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Onna, Otoko, Yoroppa 女・男・ヨーロッパ (Women, Men, Europe)

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  • Title (object)

    • Onna, Otoko, Yoroppa 女・男・ヨーロッパ (Women, Men, Europe)
  • Description

    Photobook. One volume. First edition. Signed copy. Japanese text, captions in English.

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  • Date

    • 1961
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  • Curator's comments

    A combination of Akiyama's favourite actors, actresses, models and writers, with some scenes from his travels in Europe. An utterly polished production and yet the images float curiously on the surface. The text gives endorsements by seven well-know photographic art critics including Ina Nobuo and Watanabe Jun. Only one copy in OCLC. (Titus Boeder, 4/07)


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  • Additional IDs

    • PB.1 (Photobook number)

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