Japan's Modern Divide ─ The Photographs of Hiroshi Hamaya and Kansuke Yamamoto
- 出版社：J Paul Getty Museum Pubns
- 作者：Judith Keller (EDT); Amanda Maddox (EDT); Kotaro Iizawa (CON); Ryuichi Kaneko (CON); Jonathan Reynolds (CON)
- 規格：28.6cm*25.4cm*2.5cm (高/寬/厚)
Hiroshi Hamaya (1915–1999) was born and raised in Tokyo and, after an initial period of creative experimentation, turned his attention to recording traditional life and culture on the coast of the Sea of Japan. In 1940 he began photographing the New Year’s rituals in a remote village, which was published as Yukiguni (Snow country). He went on to record cultural changes in China, political protests in Japan, and landscapes around the world.
Kansuke Yamamoto (1914–1987) became fascinated by the innovative approaches in art and literature exemplified by such Western artists as Man Ray, Rene Magritte, and Yves Tanguy. He promoted Surrealist and avant-garde ideas in Japan through his poetry, paintings, sculptures, and photographs.
Along with essays by the book’s coeditors, Judith Keller and Amanda Maddox, are essays by Kotaro Iizawa, Ryuichi Kaneko, and Jonathan M. Reynolds, life chronologies, and a selection of poems by Yamamoto translated by John Solt. This book, which features more than one hundred images, accompanies an exhibition of the same name on view at the J. Paul Getty Museum from March 26 to August 25, 2013.