Wednesday, 24 November 2010

I ♥ David Sylvian: Japanese Perspectives

Super rare Japanese release of the Perspectives book, covering his Polaroids artwork from 1982 to 1984. This book (only 500 printed!), as well as the regular UK release, contain colour prints of his polaroid collages, featuring many famous persons as subject of those collages like Steve Jansen, Holger Czukay, Yuka Fujii and Angus McBean. Compared to the UK edition, there are some additional polaroid compilations printed and a series of letters written by Sylvian to Sakamoto concerning the publication of the book, among other things (see one of the pictures with a sketch by Sylvian of a very Cocteauesque-looking Orpheus).
The physical structure of the book is like an old Buddhist prayer book, i.e. that it doesn't have a spine, it's like one great, long scroll has been folded up between two hard covers.

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