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"ARS Camera Annual 1941" PhotoBook Rare Japan WWII NOJIMA UEDA HAMAYA KIMURA

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"Arusu Shashin Nenkan 2601" - "ARS Photographic Annual 2601." Japan: ARS Publishing Co., 1941, First Edition, PB, dj, 26 cm x 19 cm, 2 color & 98 b/w photos, 148 pp of photos and text + additional pages of advertisements, Japanese text.

Very rare book. Artistry under the shadow of war increases the emotional resonance of these beautiful images. Numerous famous photographers. The handful of war-related photos would have earmarked copies of this book for destruction during the American occupation after WWII.

"Ars Shashin Nenkan was a supplement to Camera magazine, dedicated to out-standing examples of contemporary photography. The present issue contains work by NOJIMA Yasuzo, UEDA Shoji, NAKAYAMA Iwata, NISHIYAMA Kiyoshi, KUWAHARA Kineo, YASUI Nakaji, HAMAYA Hiroshi and KIMURA Ihei. At the back there small appendix of patriotic images relating to the war in China as well as the political situation at home. An index at the back provides addresses, occupations, and photo-club membership for all the photographers. The abstract composition on the cover is by DOMON Ken."--Maggs

Condition: Fair. Though the photo pages are actually pretty clean, having been printed on a glossier style paper which has repelled moisture effects and foxing. But the surrounding (beginning and ending) pages of text, which is printed on a more common stock shows its age. Exterior wear to the jacket, but the book binding has held together with no loose pages.

Shipping costs: Checkout settings are for International airmail "small packet" (available for packages up to 2 kg), delivery estimated at 5-8 days - $13.20. Two other shipping options are also available: Economy airmail shipping SAL (surface/air), delivery estimated at 2-3 weeks - $7.80; and International EMS (express mail service), delivery estimated within 2-4 days - $18.60 (USA), $22.00 (Europe). Shipping weight: approx. 675g.

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