Takuma Nakahira (中平卓馬), For a Language to Come (Kitarubeki kotoba no tame ni, 来たるべき言葉のために), 1970

akuma Nakahira (中平卓馬), For a Language to Come (Kitarubeki kotoba no tame ni) Fūdosha, Tokyo, 1970, dust jacket, front and back

 

 

This is one of the most important Japanese post-World War II photography books. Takuma Nakahira (中平卓馬) was one of the founders of the famous “Provoke” group (a collective of Kohi Taki, Takahiko Okada, Takuma Nakahira, Yutaka Takanashi, and later Daido Moriyama). For a Language to Come (来たるべき言葉のために) and Daido Moriyama’s Bye Bye Photography are tornadoes; striking, blurry, grainy revolutions in Japanese photography. This truly was the first glimpse of a new Language.
With a text by Makahira and poems by Okada Takahido.

Soft cover with dust jacket and slip case.

Published by Fūdosha, Tokyo, 1970

App. 21 x 29.8cm

192 pages

Slipcase front and publishers slip

Book cover, front and back

 

 

 

 

See these other PROVOKE – related publications:

Daido Moriyama, Japan; A photo theater, 1968

Provoke 1, 1968

Provoke 2, 1969

Provoke 3, 1970

First, Throw Out Verisimilitude, 1970

Daido Moriyama, Bye bye photography, 1972

Daido Moriyama, Bye bye photography, 1972

Yutaka Takanashi, TOWARDS THE CITY (TOSHI HE), 1974