Takayama Masataka shashin gashu (An Album of Photographs by Takayama Masataka)
- Takayama Masataka shashin gashu (An Album of Photographs by Takayama Masataka)
Photobook, Ars Geijutsu Shashin Gashu. Vol. 1. First edition. 20 photographic plates. Japanese text. Large 8vo. Original boards in dustwrapper.
- Published in: Tokyo-to
Takayama Masataka (1895-1981) was born in Tokyo. After dropping out of Waseda University he became increasingly interested in photography. His favourite camera was the Eastman Kodak Vest Pocket Camera from which he removed the hood in order to achieve a soft-focus effect, a technique that became very popular in the 20s. It is a mixture of melancholy still-lives and female portraits - including a few nude studies. Takayama put great importance on cropping his images to achieve a high degree of sparse concentration. The present is the first in a projected series of six volumes by ARS Geijutsu, only two of which were published. Rare. No copy in OCLC. (Titus Boeder, 4/2007)
2012 Feb – Jun, BM Japanese Galleries, ‘Japan from Prehistory to the Present’
- PB.283 (Photobook number)
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