First edition, Quarto. Brief philosophical introduction by photographer with text in English, French and Japanese, illustrated with reproductions of Yoshioka's abstracted photographs of the human body, publisher’s black cloth lettered in white at front board. Inscription to a Mr. Kato from Yoshioka thanking him for buying the book. Yoshioka issued the book without a sponsor or publishing company. Nr. 1 of 1,500, pp. 90. < CHECK IF PREVIOUS IS CORRECT FOR YOUR COPY. The book presents three series of nudes divided into three sections. Yoshioka’s treatment of the nude breaks with the traditional preoccupations of beauty and form, recasting the idea of the body within mechanical terms. The photos in this book were banned from inclusion in the 1962 Tokyo Yomiuri Andepandan Ten exhibition because his pictures—close-ups pf female genitalia— were charged as obscene.