Zokei shashin 1934-1941 (Abstract Photography: Minoru Sakata's Anthology)
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- Zokei shashin 1934-1941 (Abstract Photography: Minoru Sakata's Anthology)
Photobook, one volume, first edition. 22 photographic plates and several illustrations in the text. Japanese text. Small folio. Original cloth in dustwrapper and obi.
- Published in: Nagoya-shi
Sakata Minoru (1902-1974) was one of the most important proponents of the surrealist school of constructivist photography. Born in Aichi Prefecture, Sakata worked for the Mainichi Newspaper in Osaka before opening a photographic supply store in Nagoya in 1934. He became a founding member of the Nagoya Avant-Garde Club, a federation of poets, painters, and photographers. The present booklet is his first and only pre-war publication. Sakata advocated going close to natural objects and while showing their innate beauty he at the same time tinges the structure of the object with a surrealist meaning. The present work includes the text of the booklet that was originally published by Ars in 1941, but it contains important additional material. Published in a small edition in Nagoya, this work is hard to find. No copy in OCLC. (Titus Boeder, 4/2007)
- PB.338 (Photobook number)
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Object reference number: JCF20440
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