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

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  • 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.

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    • 1965
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  • 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)


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

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  • Additional IDs

    • PB.413 (Photobook number)

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