Ametsuchi | Rinko Kawauchi | Seigensha 2013 (SIGNED)
4to, hardcover book with dustjacket, no obi as issued. Signed on the endpaper.
This copy ha s asmall crease on the dustjacket, upper spine side. The book has a small bump on the lower right corner.
About the binding: 'The book is designed by award-winning Dutch designer Hans Gremmen, who brings a sense of the monumental and the mysterious to the design, including a seductive origami binding that offers a hint at the spiritual and philosophical currents running throughout the work. As Gremmen explains, "the book is bound in a variation of Japanese binding. In regular Japanese binding you fold the paper in such a way that the sides are closed. In this book the closed side is at the top of the page; the sides and bottom are open. This results in a book that introduces a 'parallel world' on the inside of the pages, in which some images are printed in inverted colors. By inverting the images, the existential and poetic nature of Kawauchi's work is enlarged: fire turns into water, night turns into day."'