Shomei Tomatsu : skin of the nation / Leo Rubinfien, Sandra S. Phillips, John W. Dower ; preface by Daido Moriyama.

"Born in 1930 in Nagoya, Japan, Shomei Tomatsu came of age during the devastation of World War II. As a teenager he defied air-raid sirens to watch B-29 bombers roaring overhead; in 1950, as a university student, he began to take his first photographs. Drawing deliberately on the legacy of Surr...

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Main Authors: Rubinfien, Leo (Author), Phillips, Sandra S., 1945- (Author), Dower, John W. (Author)
Corporate Authors: Japan Society (New York, N.Y.), Corcoran Gallery of Art, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Other Authors: Tōmatsu, Shōmei, 1930-2012
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: San Francisco, Calif. : San Francisco Museum of Modern Art in association with Yale University Press, New Haven, [2004]
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Summary:"Born in 1930 in Nagoya, Japan, Shomei Tomatsu came of age during the devastation of World War II. As a teenager he defied air-raid sirens to watch B-29 bombers roaring overhead; in 1950, as a university student, he began to take his first photographs. Drawing deliberately on the legacy of Surrealism and the Western documentary tradition, the self-taught photographer quickly emerged as one of his generation's most sensitive observers of postwar Japan." "... this catalogue - the first comprehensive publication on Tomatsu to appear in English - includes essays addressing his fifty-year career, his artistic influences, and his historical context. A selection of excerpts from Tomatsu's own writings, many of which have never appeared in English, offers an intimate encounter with the issues and themes addressed in his photographs."--BOOK JACKET.
Item Description: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.
Physical Description:223 pages : illustrations (some colour) ; 27 cm
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references (pages 214-216).
ISBN:0300106041
9780300106046
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