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1960 Nagano Shigeichi shashin-shu 1960長野重一写真集

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  • Title (object)

    • 1960 Nagano Shigeichi shashin-shu 1960長野重一写真集
  • Description

    Photobook. First edition. One volume.

  • Producer name

  • Date

    • 1990
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  • Curator's comments

    Clearly an afterthought this book confines itself to images taken in 1960. Nagano travelled to West and East Berlin and the KZ Buchenwald before returning to Japan to witness the Ampo upheavals and the political machinations that followed. Many of the images had already been published in the small volume called 'Dream Age' by Asahi Sonorama but the present is a superior production. (Titus Boeder, 4/07)


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  • Additional IDs

    • PB.120 (Photobook number)

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