Kishin Shinoyama, 篠山紀信, Paris, パリ, 1977


Kishin Shinoyama, Paris, Shinchosha, 1977, Slipcase with belly-band (Obi), book cover front


Mostly known for his nude, glamour and celebrity photography Kishin Shinoyama, 篠山紀信, shows a Paris, パリ, in faded almost ektacromic colors printed on stiff paper with glossy finish.

The leather effect cardboard slipcase and book with gold embossed title was probably considered a cool thing to do to a book in the 70s. It took me some time to get used to the blue belly-band (Obi) and even now I still have my doubts. Kishin’s Paris is quiet, a very early morning mood spreads through the whole book. People rarely appear and if they do you see them from a distance (apart a few exceptions).

Published by Shinchosha, Tokyo, 1977

Hard cover with slipcase and belly-band (Obi), map

App. 26 x 24.4cm

152 pages




Map & publishers order slip


Belly-band (Obi)