東京 (Tokyo): 冬樹社 (Tojusha), 1982. First edition. Softcover. Large quarto. 214pp. . Photo-illustrated wrappers with white and grey lettering on the front cover and spine, with original grey obi (belly band). In this groundbreaking work Japanese photographer Daido Moriyama uses the interplay of light and shadow (as the title suggests) to startling and bold effect, on subjects in the both the urban and natural environments. Some of these images juxtapose the two qualities to such an extreme effect that they look like reversals and some are solarized images. Images are often "rough, blurry, and out-of-focus" as per the photographer's definitive style. The final 13 pages contain a text essay in Japanese by Takashi Ueno (later of Fuji Film).
Wrappers with some some light rubbing to corners and creasing to extremities. Belly band with some light rubbing and creasing as well. Interior with some light smudges to the first two pages of the text section at the end of the book, with text unaffected. Wrappers in very good+, interior in very good+ to near fine condition overall. Wrappers protected by modern mylar. vg+ to near fine. Item #44569