Nouvelle construction de la beauté du corps humain

1932230 x 320 mm

of this book of photographs
Japanese avant-garde.

3 000 



Jintaibi no Shin Kosei 人体美の新構成 A new construction of the beauty of the human body.


An astonishing book of Japanese photographs published between the wars.
A celebration of the female body and posing through 12 photographs, each one transcribed by a diagram capturing the essence of the "pose".construction"and a text explaining the position of the model and the "beauty"The result is a new, more attractive product.
Shuzo NAKAGAWA, who was also a designer, was probably inspired by the iconic Czech photography books by Karel Teige and Karel Paspa, ABECEDA.
The folio is preserved in its publisher's slipcase decorated with a stencil-painted checkerboard, illustrated with a drawing of a female nude overlooking a moving wheel bearing the 12 Japanese ideograms of the title.

A very rare book, absent from most institutions .

Heiting and Ryûchi. The Japanese Photbook, No.53.




Tokyo, Taiyo Sha,1932.In-4, Sheets,230 x 320 mm,13 ff.

Title, 2-page introduction, followed by 12 photographs with a facing text beginning with a geometric lettering.
Publisher's hardback cover, illustrated with a nude woman, silver and black checkerboard pattern on spine and edge, covered with a riveted mobile. First title page browned, some spotting without affecting the photographs.