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Yasuzo NOJIMA "Iwanami Shoten Series 4" 1998 Photobook

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Yasuzo NOJIMA, photographer. "Nihon Shashin-ka 4” - “Japanese Photographers 4." Tokyo: Iwanami Shoten, 1998, HB, dj, 23 x 22 cm, 72 pp, 54 b/w reproductions, text in Japanese.

Number 4 in a series of 40, spanning the history of Japanese photography. Excellent selection of photos from 1910-1951.

One of the most important figures of early Japanese photography. Through the 1920s, Nojima worked in the prevailing pictorial style, but starting from the 1930s his work took a more experimental turn. Nojima also co-founded the magazine Koga, which had a profound influence on the course of photography in Japan.

"One of the most important figures in the history of modern Japanese photography. Yasuzo Nojima’s works range from kaiga shugi shashin (pictorial photography) to shink shashin (new/straight photography) of the early twentieth century. His earliest works are characterized by a density and heaviness echoing that of pictorialism, based in his subtle sensitivity and the pigment printing process, the mainstream printing method of that time. In the 1930s, his style took a drastic turn under the influence of new trends in German photography, shifting toward cropped gelatin silver prints in pursuit of a form of expression that is unique to the medium."--Filippo Maggia

Condition: Good, with obi. Some rubbing to the jacket.

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