Cherry Blossom Time in Japan (Special Edition)

Cherry Blossom Time in Japan (Special Edition)


Cherry Blossom Time in Japan Special Edition (1986)

Cherry Blossom Time in Japan is the culmination of four trips Friedlander took to Japan to photograph its world-famous cherry blossom trees in full bloom. The photographs are printed with a special drytrap process on heavy matte paper. From the publisher: “The groundbreaking black and white images--first seen as 25 photogravures in a 1986 portfolio, and long out of print--appear as examples of radical picture-making even 20 years later, as few serious photographers would have dared to photograph cherry blossoms with anything other than color film at that time. The result is a new kind of beauty, with many of the compositions bordering on visual chaos. The images collected here serve as a precursor for much of Friedlander's late landscape work, which was exhibited to great acclaim in his 2005 Museum of Modern Art retrospective.”

Edition Size: 50

Publisher: Fraenkel Gallery

Description: Case contains book of 25 signed, matted gravure prints; image size of prints is 8½ x 12¾, whether horizontal or vertical; printed by Thomas Palmer

Details: Heathered cloth case and book cover; embossed title; gold stamped lettering; calligraphy by Shuntei Taniguchi endpapers are based on an old Japanese textile, made by Richard Benson; postbound so prints can be removed for framing and hanging

Dimensions: 15 x 20¼ x 2 inches

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