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Item Code 3472

Title The Japanese Photobook 1912-1980

Author Ryuichi, Kaneko & Heiting, Manfred


ISBN: 9783958291768

Condition: 0



This book illustrates the development of photography as seen in photo publications in Japan?from the time of influence by European and American pictorialism, the German Bauhaus and Imperial military propaganda, to the complete collapse and destruction of the country in 1945. Then followed a new beginning: with the unique self-determination of a young generation of photographers and visual artists highlighted by the ?Provoke? style as well as protest and war documentation of the late 1950s to the early ?70s, the signature Japanese photobook, as we have come to know it, was born.

With detailed information and illustrations of over 400 photo publications, an introduction by Kaneko Ryuichi and essays by Fujimura Satomi, Duncan Forbes, Manfred Heiting, Mitsuda Yuri, Lizawa Kotaro, Shirayama Mari and Matthew S. Witkovsky, this is the first extensive English-language survey of Japanese photobooks of this period.


26.3 x 28.7 cm

Four-color process

578 pages, 3500 images


ISBN 978-3-95829-176-8

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