America First



Tad Wakamatsu Bungei-Shunju, 1985. Publisher’s white paper-covered boards. With the dust jacket and  wrap-around band, with titles printed in both English and Japanese. Numerous black-and-white photographs by Wakamatsu. Tad Wakamatsu is renowned as the author of “Ipy Girl Ipy”, a collection of works taken in 1970 with his wife, Haruko Wanibuchi in the background of the American hippie culture. He traveled to the United States in the 1960s and studied photography as an apprenticeship to Richard Avedon, later as assistant to Hiro Wakabayashi and Bad Stern. He is one of the leading artists in the late 20th century Japanese photography world with his skills honed under top-class fashion photographers in the United States. This book is composed of street photos taken by Wakamatsu during his travels to the United States in the 1960s, during his late night after work and during weekend breaks. At the end of the book is an interesting episode of Avedon’s apprenticeship record. With obi. Some foxing to boards. A very good copy in the dust jacket, slightly darkened. First edition, first printing.