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Watanabe, Yoshio

Overview
Works: 134 works in 233 publications in 4 languages and 1,624 library holdings
Genres: Pictorial works  History  Exhibition catalogs  Handbooks and manuals 
Roles: Photographer, Author, Editor, Illustrator, Other, Compiler
Classifications: NA6057.I8, 726.19
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Most widely held works by Yoshio Watanabe
Ise, prototype of Japanese architecture by Asahi Shinbunsha( Book )

9 editions published in 1965 in English and held by 738 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bruno Taut ranks the Ise Shrine with the Parthenon in architectural importance. John Burchard, in his preface, characterizes Ise as "one of the great architectural achievements of history. ... I suppose," he comments, "Ise has many lessons for contemporary architects once they get over being embarrassed by it." Robin Boyd, in his book, 'Kenzo Tange', observes that it was only after the Second World War that the West realized that many qualities of modern architecture were quite old. "These qualities had existed for centuries in Japanese buildings. ... It [Japanese tradition] relied on the use of ingenious construction and untreated natural material to build a sort of refined extension of nature: a concentration of nature's own kind of beauty. Thus Japan was rediscovered." The Ise Shrine, situated some 270 miles west of Tokyo, is both old and new. The shrine dates from at least A.D. 685, but every twenty years it is completely rebuilt. Each rebuilding--there have been 59 so far--is scrupulously undertaken to guarantee an exact and identical reproduction of the preceding shrine. In 1953, after the most recent renewal, but prior to the transfer of religious objects, not only were the authors allowed to inspect the prohibited area--it is ringed by four fences and contains the most important buildings--but they were granted unprecedented permission to photograph it. This book represents the first opportunity for most Westerners to view and study one of the architectural wonders of the world. 'ISE : Prototype of Japanese Architecture begins with a preface by John Burchard and a foreword by the internationally recognized architect, Kenzo Tange. Tange also has written one of the two main essays in the book; the other is by Noboru Kawazoe, in which Ise is examined primarily in terms of Japanese mythology and history. Tange discusses Ise in an architectural perspective; he writes, "In the subsequent history of Japanese architecture, extending over more than a thousand years, it has proved impossible to advance beyond the form of Ise. ... Along with the Parthenon Ise represents the peak in the history of world architecture. 'ISE : Prototype of Japanese Architecture belongs' in every fine arts collection and in every architectural library. The photographs, reproduced with exquisite care, make this book an invaluable architectural study, a work of genuine scholarship, and a visual delight. The text, especially prepared for a Western audience, invites the attention of all those interested in Japanese culture. Scholars of comparative religion and cultural anthropology will also find the book of value."--Publisher's description
Kyūden by Yoshio Watanabe( Book )

8 editions published between 1969 and 1990 in Japanese and Chinese and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bakumatsu : shashin no jidai( Book )

5 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in Japanese and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bunraku, Japanese puppet play by Yoshio Watanabe( Book )

3 editions published in 1939 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ise : Nihon kenchiku no genkei by Kenzō Tange( Book )

5 editions published in 1962 in Japanese and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ise und Izumo : die Schreine des Schintoismus by Taryō Ōbayashi( Book )

1 edition published in 1982 in German and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nihon no tera : Kyōto by Toshio Fukuyama( Book )

4 editions published between 1961 and 1962 in Japanese and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shinto art: Ise and Izumo shrines by Yasutada Watanabe( Book )

8 editions published between 1964 and 1980 in Japanese and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The beauty of Japan photographed by Yoshio Watanabe( Book )

4 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Watanabe Yoshio = Watanabe Yoshio by Yoshio Watanabe( Book )

4 editions published in 1997 in Japanese and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kinkakuji, Ginkakuji by Yoshio Watanabe( Book )

4 editions published between 1960 and 1962 in Japanese and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ise Jingū by Yoshio Watanabe( Book )

4 editions published between 1973 and 1994 in Japanese and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tōshōdaiji : Kondō to Kōdō by Yoshiaki Kudō( Book )

2 editions published between 1974 and 1993 in Japanese and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yakushiji : Tōtō by Masaru Sawamura( Book )

3 editions published between 1974 and 1993 in Japanese and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jōruriji by Yoshio Watanabe( Book )

3 editions published between 1959 and 1962 in Japanese and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tōdaiji Daibutsu to Daibutsuden by Yasuji Maeda( Book )

2 editions published between 1974 and 1993 in Japanese and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chūgūji, Hōrinji, Hōkiji by Hisashi Mōri( Book )

2 editions published in 1982 in Japanese and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Koji kenchiku nyūmon by Yoshiaki Kudō( Book )

2 editions published in 1984 in Japanese and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Taimadera by Taka Yanagisawa( Book )

2 editions published in 1982 in Japanese and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shashin 100-nen : Nihonjin ni yoru shashin hyōgen no rekishi ten( Book )

1 edition published in 1969 in Japanese and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This could be almost the first exhibition organizing the history of Japanese photography. By the sponsorship of the Japan Photographers Association, the history of photography for about 100 years from the end of Edo / Meiji to the defeat of the Pacific War was organized in the form of exhibition. The exhibition was held in Seibu Department Store in 1968. People involved in the organization of the exhibition were Tōmatsu Shōmei, Tagi Kōji, Nakahira Takuma et al. It is worth noting that the work of this history description was carried out by photographers themselves who were early to mid-carrier photographers, not by professional photo critics or photo historians. Region covered were from northern Hokkaido to the south to Kyushu, the contents were dealt with a wide range from anonymous photographs with the purpose of documenting reality to photo work tackled as expression. In addition, based on the results of this exhibition, a book named "Japan Photography History 1840-1945" was published in 1971. -- Seiichi Tsuchiya. DMP Museum Information Japan Artscape
 
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Alternative Names
Watanabe, Yoshio 1907-2000

Yoshio, Watanabe

Yoshio Watanabe 1907-2000

Yoshio Watanabe fotògraf japonès

Yoshio Watanabe fotógrafo japonés

Yoshio Watanabe fotógrafu xaponés (1907–2000)

Yoshio Watanabe Japanese photographer

Yoshio Watanabe japanischer Fotograf

Yoshio Watanabe Japans fotograaf (-)

Yoshio Watanabe Japans fotograaf (1907-2000)

Yoshio Watanabe photographe japonais

Ватанабэ, Ёсио

يوشيو واتانابي مصور ياباني

도변의웅 1907-2000

ワタナベ, ヨシオ 1907-2000

渡辺 義雄 1907-2000

渡辺義雄 1907-

渡辺義雄 1907-2000

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