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WON: Take Ivy by T. Hayashida, Part 2

This posting is less about the book itself, but more a shout-out to my contact in Japan who runs an awesome service getting you all the things you can’t purchase here in the States or, in my case, don’t want to pay American prices for…

I wasn’t around last week when it initially arrived…and wasn’t able to make it out to the post office where it was being held for me until today…but boy was it worth the wait!

EMS package

First off.  EMS.  Impressive.  My guy not only uses a quality postal service, but he also emailed me the tracking info ASAP.  I was able to click and see where my book was at all times.  Not that it really mattered…my package arrived @ lightning speed…I must say, the amount of time from when I completed the transaction to the when I got my first notice that the package had arrived was shorter than some domestic orders I’ve placed…

Second of all…

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WON: Take Ivy by T. Hayashida

UPDATE 07.31.09: Finally picked up the book in the mail.  More images and review HERE.

DISCLAIMER: not much I’m really adding to the Take Ivy vernacular that hasn’t already been represented on some other blog on the interweb…mainly just regurgitating what’s already been conversed…with an added kink or two…

Exceedingly difficult to find?  Really?

Over here at Hotdish & Bars, I’ve got myself in a celebratory mood over an auction I won the other night for a copy of Take Ivy, a largely picture-based book from Japanese photographer Teruyoshi Hayashida containing images he took on the Ivy campuses back in the 1960s.

take ivy winning bid

Mine is a story that began eons ago (2008) when Michael Williams of A Continuous Lean essentially brought attention to this book stateside by blogging about his copy.

**Note: I’ve been quietly stalking ACL for a while now…and I hope I’m not committing a disservice by simplifying the efforts of ACL in saying this, but it is an excellent place for all that is Americana in style…I encourage you to take a peak if you haven’t done so…**

Not long thereafter, I noticed mention of the book on a few other of my personal favorites in terms of blogs…Blackbird

…and then on the Rugby blog…

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