Number 2 : Nishinomiya City, Hyogo Pref., Japan, October 10, 1955. Squaro 4to (25,5 x 26,5 cm)., orig. plain red card-wrappers, with 6 small round perforation-holes showing the title Gutai and the issue number printed on the subsequent white page; total 32 pages incl. the wrappers. Numerous illustrations in the text in b/w, photographical reproductions and tipped-to-page illustrations in colour, and 1 full page in blue serigraphy by Syozo Shimamoto. Wrappers with light soilage, and defects to upper and lower corners of the front and back- covers and small defect to upper-right corner of page 3. Nevertheless a good copy of this extremely scarce number.
Directed by: Jiro Yoshihara, edited/published by Shozo Shimamoto.
"The second edition of the Gutai is mainly prepared by modern artists in their twenties residing in the Koba-Osaka district as was the case in the first edition.
A special emphasis has been given to the works of Miss Toshiko Kinoshita whose art has a unique beauty created on canvas by the adoption of chemicals and also to the young talent seen in Miss Michiko Inui who is only thriteen years old".
Other contributors : Atsuko Tanaka, Akira Kanayama, Shigeru Tsugimura, Hiroshi Okada.
"Gutaï" might be literary translated as "Embodiment". (Yozo Ukita).

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