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Bando Tamasaburo no sekai 坂東玉三郎の世界 (The World of Tamasaburo Bando)

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  • Title (object)

    • Bando Tamasaburo no sekai 坂東玉三郎の世界 (The World of Tamasaburo Bando)
  • Description

    Photobook. One volume. First edition.

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    • 1988
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  • Curator's comments

    The images are of a shocking beauty: Shocking because they radiate with the refined elegance of Japanese femininity - in spite of the male sex of the performer. Bando Tamasaburo's art is in the realm of the divine: To have seen him is to grasp the beauty of sadness. He has captured the essence of femininity. Not only can he move beyond gender he can also move beyond age. This book proves it and it is most sumptuous in layout and design: The colour of the deep purple cloth binding is taken up by the costume in the frontispiece which is in turn taken up by the characters on the title-page. Book-design by Tanaka Ikko - of course. No copy in OCLC. (Titus Boeder, 4/07)


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  • Additional IDs

    • PB.154 (Photobook number)

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