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Itsuka mita fukei いつか見た風景 (Scenes I Once Saw)

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    2007,3007.101

  • Title (object)

    • Itsuka mita fukei いつか見た風景 (Scenes I Once Saw)
  • Description

    Photobook. One volume. First edition. Signed copy.

  • Producer name

  • Date

    • 1990
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Curator's comments

    This comparatively sparse publication shows Kitai's work in a new light. All of the images in this book were taken during the early 1970s and many had previously been published in 'Mura e'. The new layout, however, contributes to a substantially different atmosphere, it has a degree of concentration that highlights the emotional content of Kitai's formative years of travel. Includes several images of China. No copy in OCLC. (Titus Boeder, 4/07)

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  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    2007

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    2007,3007.101

  • Additional IDs

    • PB.99 (Photobook number)

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