Shinko shashin no tsukurikata (The Making of Modern Photography)
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- Shinko shashin no tsukurikata (The Making of Modern Photography)
Photobook, one volume, first edition. 48 full-page plates and numerous photographic illustrations in the text. 4to. Original decorated boards in slipcase.
- Published in: Tokyo-to
Kanamaru Shigene (1900-1977) was a photographer and critic who had founded the Kanamaru Photography Institute in Kanda in 1925. This book caused a sensation amongst photographers when it was published and gave Japan a new photographic vocabulary to work with, starting with the term 'shinko shashin' (modern photography) which came to be used for the new movement. Avantgarde photographs by Moholy-Nagy, Binder, Man Ray, Renger-Patzsch, Tabard, Steichen, Zielke and many others are published here for the first time in Japan and given a detailed analysis. The work includes a comprehensive bibliography of European photographic books most of which would have been very difficult to obtain in Japan. No copy in OCLC. (Titus Boeder, 4/2007)
- PB.323 (Photobook number)
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