Description: bilingual photograhic
annual showcasing the top Japanese art photographers
of the year. Several photographic essays, numerous
full page plates printed in duotone halftone and rotogravure.
Also included (in Japanese only) is a listing of over
a thousand Japanese photo clubs and associations, photo
studios, photogaphers, and retailers. The plates includes:
35 duo tone plates (5 plates mounted); 50 half tone
plates; 32 photogravure plates. The text is comprised
of 41 intro pages, 101 directory pages, and 25 essay
pages. A wonderful reference item packs with loads
of reference material. as well as photographs by
many big name Japanese photographers of the day including:
Koro Kometani, Ryutaro Ono, Matsutaro Ohashi, Chotaro
Hidaka, Ori Umesaka, Nakaji
Yasui, to name a few.
Condition: duotone plate section
very good, while the silky rotogravure plates show
signs of the paper aging. The lettepress text pages
for the directory pages and photographer listing (back
section) have some foxing spots throughout.. The cover
is ditressed with signs of rubbing and overlapping
sections frayed; also a stain on the Japanese
cover. The spine is also distressed. These condition
problems can be seen in the photos above and below.
Due to the condition problems this example is priced
at half the usual market price.