One of a generation of postwar Japan’s groundbreaking artists, Moriyama has continually established his own visual grammar.
This book features more than 250 chronologically arranged images that reveal his constantly evolving career: his early editorial work of the mid-1960s, focused on the American occupation and the experimental theater; his radical experimentation of late 1960s and the 1970s; the self-reflexive photos of the 1980s and 1990s; and his ongoing exploration of cities, among other relevant moments. It also includes more than 400 spread reproductions of Moriyama’s rarely seen publications, mapping the sources of his visual production.
Rounding out the volume are texts by the editor and leading Japanese scholars, a personal essay by the artist, and a full chronology of his life and work.
Accompanying a major exhibition on Moriyama’s output, this impressive volume reframes Moriyama’s legacy and is certain to become the definitive publication on his work.