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1953 : Shedding Light on Art in Japan


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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Dada in Japan 1920 – 1970

This first edition hard-cover book (in fine pulped, recycled paper dust jacket) documents the Dada movement in Japan from 1920s to 1970s through a collection of photos, artists’ statements and recollections, published in Japan in 1988 (following on from a publication ‘Dada in Japan: Japanische Avantgarde, 1920-1970: Eine Fotodokumentation’ from a large exhibition held at Kunstmuseum Duesseldorf in Germany in 1983). It covers the rarely seen photographic documentation of the avant-garde movements of Mavo, Gutai and more, featuring imagery and ephemera from installations, happenings, theatre performances, rallies, and protests including the work of artists Genpei Akasegawa, Atsuko Tanaka, Kazuo Shiraga, Nakanishi Natsuyuki, Shozo Shimamoto, Tomoyoshi Murayama, Yoshimura Masanobu, Tetsumi Kudo, and many others.

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Dada in Japan 1920 – 1970

This book documents the Dada movement in Japan from 1920s to 1970s through a collection of photos, artists’ statements and recollections. It is a revised 2005 edition of a book first published in Japan in 1988 (following on from a publication ‘Dada in Japan: Japanische Avantgarde, 1920-1970: Eine Fotodokumentation’ from a large exhibition held at Kunstmuseum Duesseldorf in Germany in 1983). It covers the rarely seen photographic documentation of the avant-garde movements of Mavo, Gutai and more, featuring imagery and ephemera from installations, happenings, theatre performances, rallies, and protests including the work of artists Genpei Akasegawa, Atsuko Tanaka, Kazuo Shiraga, Nakanishi Natsuyuki, Shozo Shimamoto, Tomoyoshi Murayama, Yoshimura Masanobu, Tetsumi Kudo, and many others.

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