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Shomei Tomatsu : skin of the nation

Author: Leo RubinfienShōmei TōmatsuSandra S PhillipsJohn W DowerJapan Society (New York, N.Y.)All authors
Publisher: San Francisco, Calif. : San Francisco Museum of Modern Art in association with Yale University Press, New Haven, ©2004.
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A retrospective on the career of Japanese photographer Shomei Tomatsu, whose work has chronicled the changing face of Japan from the 1950s until the present. Included are essays on all aspects of the life & career of the artist, as well as excerpts from Tomatsu's own writings.
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Genre/Form: Exhibition catalogs
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Named Person: Shōmei Tōmatsu; Shōmei Tōmatsu; Shomei Tomatsu; Shomei Tomatsu; Shōmei Tōmatsu
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Leo Rubinfien; Shōmei Tōmatsu; Sandra S Phillips; John W Dower; Japan Society (New York, N.Y.); Corcoran Gallery of Art.; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.
ISBN: 0300106041 9780300106046
OCLC Number: 55138841
Notes: Catalog of the exhibition held Sept. 22, 2004-Jan. 2, 2005 at the Japan Society, New York, May 21-Aug. 29, 2005 at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., and Feb.-May, 2006 at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.
Description: 223 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 27 cm.
Contents: Shōmei Tōmatsu: the skin of the nation / Leo Rubinfien --
Currents in photography in postwar Japan / Sandra S. Phillips --
Contested ground: Shōmei Tōmatsu and the search for identity in postwar Japan / John W. Dower.
Responsibility: Leo Rubinfien, Sandra S. Phillips, John W. Dower ; preface by Daido Moriyama.
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A retrospective on the career of Japanese photographer Shomei Tomatsu, whose work has chronicled the changing face of Japan from the 1950s until the present. Included are essays on all aspects of the life & career of the artist, as well as excerpts from Tomatsu's own writings.

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"Tomatsu's intensely subjective themes and experimental images were decisive to me in my youth... I had eyes for no other photographer." - Daido Moriyama, foreword to Shomei Tomatsu"

 
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