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Asahi Camera: TAKESHISA Yumeji's Photography (1978)

Asahi Camera Special Issue December 1978: TAKEHISA Yumeji, sono Shashin no Sekai (The World of Yumeji TAKEHISA's Photographs). Tokyo: Asahi Shinbun-sha, 1978.AVAILABLE: see STOCKLIST for pricing

Description — In-4° (25.5 x 18 x 1 cm), 200 p., 400 g.
Pict. softcover, b&w pictures (approx. 150), illustrations (including 13 in colors). Text in Japanese.

Condition — Fine (light wear to cover).

Review — A wonderful special issue of Asahi Camera dedicated to the little-known and prolific photography of Japan's most famous painter, TAKEHISA Yumeji (1884-1934): women of course, landscapes and people, mostly in very modern blurry b&w and slanted angles. Also: a few of his paintings (commented by YOKOO Tadanori) and drawings amongs his pictures, and more general section about photography in the Taisho period.

Misc. — Unsurprisingly (similarities between TAKEHISA's & MORIYAMA's landscapes being quite evident), this issue includes one article by MORIYAMA Daido. Also some visual contributions by UEDA Shoji, NAKAMURA Rikko...

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