1929. Item #88938
[AVANT GARDE] ITAGAKI Takao. KIKAI TO GEIJUTSU TO NO KO^RYU^. Tokyo, Iwanami Shoten, Sho^wa 4 , 1st printing. 8vo., decorated cloth covers. One of the most important works of criticism by Itagaki, the man who "invented" avant garde photography in Japan. This examination of the CONFLUENCE OF ART AND THE MACHINE is not only an intellectual achievement of great importance, it is a wonderful piece of book design, as well. Itagaki and the important avant garde photographer, Horino Masao, collaborated to create this interesting and heavily illustrated work. Without the cardboard slipcase but otherwise complete. A very scarce work, especially the first printing.