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Kikai to geijutsu to no koryu (The Correspondence between Machine and Art)

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  • Title (object)

    • Kikai to geijutsu to no koryu (The Correspondence between Machine and Art)
  • Description

    Photobook, one volume, first edition. Numerous photographic plates. Japanese text. 8vo. Original cloth in slipcase.

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  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1929
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  • Curator's comments

    Horino Masao (1907-1999) was possibly the most important proponent of the 'shinko shashin' movement. Clearly influenced by European Modernist photographers like Moholy-Nagy and the Bauhaus group, Horino explored the functional aesthetic of machines and architecture. The present work, written by Itagaki Takao (1894-1966), represents the fundamental interpretation of modernism in Japan. The plates show examples of modernist architecture and includes photographs by Man Ray, Biermann, Werthoff, and Richter. Very rare. 3 copies in OCLC. (Titus Boeder, 4/2007)


  • Bibliography

    • Boeder 2007 69 bibliographic details
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  • Additional IDs

    • PB.326 (Photobook number)

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