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YASUZO NOJIMA AND CONTEMPORARIES: ONE ASPECT OF MODERN JAPANESE PHOTOGRAPHY AND PAINTINGS. Shoto Museum of Art, Tokyo, 1991. Organized and published in association with National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto. 176 pp. with 163 ills. (40 col.). 30 x 22 cm. ISBN 4876421293 In Japanese; foreword, four essays, biographical chronology and complete entries also in English.
Surveys the oeuvre of a pioneering figure in Japanese photography of the 1920s and 30s, presenting more than 100 pictorialist nude studies, portraits and still lifes by Nojima (1889-1964) along with 40 paintings in Western modernist styles by four artists whose works he actively promoted. Four essays discuss Nojima's career and the development of his subtly distinctive style, describe his activities as a curator, art dealer and publisher, and evaluate the psychological and aesthetic dimensions of his nude studies and portrait photographs.
Artist(s):Nojima, Yasuzo
Indexing: Western, Non-Western (Traditional/Native Arts) — Japan — 1900-1945 — Photography
Plans: 02,03,21,25
Worldwide Number: 023344
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