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Watashi no shashin jutsu - Meine Photographie (My Photography)

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  • Title (object)

    • Watashi no shashin jutsu - Meine Photographie (My Photography)
  • Description

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

  • Producer name

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1939
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Curator's comments

    Horino Masao (1907-1999) was possibly the most important proponent of 'shinko shashin' , the modernist movement in Japan. Clearly influenced by European photographers like Moholy-Nagy and the Bauhaus group, Horino became famous for exploring the functional aesthetic of machines and architecture. The present is a rather tame technical book, catering to the prevailing taste and clearly motivated by commercial and possibly political necessities. No copy in OCLC. (Titus Boeder, 4/2007)


  • Bibliography

    • Boeder 2007 73 bibliographic details
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  • Additional IDs

    • PB.330 (Photobook number)

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