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Zokei shashin (Abstract Photography)

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  • Museum number

    2008,3035.161

  • Title (object)

    • Zokei shashin (Abstract Photography)
  • Description

    Photography booklet, first edition. Numerous photographic illustrations. Japanese text. Small 8vo. Original printed wrappers.

  • Producer name

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1941
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  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Curator's comments

    Relating to item 81 in the catalogue. 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. Very rare. No copy in OCLC. (Titus Boeder)

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  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    2008

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    2008,3035.161

  • Additional IDs

    • PB.418 (Photobook number)

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