"ALFRED STIEGLITZ AND YASUZO NOJIMA". Collectif. Editions The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo. 1997.
ALFRED STIEGLITZ AND YASUZO NOJIMA
"ALFRED STIEGLITZ AND YASUZO NOJIMA". Collectif. Editions The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo. 1997. Grand in-8, dos droit, couverture souple cartonnée photo. 128 pages. Texte bilingue Japonais / Anglais de Rei Masuda : "Alfred Stieglitz and the Eminence of His Straight Photography" & de Mika Kuraya : "Yasuzo Nojima's Eye for Photography", illustré de très nombreuses reproductions photographiques noir & blanc hors texte, 46 par Alfred Stieglitz et 47 par Yasuzo Nojima. Ouvrage réalisé dans le cadre de l'exposition éponyme au National Film Center, The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, du 09 Septembre au 25 Octobre 1997.
"Known as "the father of modern photography", Alfred Stieglitz (1864-1946) made an indelible impact on its history urging the recognition of photography as a form of modern art. Yasuzo Nojima (1889-1964), a leading figure in the pictorial photography movement in Japan from the 1910s and the 1920s, cofounded the photography magazine Koga (Light Pictures) in the early 1930 when the Shinko Shashin (New Photography) was advocated. Although there was a twenty-odd-year difference in their age, the activities of these distinguished photographers had many common aspects such as creation of public acceptance of contemporar8y developments in art and photography through their magazines and exhibitions at their galleries. From 1905 to 1917, Steiglitz maintained his "291" gallery in New York City, where he exhibited contemporary photography and introduced European avant-garde art including works by Picasso and Matisse for the first time in the USA. In 1919, Nojima started his gallery Kubotoya-gado in Kanda, Tokyo, which, together with his home opened to the public, served as an exhibition space for ambitious painters such as Tetsugoro Yorozu and Ryusei Kishida. Through their sponsorship of and friendship with contemporary artists, both photographers witnessed firsthand the rapid development of 20th-century art..." Kiyohisa Nishizaki & Muneyuki Matsushita. Ref LPB0523