Ogawa Gesshu kaiko shashin shu (Retrospective Collection of Photographs by Ogawa Gesshu)
- Ogawa Gesshu kaiko shashin shu (Retrospective Collection of Photographs by Ogawa Gesshu)
Photobook, one volume, first edition. Numerous photographic plates. Japanese text. Folio. Original decorated cloth in slipcase.
- 1970 (posthumous retrospective)
- Published in: Osaka-shi
The only monograph of Ogawa Gesshu's work.. His most famous image is that of Doro Gorge (1927), a dramatic panoramic view of a logging raft gently sliding down the river amongst barren rocks. The grainy almost impressionistic print radiates with a feeling of quietness and solitude. It has all the hallmarks of a traditional landscape painting, while being quite the opposite of that. Neither the subject nor the focus would ever have been used in traditional ink paintings. But artistically and emotionally is it a clear extension of that genre, the bucolic happiness of man in nature. 'Mikan yama' Orange tree mountain is a fascinating exercise in abstraction: The entire image is filled with the texture of the leaves and the orange tree in the foreground seem to form a mountain-range of their own against the hazy mass of forest in the background. His portraits have a humane and unconventional feel. One copy in OCLC. (Titus Boeder, 4/2007)
- PB.260 (Photobook number)
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