Hardcover with dust jacket, unpaged (ca. 250), 230 x 305 mm, text in Japanese
Condition: Very Good. Minor shelf wear to dust jacket. Does not include Obi band
Published exclusively in Japan in conjunction with a 1993 exhibition at the Seibu Museum in Tokyo, this scarce and highly sought-after book documents Peter Beard's obsessively collaged diaries — many of which were consumed in the fire pictured on the dust jacket that destroyed the photographer's Montauk estate.
Peter Beard (1938-2020) channeled most of his creative energy into his collage-work and diaries, which he began to compile in 1949 at the age of eleven. After discovering a love of photography, he began using photographs to extend and enhance them, alongside marginalia in India ink, clippings from the daily newspapers, dried leaves and insects, old sepia-toned photographs, drawings of animals, found objects, and even sometimes, Beard's own blood.