What just happened?

To celebrate Vikings Live, we have replaced our Roman alphabet with the runic alphabet used by the Vikings, the Scandinavian ‘Younger Futhark’. The ‘Younger Futhark’ has only 16 letters, so we have used some of the runic letters more than once or combined two runes for one Roman letter.

For an excellent introduction to runes, we recommend Martin Findell’s book published by British Museum Press.

More information about how we have ‘runified’ this site

 

Collection online

Additional options
Production date to

Or search by

Searching...

Geijutsu shashin no kenkyu (Studies in Art Photography)

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    2008,3035.8

  • Title (object)

    • Geijutsu shashin no kenkyu (Studies in Art Photography)
  • Description

    Photobook, one volume; twenty-first edition. 20 photographic plates. Japanese text. 12mo. Original cloth in slipcase.

  • Producer name

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1922
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Curator's comments

    This book was first published in 1921. If one is to believe the imprint it was extremely popular going through twenty-one editions in one year! The first chapter is entitled “Artistic Life of Photographs” (shashin no geijutsuteki seimei) a beautiful turn of phrase expressing the strong emotional link between the photographer and his product. The work is essentially concerned with the methods of composition, expression, and atmosphere within a given subject matter. Minami (1887-1948), who had a wide range of interest in the arts, asserted the creative aspect of photography over its reproductive characteristics. He preferred to use the relatively cheap Vest Pocket Single Lens Cameras (Besu-tan) that would produce the desired soft-focus effect by removing the hood. The plates illustrate various printing options like Bromoil, Bromide, Gum, and Oil prints. Ars (previous name: Oranda Shobo) became one of the leading publishers of photographic material in the 1920s. No copy in OCLC. (Titus Boeder, 4/2007)

    More 

  • Bibliography

    • Boeder 2007 8 bibliographic details
  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    2008

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    2008,3035.8

  • Additional IDs

    • PB.265 (Photobook number)

There is no image of this object, or there may be copyright restrictions

Image service:

Request new photography

Recommend


Feedback

If you’ve noticed a mistake or have any further information about this object, please email: collectiondatabase@britishmuseum.org 

View open data for this object with SPARQL endpoint

Object reference number: JCF20364

British Museum collection data is also available in the W3C open data standard, RDF, allowing it to join and relate to a growing body of linked data published by organisations around the world.

View this object

Support the Museum:
donate online

The Museum makes its collection database available to be used by scholars around the world. Donations will help support curatorial, documentation and digitisation projects.

About the database

The British Museum collection database is a work in progress. New records, updates and images are added every week.

More about the database 

Supporters

Work on this database is supported by a range of sponsors, donors and volunteers.

More about supporters and how you
can help  

Loading...