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  • "Mavo Manifesto", in the pamphlet for the first Mavo exhibition at Denpōin Temple in Asakusa, 1923; repr. in Nihon no Dada 1920-1970, ed. Yoshio Shirakawa, Tokyo: Hakuba Shobō and Kazenobara, 1988, pp 35-36.
  • Tomoyoshi Murayama, Ichimei ishikiteki kōsei shugi e no dōtei [現在の藝術と未來の藝術 一名、意識的構成主義への道程], 1924.
  • Mavo, July 1924-August 1925, 7 issues. Published by Chōryūsha and edited by Tatsuo Okada and Tomoyoshi Murayama. Magazine inspired by Dada and by the irrationality in Zen. Changed name in October 1928 to Keisei gahō [Formative Pictorial] and became the private publication of Tatsuo Okada. Contributors included Toda Tatsuo and Yanase Masamu. [3]
On art and the machine
  • Tomoyoshi Murayama, "Kikaiteki yōso no geijutsu he no dō'nyū" [The Introduction of Mechanical Elements into Art], Mizue 227 (January 1924).
  • Shin keitai bi danmen [Profile of the New Form of Beauty], Special Issue of Atorie 6:5 (May 1929).
    • Sadanosuke Nakada, [A Theory of the New Form of Beauty].
    • Tomoyoshi Murayama, "Saikin no geijutsu ni okeru kikaibi" [The Beauty of the Machine in Contemporary Art].
  • Takao Itagaki, Kikai to geijutsu to no kōryū [Interactions Between Art and the Machine], Tokyo: Iwanami Shoten, 1929.
  • Kikai geijutsuron [機械藝術論; Theory of the Machine and Art], Tokyo: Tenninsha [天人社], 1930; repr. by Tokyo: Yumani Shobō, 1991. Articles by ten authors from different fields of art, each writing on the relationship between the machine and their particular genre.
  • Toshimi Kimura (ed.), Kikai to geijutsu kakumei [The Machine and Artistic Revolution], Tokyo: Hakuyōsha, 1930; repr. in Kikai to geijutsu (Korekushon Modan Toshi Bunka 45) [Machine and Art (Modern Urban Culture Collection 45)], ed. Nobuhiko Baba, Tokyo: Yumani Shobō, 2009. Translations of articles by R.M. Fox, Edward J. O'Brien, and others, and two articles by Kimura. The book focuses on reviewing how the machine played crucial roles at the times when various new artistic styles emerged as well as on the relationship between the machine and capitalism or the proletariat.
  • Harue Koga, "Kikai to bijutsu" [The Machine and Art], Wakakusa (June 1931).
Artists' books
  • Kyōjirō Hagiwara, Shikei senkoku [Death Sentence], Tokyo: Chōryūsha, 1925, 161+6 pp. Illustrated by Mavo. Anthology of visual poetry. [4]
  • Ernst Toller, Tsubame no sho [The Swallow Book], trans. Tomoyoshi Murayama, Tokyo: Chōryūsha, 1925, 106 pp. Illustrated by Tatsuo Okada. [5]
  • Hideo Saito, Aozameta douteikyo [The Pale-Faced Virgin's Mad Thoughts], Tokyo: Chōryūsha, 1926, 120 pp. Illustrated by Tatsuo Okada. Anthology of visual poetry. [6] [7]



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