1929. Item #90322
[AVANT GARDE] ITAGAKI Takao, et al. SHINKÔ GEIJUTSU [Complete run] Tôkyô, Geibun-shoin. A complete six-issue set of the periodical 'Shinko Geijutsu', in 5 volumes (issues five and six were published together in one volume). 'Shinko Geijustu', translated as 'the new arts', or 'the avant-garde arts', was a magazine created by Itagaki Takaho (1894-1966), a Japanese art critic who pioneered Japanese cinema and photography study and influenced trends in modernism in the Showa period. The magazine featured articles on film, art, architecture, theatre, and so on, by some of the leading specialists of the day, including Iwasaki Akira and Sakakura Junzo. The wrappers for the issues were designed by Yoshida Kenkichi (1897-1982), who was heavily inspired by Zelvos's design for the 'Cahier d'Art' magazine. The spine-dates of the issues read Showa 4 (year 1, no.1-3) - Showa 5 (year 2, no.1-2/3). Only six issues were ever published, all of which are now difficult to find in the original wrappers. A rare complete set, in very good condition. Original wrappers, extremities very lightly chipped, foxed and worn, pencil scribble to upper wrapper of issue 5/6. Occasional small chips and bumps to page extremities, one or two small marks to text, ex-ownership stamps and light pencil notes to recto of lower wrappers. Spine of issue 5/6 chipped off. Otherwise in very good condition. 5 volumes, complete. , 78 p. + 5 unnumbered p. of illustrations ; , 106, [1 of ads] p. + 12 unnumbered p. of illustrations ; , 66 p. + 10 unnumbered p. of illustrations ; , 156 p. + 8 unnumbered p. of illustrations ; , 98, [1 of ads] p. + 8 unnumbered p. of illustrations. 21.2 x 18 cm. Text in Japanese.