Kakefuda Isao gashu (An Album of Pictures by Kakefuda Isao)
- Kakefuda Isao gashu (An Album of Pictures by Kakefuda Isao)
Photobook, one volume, first edition. 24 tipped-in collotype plates. Japanese text. 8vo. Original cloth-backed boards.
- Published in: Tokyo-to
Kakefuda Isao (1886-1953) worked in St. Luke’s hospital which was known for its orientation towards Western medicine. He was one of the founding members of the Photographic Art Society (Shashin Geijutsu-sha) based in Tokyo, and together with Fukuhara Shinzo and Otaguro Motoo he pursued new modes of photographic expressions away from the heavy pigment style of geijutsu photography. Kakefuda was particularly interested in enlargement methods and he contributed numerous articles on the subjects to Shashin Geijutsu magazine. This technique would have contributed to the extraordinary spatial focus that made his photographs famous. His subjects tended to be fashionable western entertainments for the nouveau riche, like tennis, ice-skating and department stores. The present is his only monograph and it is rare. No copy in OCLC. (Titus Boeder, 4/2007)
- PB.285 (Photobook number)
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Object reference number: JCF20384
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