Irie Taikichi - Retrospective A Lifetime Of Works
|Mitsumura Suiko Shoin
Irie Taikichi (1905–1992) was especially fond of photographing the various historical and religious sites of Japan’s Nara Prefecture, where he was born. He also dedicated much of his work to Buddhist statues and imagery, some photographs of which were published already in the early 1940s. Other recurring subjects include ‘bunraku’ (traditional Japanese puppet theatre), idyllic scenes of pastoral Japanese landscapes and villages, and intimately beautiful pictures of flowers, leaves, and nature. This retrospective volume offers a comprehensive overview of Irie’s photographic work and contains hundreds of selections covering every aspect of his multifaceted oeuvre.
|384 p, ills colour & bw, 15 x 21 cm, pb, Japanese/English introduction