THE JAPANESE PHOTOBOOK 1912-1990 - SIGNED BY AUTHOR MANFRED HEITING
Heiting, Manfred & Kaneko Ryuichi. With contributions by Fujimura Satomi, Duncan Forbes, Mitsuda Yuri, Iizawa Kotaro, Shirayama Mari, and Matthew S. Witkovsky. Gottingen, GERMANY: Steidl, 2017. First Edition. Stout 4to. Pictorial Boards. Photographic History. As New/No Jacket - As Issued. 576 pp, profusely illustrated in color and b&w. Text in English and Japanese. Designed by Manfred Heiting.
Edited by Manfred Heiting - who has also designed and edited extensive surveys of German and Soviet photobooks, “The Japanese Photobook 1912-1990” illustrates the development of photography in twentieth Century as seen in the photo publications of Japan. Documenting successively the early Modernist influences of European and American Pictorialism, the German Bauhaus and Imperial military propaganda, to the complete collapse and destruction of the country in 1945, it then records a new beginning with the unique self-determination of a young generation of Post-War photographers and visual artists highlighted by the “Provoke” style, as well as protest and war documentation of the late 1950s to the early ’70s - the signature "Japanese photobook" - as we have come to know it.
This massive, authoritative, and highly visual undertaking presents an essay by Ryuichi Kaneko - the leading historian of Japanese photobooks, contributions from Fujimura Satomi, Duncan Forbes, Mitsuda Yuri, Iizawa Kotaro, Shirayama Mari, and Matthew S. Witkovsky, and detailed information and illustrations of over four hundred photographically-illustrated publications. It is the most extensive English-language survey of Japanese photobooks of this period, and a crucial step in making the history of Japanese photography – long-neglected by the Western canon - accessible to the English-speaking world.
PLEASE NOTE: Copies of “The Japanese Photobook 1912-1990” will be signed Saturday, December 16th and shipped starting on Tuesday, December 19th. 978-3958291768 Inventory Number: E000TJP