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Title:Gendai Ryoki Sentan Zukan
Price:AUD$650.00 (about USD$453.90)
Category:Art & Design
Item ID:LU00-0017219
Publisher:Shinchosa, Tokyo, 1931
Condition:Very Good
Shinchosa, 1931, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good, First

28cm x 20cm. [viii], 246, 47 pages, illustrations, some colour. Green cloth, gilt lettering, silver decoration, illustrated slipcase. Text is in Japanese, primarily illustrations. A collection of curious and stimulating images housed in a charming modernist binding and slipcase make up this wonderful 1930s Japanese study of the avant-garde and the bizarre. Arranged thematically the book is filled with photographs of nudes, cultural practise, showgirls, dance, sports, architecture, military, the avant-garde, fashion, and more, from Josephine Baker to the Bauhaus. Minor wear to cloth with some rubbing starting at the upper joint. A few touches of foxing to plates intermittently throughout but overall clean and bright. Very small chip to tail fore-edge corner of page 33/4. Japanese bookseller label to rear free endpaper. Slipcase is bright, some wear to the edges and corners. Shipped Weight: 1.27 kilos.
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