Photo: geijutsu toshite no shashin (Photo: The Photograph as Art)
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- Photo: geijutsu toshite no shashin (Photo: The Photograph as Art)
Photobook, one volume, first edition. 24 full-page plates (lacking plate 17-18 on 1 leaf), possibly censored). Japanese text. 8vo. Original flexible wrappers.
- Published in: Tokyo-to
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)
- PB.325 (Photobook number)
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Object reference number: JCF20427
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