What just happened?

To celebrate Vikings Live, we have replaced our Roman alphabet with the runic alphabet used by the Vikings, the Scandinavian ‘Younger Futhark’. The ‘Younger Futhark’ has only 16 letters, so we have used some of the runic letters more than once or combined two runes for one Roman letter.

For an excellent introduction to runes, we recommend Martin Findell’s book published by British Museum Press.

More information about how we have ‘runified’ this site

 

Collection online

Additional options
Production date to

Or search by

Searching...

Nojima Yasuzo isaku shu 野島康三遺作集 (A Posthumous Album of Nojima Yasuzo)

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    2008,3035.156

  • Title (object)

    • Nojima Yasuzo isaku shu 野島康三遺作集 (A Posthumous Album of Nojima Yasuzo)
  • Description

    Photobook, one volume, first edition. Numerous photographic plates (incl. 1 colour plate). Japanese text. 4to. Original cloth in slipcase.

  • Producer name

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1965
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Curator's comments

    Nojima Yasuzo (1889-1964) is held in high regard in Japan as somebody who explored photography as an art form. He was born in Saitama Prefecture. In 1909 he entered Keio University but had to break off his studies due to poor health. In the following years he was active both as a painter and a photographer an in 1915 he opened a photographic studio in Nihonbashi. He was strongly influenced by the German travelling exhibition 'Film und Foto' that came to Japan in 1931. Standing at the cross-roads of pictorialism and 'new photography' Nojima's work has a grainy painterly feel while his focus is very modern at the same time. His own style is particularly noticeable in his portraits and bulky nude studies that exude a fresh earthiness far removed from the Ukiyo-e aesthetic. The present work was published in conjunction with an exhibition at the Fuji Photo Salon, held just a few weeks after his death and is his first monograph. Design and layout by Hara Hiromu. Very rare. No copy in OCLC. (Titus Boeder)

    More 

  • Exhibition history

    Exhibited:

    2010 Feb-Jun, BM Japanese Galleries, 'Japan from Prehistory to the Present'
    2013 Apr – Oct, BM Japanese Galleries, 'Japan from Prehistory to the Present'

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    2008

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    2008,3035.156

  • Additional IDs

    • PB.413 (Photobook number)

There is no image of this object, or there may be copyright restrictions

Image service:

Request new photography

Recommend


Feedback

If you’ve noticed a mistake or have any further information about this object, please email: collectiondatabase@britishmuseum.org 

View open data for this object with SPARQL endpoint

Object reference number: JCF20522

British Museum collection data is also available in the W3C open data standard, RDF, allowing it to join and relate to a growing body of linked data published by organisations around the world.

View this object

Support the Museum:
donate online

The Museum makes its collection database available to be used by scholars around the world. Donations will help support curatorial, documentation and digitisation projects.

About the database

The British Museum collection database is a work in progress. New records, updates and images are added every week.

More about the database 

Supporters

Work on this database is supported by a range of sponsors, donors and volunteers.

More about supporters and how you
can help  

Loading...