Geijutsu shashin kenkyu (Studies in Art Photography)
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- Geijutsu shashin kenkyu (Studies in Art Photography)
Photography magazine, first edition. 2 bound volumes, plus 239 loose issues. Photographic plates and illustrations, Japanese text. Large 8vo. Original decorated wrappers. Second & Third series. Vol. 6 (in single bound volume); vol. 7 (in single bound volume); vol. 9, no. 2; vol. 10, no. 13; vol. 13; vol. 14, nos. 1-2, 4-12; vols. 15-32.
- Published in: Tokyo-to
Nakajima Kenkichi (1888-1972) left Ars in September 1928 and set up his own publishing house Kodaisha in order to continue with the publication of Geijutsu Shashin Kenkyu. Vol. 6 is in fact the first under Nakajima's direction and he managed to maintain its unique focus by continuously attracting new talents. The monthly magazine remained the leading advovate of the Artistic Photography movement and it remained in print until 1970 when his failing health halted publication. Clearly, the fact that the geijutsu shashin movement had basically run it's course by the early 1930s did little to dampen the enthusiasm and popularity amongst some amateur photographers. Arguably the genre has emotional roots in Japan that carried it beyond the fashion in the first quarter of the century. (Titus Boeder, 4/2007)
- PB.301 (Photobook number)
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