan.
Masahisa Fukase – Ravens
148 pages, 26.3 x 26.3 cm
80 tritone plates, 13 colour plates
Embossed linen bound hardback,
housed in a silkscreened slipcase