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Nihon no sakka 日本の作家 (Literary Figures of Japan)
- Nihon no sakka 日本の作家 (Literary Figures of Japan)
Photobook with 109 reproductions of photographs (several double-page). One volume. First edition.
- Made in: Tokyo-to
Hayashi learned a lot during the previous consignment and felt his strength to be in portraiture. He became famous for his flawlessly composed portraits that were taken in settings that would somehow link the subject to his surroundings and give the viewer a better understanding of the character. In doing so the setting became equally important to the artist and Hayashi was not afraid to rearrange details in order to emphasize certain points. Essentially his portraits were staged and Hayashi was strongly criticized at the time by those who felt that such interference undermined the integrity of the photograph. In the text he describes the encounter with each of the 109 famous writers. Outstanding are his portraits of Osamu Dazai, Mishima Yukio, Sakaguchi Ango, Kawabata Yasunari and Kume Masao. (Titus Boeder, 4/07)
2009 Jul 1-Oct 25, BM Japanese Galleries, 'Japan from prehistory to the present'
2012 Jun – Oct, BM Japanese Galleries ‘Japan from Prehistory to Present’
- PB.58 (Photobook number)
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Object reference number: JCF16177
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