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Leica no dai ippo & Leica no dai niho (First Steps with a Leica & Second Steps with a Leica)

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  • Title (object)

    • Leica no dai ippo & Leica no dai niho (First Steps with a Leica & Second Steps with a Leica)
  • Description

    Photographic manuals, first editions, 2 vols. Numerous photographic illustrations. Japanese text. Small 8vo. Original printed wrappers.

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  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1940
  • Production place

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  • Curator's comments

    By 1940 it had become obvious that the avant-garde modernism advocated by Itagaki Takao had come to an end. In order to make ends meet Horino contributed these two volumes to the Ars Shashin Bunko series, a series of photographic manuals catering to the mass market. The photographic content is a far cry from the vibrancy of the previous decade and one can feel that Horino was trying hard to establish new political credentials. Very rare. No copy in OCLC. (Titus Boeder, 4/2007)


  • Bibliography

    • Boeder 2007 74 bibliographic details
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  • Additional IDs

    • PB.331 (Two volumes)

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