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Pari to Senu - Paris et la Seine (Paris and the Seine)

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  • Title (object)

    • Pari to Senu - Paris et la Seine (Paris and the Seine)
  • Description

    Photobook, one volume, second edition. 24 photographic plates. French and Japanese text. Small folio. Original boards in slipcase with printed label.

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  • Date

    • 1935
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  • Curator's comments

    Fukuhara Shinzo lived in Paris for a period of about six months in 1913 and these images already show the essence of his style. They resonate with a gentle warmth, like somebody who has just risen from a mid-day snooze. The most challenging image is possibly plate 5 entitled ‘Shadow of a Plant’: A small folding chair is propped against the corner of a house, with the shadow of a palm leaves seemingly growing in all directions from the centre of the chair. Here Fukuhara shows the strength of his eye: The scene could hardly be less remarkable and yet he manages to infuse this scene with a lyrical aesthetic that is very much his own. The first edition was privately printed in 1922 in a large folio with tipped-in plates (limited edition of 300 copies). The second edition is also rare. One copy in OCLC. (Titus Boeder, 4/2007)


  • Bibliography

    • Boeder 2007 19 bibliographic details
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  • Additional IDs

    • PB.276 (Photobook number)

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