1953 : Shedding Light on Art in Japan


1953-cover-1 1953-spread-1
Scarce 1st edition of this heavy book published on the occasion of the exhibition “1953 : Shedding Light on Art” at Meguro Museum of Art Tokyo, June 8 – July 21, 1996, an exhibition that looked deeply into the important transitional years of the early 1950s post-war Japanese and the climate of new modern design, architecture and the society that surrounded it. Giving birth to a new avant-garde in Japan, including Mono-ha, Gutai, Jikken Kobo (Experimental Workshop) and other avant-garde movements, this books covers the vast array of artistic activity taking place in Japan in this period, across painting, sculpture, performance, design, architecture, photography, crafts, and more. Illustrated throughout in colour and black and white. All texts in Japanese.
Includes inserted exhibition stub.

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1953 : Shedding Light on Art in Japan
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