Gendai ryoki sentan zukan. Giryo SATO.
Gendai ryoki sentan zukan.
Gendai ryoki sentan zukan.
Gendai ryoki sentan zukan.
Gendai ryoki sentan zukan.

Gendai ryoki sentan zukan.


SATO, Giryo. Gendai ryoki sentan zukan. [Pictorial of the Modern, Curiosity Hunting, and the Avant-Garde]. 4, [2], 246, [2], 46, [2] pp. Small folio, 275 x 205 mm bound in publisher's decorated cloth and illustrated cardboard slipcase. Tokyo: Shinchosha, 1931.

A wonderfully strange Japanese photobook illustrating the Japanese fascination with pre-war Europe. A lavish homage to Neue Sachlichkeit and the Bauhaus. It is full of photographs in black and white and colour depicting erotica, grotesques, cabarets, revues, sport, avant-garde and more. Each illustration is accompanied by a translated caption from the original publication from which is was taken. The Art-Deco slipcase is worn, and there is rubbing to the binding, but both are rare survivals.

Heiting and Ryuichi. The Japanese Photobook, No. 47.

Item nr. 163821
Price: $1,750.00

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