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Nihon shashin nenkan 日本写真年鑑 (The Japan Photography Annual)

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    • Nihon shashin nenkan 日本写真年鑑 (The Japan Photography Annual)
  • Description

    Photography magazine, first editions. 11 volumes (with gaps). Numerous photographic plates, several tipped in. Japanese and English text. Large 8vo. Original flexible boards. Taisho 13-14 (1924-5), Taisho 14-15 (1925-6), Taisho 15-Showa 2 (1926-7), Showa 2-3 (1927-8), Showa 3-4 (1928-9), Showa 4-5 (1929-30), Showa 9-10 (1934-5), Showa 13 (1938), Showa 14 (1939), Showa 15 (1940), Showa 17 (1942).


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    • 1925-1940
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  • Curator's comments

    Rising from the rubble of the Great Kanto Earthquake this publication is regarded as the first true yearbook of photography in Japan. Covering the crucial years of the development from pictorialist to modernist photography these annuals by Asahi Shimbun-sha are an important record of some of some of the most innovative photography in Japan at the time. It includes work from a wide range of amateurs and professionals (incl. Fukuhara Shinzo, his brother Roso, Yasui Nakaji, Nakayama Iwata, Kakefuda Isao, Fuchikami Hakuyo, Nishiyama Kiyoshi, Kimura Ihei), as well as other members of the Naniwa Club in Osaka, and the Aiyu Shashin Club in Nagoya. The last two issues include work by Hamaya Hiroshi, Ueda Shoji, Kimura Ihei, and Nojima Yasuzo. Only two copies in OCLC. (Titus Boeder, 4/2007)


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    • Boeder 2007 52 bibliographic details
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  • Additional IDs

    • PB.309 (Photobook number)

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