Zokei shashin (Abstract Photography)
- Zokei shashin (Abstract Photography)
Photography booklet, first edition. Numerous photographic illustrations. Japanese text. Small 8vo. Original printed wrappers.
- Published in: Tokyo-to
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)
- PB.418 (Photobook number)
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