Dai Nippon - Grosses Japan (Greater Japan)
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- Dai Nippon - Grosses Japan (Greater Japan)
Photobook, one volume, first edition. Numerous photographic plates. German text. Small folio. Original decorated cloth.
- Published in: Berlin
- (Europe,Germany,Berlin (state),Berlin (city))
This work clearly shows the influence of contemporary German styles and ideas. Natori’s images represent a high-point in early photo-journalism, a style that was emulated by important photographers like Kimura Ihei and Domon Ken. The book is the one of the few in this collection printed outside Japan and it is of course intended for German consumption: There is much talk in the introduction on ‘Volk und Land’ as well as the martial spirit of a Japan, but very few of the images could actually be interpreted as nationalistic propaganda. Natori covers many aspects of public, private, as well as traditional and modern life of Japan, subjects that have remained the focus of countless photo-books ever since. (Titus Boeder, 4/2007)
- PB.365 (Photobook number)
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Object reference number: JCF20467
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