1932. Item #89729
[AVANT-GARDE] KANAMARU Shigene. SHINKÔ SHASHIN NO TSUKURIKATA. Tôkyô, Genkôsha, 1932. 4to., 27 x 19.8 cm Bound western-style in decorated boards. The book design and covers are by Onchi Kôshirô, perhaps the most important book designer of the 20th century in Japan. This volume, "THE MAKING OF AVANT GARDE PHOTOGRAPHY" and his famous "HIKO KANNO [THE SENSATION OF FLIGHT]" are considered masterpieces. In addition, one may not ignore the fact of this work's great impact on Japanese photographers of the day, The text and selected images published herein provided a new artistic vocabulary for an entire generation of photographers. There is a bit of fading to the spine, else the book itself is very clean and even includes an order form and advance advertisement for the book laid-in. The rare slipcase, though faded and browned by age and sunlight, is whole and present. A remarkable copy of a remarkable book in the history of world photography.