Satsuei: sakuga no shin giho (Photography: New Techniques in Making Pictures)
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- Satsuei: sakuga no shin giho (Photography: New Techniques in Making Pictures)
Photobook, one volume, first edition, sixth printing. Numerous photographic illustrations. Japanese text. 8vo. Original decorated cloth in slipcase.
- Published in: Tokyo-to
Published three years after ‘Shoka Shinkei’ the present photographic manual explains Koishi’s theories and techniques, incl. multiple exposure, camera movement, solarisation, infrared photography, and montages. Koishi had been criticised for indulging in the 'grotesque' imagery and the nature of this manual is of course more commercial and less avant-garde than his previous book. But it shows him to be constantly pushing the frontiers of new techniques. Particularly famous is the composite image entitled: ‘Feeling of Fatigue’ which shows three clocks staggering across a night sky over a modern city has a surrealist feel (p. 240), as well as an image of Mt. Fuji with a cloud formation seemingly mirroring its shape (p. 183). A wonderful photomontage of a girl with a cocktail and the Grand Palace neon lights is an iconic modernist image of the 30s. Very rare. No copy in OCLC. (Titus Boeder, 4/2007)
- PB.335 (Photobook number)
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