This is the first monograph illustrating the fascinating visual experiments of a very talented photographer of the Bauhaus era. Iwao Yamawaki is an interesting figure at the intersection of modernism and the history of Japanese photography. He began his career as an architect but became dissatisfied with Japanese practices, travelled to Germany in 1930, and enrolled as a student of the Bauhaus in Dessau. He started studying architecture, but soon moved on to the photography section where he produced architecture photography, portraits, still-lifes and photomontages. Yamawaki continuously analysed the relationship between photography and the design of spaces, and he often tried to interpret the connection between human beings and architectural space in his pictures. Introduction by Ingrid Sischy, edited by Karl Lagerfeld.
Size: 12.8 x 13.5 x 1 inches
Publication Date: March 2000
Available from the gallery for $65