Camera: Eye × Steel: Composition - Masterpieces of Japanese Photography
This publication offers a faithful reproduction of Masao Horino’s 1932 photobook “Camera: Eye × Steel: Composition”. Horino, one of the leading artists of Japan’s New Photography movement, presented not only a visual transformation of his “beauty of the machine” ideals into the visual realm but also a remarkable achievement in the history of the photobook, with its concise binding, composition and modern design.
Featuring photographs of large-sized machines like ships and modern architectural structures like bridges and towers in close-ups and various differing angles, Horino’s images are among the most detailed and sophisticated photographs taken in Japan before World War II.
The book is accompanied by a booklet with in-depth commentary by Kotaro Iizawa and Ryuichi Kaneko in Japanese and in English translation.
Please note that “Camera: Eye × Steel: Composition”, with writings by Horino, is presented in Japanese only.