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Chikai (The Bosom of the Earth)

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  • Title (object)

    • Chikai (The Bosom of the Earth)
  • Description

    Photobook, one volume, first edition. 55 photographic plates, several tipped in. Japanese text. Folio. Original flexible boards.

  • Producer name

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1929
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Curator's comments

    The Chikai-sha Shayu Kurabu was an amateur photography society based in Osaka which was founded in 1923. The present volume was published on the occasion of the fourth Chikai-sha exhibition and it is their only publication. Rare. No copy in OCLC. (Titus Boeder, 4/2007)

  • Bibliography

    • Boeder 2007 15 bibliographic details
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  • Acquisition date


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  • Additional IDs

    • PB.272 (Photobook number)

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