National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo

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Forms in Aggression
Formative Uprising of the 1960s


Scarce Japanese book published in 1987 to accompany a major exhibition surveying the expression of post-war Japanese Craftspeople at the National Museum of Modern Art in Tokyo. Features forward and three essays in Japanese and English, plus a fantastic selection of artists profiled in vivid full colour and black and white images throughout the book of their incredible sculptural forms. Also features a chronology and list of works.
Features the work of Kawamoto Goro, Kato Kiyoyuki, Ochi Kenzo, Kumakura Junkichi, Koie Ryoji, Sugie Jumpei, Suzuki Osamu, Suzuki Hyosaku III, Tsuji Shindo, Nakamura Kimpei, Isamu Noguchi, Hattori Shunsho, Hayashi Yasuo, Banura Shogo, Fujihira Shin, Miura Kageo, Mitsuhashi Kunitami, Miyata Rando III, Motono Toichi, Morino Hiroaki, Yagi Kazuo, Yanagihara Mutsuo, Yamada Hikaru, working across primarily ceramic, but also textile, metal and painting.
A wonderful, rare publication of well-known and very rarely seen wonders of post-war Japanese crafts.

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Kiyoji Ohtsuji Retrospective
Experimental Workshop of Photography

Kiyoji Ohtsuji (Otsuji) played a critical role in post-war Japanese avant-garde photography. His documentation in the 1950s of groups such as Experimental Workshop, an interdisciplinary artistic movement of which he was a member, covered everything from stage design to rehearsal sessions to final performances, providing intimate records of their ephemeral choreographed stagings. A renowned photographer, professor and critical writer, Ohtsuji profoundly influenced subsequent generations of Japanese photographers through his analysis of photography as a medium

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The Past and Present of Photography

Publication to accompany the exhibition “The Past and Present of Photography” that traveled between The National Museum of Modern Art (Tokyo – Japan) and The National Museum of Modern Art (Kyoto – Japan) in 1990.
248 works of 42 internationally renowned photographers from the 1920s onwards are presented in this exhibition catalogue, with a number of pages dedicated to each artist. The works are further categorised into five sections: ‘the Past and the Present of Photography,’ ‘Modernism / Asethetics of Photography,’ ‘Expression and Document,’ ‘Wavering Photography,’ and ‘Forms of Absense.’

Artists featured: Diane Arbus, Tina Barney, Bernhard & Hilla Becher, Bill Brandt, Brassaï, Arnaud Claass, Ei-Kyu, Walker Evans, Robert Frank, Lee Friedlander, Hamish Fulton, Andreas Gursky, Kambee Hanaya, Fuyuki Hattori, Lewis W. Hine, André Kertész, Ihee Kimura, William Klein, Kiyoshi Koishi, Josef Koudelka, Man Ray, Lisette Model, László Moholy-Nagy, Daido Moriyama, Martin Parr, Albert Renger-Patzsch, Alexander M. Rodchenko, Sebastião Salgado, August Sander, Michael Schimdt, Charles Sheeler, Toshio Shibata, Osamu Shiihara, W. Eugene Smith, Alfred Stieglitz, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Shomei Tomatsu, Shoji Ueda, Weegee, Tadasu Yamamoto, Nobou Yamanaka, Nakaji Yasui.

List of works, biographies and selected bibliographies of the participating artists, along with an introduction given by Tohru Matsumoto are included in the catalogue.

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