Item Number: 108170
Title: YASUZO NOJIMA
Author: Maggia, Filippo ; Chiara Dall'Olio (eds)
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Description: Milano: Skira, 2010. 28cm., hardcover, 224pp., 250 color and b&w illus. Exhibition held at Fotomuseo Giuseppe Panini, Modena. Summary: One of the most important figures in the history of modern Japanese photography. Yasuzo Nojima’s works range from kaiga shugi shashin (pictorial photography) to shink shashin (new/straight photography) of the early twentieth century. His earliest works are characterized by a density and heaviness echoing that of pictorialism, based in his subtle sensitivity and the pigment printing process, the mainstream printing method of that time. In the 1930s, his style took a drastic turn under the influence of new trends in German photography, shifting toward cropped gelatin silver prints in pursuit of a form of expression that is unique to the medium. Nojima was also known as an enthusiastic art lover, opening a gallery in Tokyo at his own expense, holding exhibitions of works by up-and-coming artists. This catalogue is composed of works from the Nojima Collection at Museum of Modern Art of Kyoto.
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