Japan: A Self Portrait: Photographs 1945-1964 by Hiraki Osam, Hiraki Osam, Marc Feustel, Takeuchi Keiichi |, Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
Japan: A Self Portrait: Photographs 1945-1964

Japan: A Self Portrait: Photographs 1945-1964

by Hiraki Osam, Hiraki Osam, Marc Feustel, Takeuchi Keiichi
     
 
The Japanese photographers in this volume are the undiscovered Cartier-Bresson, Brassai, or Doiseneau.

From the 1945 bombing of Japan to the 1964 Tokyo Olympic Games, photography blossomed in the rapidly evolving country. Documentary photography that captured the horrors of war shifted to focus on the human strength for survival and solidarity. By the mid-1950s

Overview

The Japanese photographers in this volume are the undiscovered Cartier-Bresson, Brassai, or Doiseneau.

From the 1945 bombing of Japan to the 1964 Tokyo Olympic Games, photography blossomed in the rapidly evolving country. Documentary photography that captured the horrors of war shifted to focus on the human strength for survival and solidarity. By the mid-1950s, Japan was at a crossroads between tradition and modernization, a contradiction immortalized by the most talented photographers of the time.

Chosen for aesthetic merit and content, these 150 photographs are accompanied by essays from renowned Japanese experts, covering historical, social, and photographic perspectives. Three chapters reflect the different periods of this societal transformation and the evolution of Japanese photography from social realism to a subjective and increasingly personal style.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9782080304636
Publisher:
Rizzoli
Publication date:
11/28/2004
Pages:
216
Product dimensions:
10.60(w) x 12.30(h) x 1.10(d)

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