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KIMURA Ihei. Kessaku / Select Pictures (1954)



KIMURA Ihei Select Pictures / Kessaku Shashinshu (Photography Masterpieces). Tokyo: Asahi Shinbun / Asahi Camera Henshu, Showa 29 (1954). E.O. / First ed. — AVAILABLE: see STOCKLIST for pricing

Description — In-4° (31 x 22 x 2 cm), (168) p., 1.1 kg.
Cloth binding, pict. dj, cardboard slipcase, 132 b&w photographs. Foreword by Hideo TSUMURA, Index, Captions, in both English & Japanese; Postface 'Watashi no Shashin-seikatsu' by Ihei KIMURA, Notes on the pictures, in Japanese. Bookbinding design by Hiromu HARA.
Reliure toile, jaquette ill., étui cartonné, 132 photographies n&b. Avant-propos par TSUMURA Hideo, Index, en anglais et japonais ; Postface 'Watashi no Shashin-seikatsu' par KIMURA Ihei, Notes sur les photos, en japonais.

État / Condition — Fine (light wear to dj and slipcase). / Bon (étui et jaquette un peu frottés).

Remarques & avis / Review — The first overview of the photographic works of Ihei KIMURA, that covers the 1930s-50s: portraits of novelists and actresses, street photographs, kabuki, Tokyo, Akita, Okinawa (in the 1930s), China (incl. prewar Manchuria), etc. Finely crafted, mostly full-page & full-spread pictures, printed in beautiful and subtle shades of grey. The predecessor and perfect companion to the superb Kimura Ihei no Me(1970). Uncommon in fine condition. An important work and a personal favorite.

La première rétrospective des œuvres photographiques de KIMURA Ihei, qui couvre les années 1930-50 : portraits de romanciers et d'actrices, photogrpahie de rue, kabuki, Tokyo, Akita, Okinawa (dans les années 30), Chine (dont Mandchourie avant-guerre), etc. Belle finition, photos à pleine ou double page pour la plupart, imprimées en belles et délicates nuances de gris. Le prédécesseur et parfait compagnon du superbe Kimura Ihei no Me (1970). Peu courant en bon état. Un ouvrage important et un favori personnel.

Divers / Misc. — Contents / themes:

Kabuki (Kikugoro VI, Uzaemon XV)
Okinawa (1930s)
Portraits of artists & actresses (1930s-1950s)
Shanghai
China (1940s)
Japan after the surrender
Noh & Bunraku (1950s)
Japan: traditional countryside (Sumida / Akita)
Japan: streetshots (Nagasaki)































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