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Synopsis: The short-lived Japanese magazine Provoke, founded in 1968, is nowadays recognized as a major contribution to postwar photography in Japan, featuring the country's finest representatives of protest photography, vanguard fine art and critical theory in only three issues overall. The magazine's goal was to mirror the complexities of Japanese society and its art world of the 1960s, a decade shaped by the country's first large-scale student protests. The movement yielded a wave of new books featuring innovative graphic design combined with photography: serialized imagery, gripping text-image combinations, dynamic cropping and the use of provocatively "poor" materials. The writings and images by Provoke's members-critic Koji Taki, poet Takahiko Okada, photographers Takuma Nakahira, Yakata Takanashi and Daido Moriyama-were suffused with the tactics developed by Japanese protest photographers such as Nobuyoshi Araki, Eikoh Hosoe and Shomei Tomatsu, who pointed at and criticized the mythologies of modern life. Provoke accompanies the first exhibition ever to be held on the magazine and its creators. Illuminating the various uses of photography in Japan at the time, the catalogue focuses on selected projects undertaken between 1960 and 1975 that offer a strongly interpretative account of currents in Japanese art and society at a moment of historical collapse and renewal.
Title: Provoke: Between Protest and Performance: ...
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Book Description Steidl Verlag/ Le Bal, 2016. Soft cover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. 1st Edition. The book retraces the history of the short-lived—but cult—avant-garde Japanese photography magazine Provoke. It reproduces the complete photographic works and critical writings showcased in the three issues by its members Koji Taki, Takahiko Okada, Takuma Nakahira, Yutaka Takanashi, and Daidō Moriyama. Positioning Provoke within a socio-historical context of major political upheaval, the book analyzes the influence and legacy of this powerful group that broke the boundaries between protest, photography and the performative arts in Japan. The book features full reprints of the three Provoke issues, students' “Protest books”, important theoretical texts of the period translated from Japanese for the first time, works from major performative artists/groups and interviews with Daidō Moriyama, Nobuyoshi Araki, and Eikō Hosoe, as well as previously unpublished critical and curatorial essays. Bookseller Inventory # 2
Book Description Steidl, 2016. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 3958291007
Book Description Steidl, 2016. Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. Bookseller Inventory # P023958291007
Book Description Steidl, 2016. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P113958291007
Book Description Steidl, 2016. Paperback. Book Condition: Used: Good. We ship International with Tracking Number! May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service! j. Bookseller Inventory # 3958291007D