The Gaze of Things: Japanese Photography in the Context of Provoke (Hardcover)

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The Gaze of Things: Japanese Photography in the Context of Provoke Cover Image
By Nuria Enguita, Akihito Yasumi (Text by (Art/Photo Books)), Miryam Sas (Text by (Art/Photo Books))


Focusing on the two most influential groups of postwar Japanese photographers--the Vivo group (1957-61) and the editorial collective responsible for the short-lived but legendary Provoke journal (1968)--The Gaze of Things supplies an overview of Japanese art and photography from the 1950s to the present, with a particular emphasis on the transformations undergone by photography during the period. Photographers associated with Vivo (including Ikko Narahara, Shomei Tomatsu, Eikoh Hosoe and Akira Sato) and Provoke (Daido Moriyama, Yutaka Takanashi and Takuma Nakahira) developed a new photographic language during the seismic shifts in postwar Japanese society, much of which centered on critiques of American occupation and Japan's adoption of American ways of life. Published to accompany an exhibition at the Bombas Gens Centre d'Art in Valencia, Spain, this catalog surveys these artists' lasting impact into the 21st century.

Product Details
ISBN: 9788417048860
ISBN-10: 8417048863
Publisher: La Fabrica
Publication Date: September 17th, 2019
Pages: 192
Language: English