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Photo: geijutsu toshite no shashin Photo: 芸術としての写真 (Photo: The Photograph as Art)

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  • Title (object)

    • Photo: geijutsu toshite no shashin Photo: 芸術としての写真 (Photo: The Photograph as Art)
  • Description

    Photobook, one volume, first edition. 24 full-page plates (lacking plate 17-18 on 1 leaf), possibly censored). Japanese text. 8vo. Original flexible wrappers.

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  • Date

    • 1936
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  • Curator's comments

    Toyama Usaburo (1903-1980) was a famous intellectual and historian of the Showa period. The present work was published at the height of the Modernist Shinko Shashin movement. It is a continuation of the themes explored by Itagaki Takao and refers to French and German trends in particular the work by Franz Roh on Magic Realism. The plates include works by Man Ray, Moholy-Nagy, Brassai, as well as the famous Japanese experimental photographer Ei-Q (1911-1960). This work is exceedingly rare. No copy in OCLC. (Titus Boeder, 4/2007)


  • Bibliography

    • Boeder 2007 68 bibliographic details
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  • Additional IDs

    • PB.325 (Photobook number)

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