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TOMATSU Shomei. Yakimono Machi: Seto (1955)

TOMATSU Shomei. Yakimono no Machi — Seto (Pottery Town: Seto). Tokyo: Iwanami Shoten Shuppan (Iwanami Shashin Bunko 165), 1955. E.O. / First ed. — AVAILABLE: see STOCKLIST for pricing

Description — In-12 (18 x 12,5 x 0,5 cm), (64) p., 100 g.
Pict. softcover, b&w pictures. Text in Japanese.
Couv. souple ill., photographies n&b.

État / Condition — Fine (light wear to cover) / Bon (couverture un peu frottée).

Remarques & avis / Review — Lifestyle and activity in the town of Seto (Aichi, Japan), famous for its pottery and ceramics. One of Shomei TOMATSU's first solo photobooks, when he was working for Iwanami — superb portraits of the community of potters and their families — Ken DOMON's Chikuho no Kodomotachi is not far —, and a thorough account of the production of the renowned setomono.

Mode de vie et activité dans la ville de Seto (Aichi, Japan), célèbre pour sa poterie et céramique. L'un des premiers livres de photographies solo de TOMATSU Shomei, alors qu'il travaillait pour Iwanami — superbes portraits de la communauté de potiers et de leurs familles — le Chikuho no Kodomotachi de DOMON Ken n'est pas loin —, et un compte-rendu exhaustif de la production des fameuses setomono.

Divers / Misc. — Pictures reproduced (and thus attributed to) in TOMATSU Shomei's Aichi Mandala (2006).

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