Nishiyama Kiyoshi shashin gashu (An Album of Photographs by Nishiyama Kiyoshi)
- Nishiyama Kiyoshi shashin gashu (An Album of Photographs by Nishiyama Kiyoshi)
Photobook, Ars Geijutsu Shashin Gashu. Vol. 2. First edition. 20 photographic plates. Japanese text. Large 8vo. Original boards in dustwrapper.
- Published in: Tokyo-to
Nishiyama was born in Tokyo in 1893. In 1921 he started to work in a photographic supply store in Nihonbashi and founded an amateur film club in the same year. He subsequently met Fukuhara Shinzo (see no. 17 ff.) and was invited to hold his first solo exhibition at Shiseido in 1925. The present book is his first publication and a beautiful example of geijutsu photography from the late Taisho period. Plate 1 shows a storehouse in Kyoto for wooden tubs close to an embankment, Nishiyama cropped the image at the left and right taking out a shadow, and an electricity-pole. Plate 8 is an image of the Maru Building in Marunouchi (Tokyo) after rain the façade reflecting in the surface of the wet street, again he has cropped the image substantially to give it a cleaner feel, plate 12 this image feels similar to Ueda Shoji's work. Entitled 'A Quiet Beach' it shows a fisherman and his wife laying out a net to dry. This is the second and last of a projected six volumes in the ARS Shashin Gashu series. Very rare. No copy in OCLC. (Titus Boeder, 4/2007)
- PB.284 (Photobook number)
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