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History of Japanese Photography 1840-1945 (1971)

Nihon Shashinka Kyokai-hen (Japan Photographers Society). Nihon Shashin-shi 1840-1945 (History of Japanese Photography). Tokyo : Heibon-sha, Showa 46 (1971). First ed. — AVAILABLE: see STOCKLIST for pricing

Description — Thick oblong 4° (30.5 x 22 x 3 cm), (520) p., 1.9 kg.
Hardcover, vertical pict. slipcase, (696) color and b&w photographs, b&w vignettes. Texts, illustrated chronology, index, afterword by WATANABE Yoshio, in Japanese.
Cartonnage, étui ill. vertical, (696) photographies coul. et n&b, vignettes n&b. Textes, chronologie illustrée, index, postface par Yoshio WATANABE, en japonais.

État / Condition — VG (wear to slipcase).
TB (étui frotté).

Remarques & avis / Review — A beautiful and massive pictorial history of Japanese photography from Meiji to the end of WW2, focused on photography itself (more than 700 plates!) as a capital material for an historical draft, in a superb, large, well-crafted volume. A personal favorite.

Une superbe et massive histoire illustrée de la photographie japonaise de Meiji à la fin de la seconde guerre mondiale, centrée sur la photographie elle-même en tant que matériau capital (plus de 700 images !) pour une esquisse historique, dans un superbe volume grand format très bien fini. Un favori personnel.

Divers / Misc. — See also:
Nihon Shashinka Kyokai-hen. Nihon Gendai Shashin-shi 1945-1970 (1977)

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