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Shinorama Nippon

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    2007,3007.157

  • Title (object)

    • Shinorama Nippon
  • Description

    Photobook, one volume. First edition. Including views of Nishi-Honganji, Todaiji, Gajoen (in Tokyo), the sculptor Isamu Noguchi, the potter Eiraku Zengoro.

  • Producer name

  • Date

    • 1989
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Curator's comments

    "Human beings approach the world with two eyes, the camera with only one. How would the world appear viewed through three eyes or more? ... The double gatefold photos in this collection each consist of four separate photographs. These were shot in a number of different ways. In some cases they were taken successively by a single rotating camera. In others they were shot simultaneously by four different cameras. And in still other instances a single camera was moved about to capture the subject from different angles... It permits an angle of vision greater than 180 degrees and allows the viewer to roam freely through space, moving from outdoors to indoors or from one floor to another. It also makes it possible for a photo to span an entire day from morning until evening or to capture a single human subject in different poses or attitudes... I suggest that you clear a desk of all extraneous objects, set the volume down in the middle, and empty your mind of other affairs before turning the pages. If possible the double gatefolds should be opened from both sides at once, using two hands; an utterly different world will emerge before your eyes." (About 'Shinorama'). This book delivers upon its promises and more: Under twenty-four subject headings Shinoyama Kisshin manages to portray the timeless beauty of Japan, its natural scenery, its cities, its artefacts, its seasons, and its outstanding individuals. Book-design by Tanaka Ikko. Only one copy in OCLC. (Titus Boeder, 4/07)

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  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    2007

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    2007,3007.157

  • Additional IDs

    • PB.155 (Photobook number)

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