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‘Little Japanese Pictures’: Ezra Pound, Laurence Binyon, and the British Museum Print Room

Rupert Richard Arrowsmith

in Modernism and the Museum: Asian, African, and Pacific Art and the London Avant-Garde

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199593699
eISBN:
9780191595684
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199593699.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter reveals that Japanese visual art was far more important to the genesis of London's first Modernist poems than has ever previously been suspected. The contents of British Museum curator ... More


‘Kuanon of all Delights’: Seven Lakes, Eight Views, and the Korean Goddess of The Cantos

Rupert Richard Arrowsmith

in Modernism and the Museum: Asian, African, and Pacific Art and the London Avant-Garde

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199593699
eISBN:
9780191595684
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199593699.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter begins by considering the renewal of contact between Pound and Laurence Binyon just prior to the outbreak of the Second World War, showing that this was the main stimulus behind the ... More


Japanese Painting from Edo to Meiji: Rhetoric and Reality

Ellen P. Conant

in Since Meiji: Perspectives on the Japanese Visual Arts, 1868-2000

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824834418
eISBN:
9780824871239
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824834418.003.0003
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter discusses the history of Japanese painting from Edo to Meiji by focusing on the career of more than a dozen artists regarded as the leading painters of the period. It begins by providing ... More


Okakura Tenshin and Aesthetic Nationalism

John Clark

in Since Meiji: Perspectives on the Japanese Visual Arts, 1868-2000

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824834418
eISBN:
9780824871239
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824834418.003.0010
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter examines the aesthetic nationalism of Okakura Kakuzō (Tenshin), with particular emphasis on his notion of a unitary Asia. In Meiji Japan, Okakura’s ideas were part of an ideological ... More


Origins of the Japanese Art of Animating

Tze-Yue G. Hu

in Frames of Anime: Culture and Image-Building

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622090972
eISBN:
9789882207721
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622090972.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter discusses the origins of Japanese art of animating. It highlights some philosophical discourses about language and its processes that have been explored in the West. These projections of ... More


Making Modern Japanese-Style Painting: Kano Hogai and the Search for Images

Chelsea Foxwell

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226110806
eISBN:
9780226195971
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226195971.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

In the latter half of the nineteenth century, Western writers claimed to be witnessing the end of pure Japanese art and the beginning of a disappointing phase of westernized cultural hybrids. By the ... More


Naturalizing the Double Reading

Chelsea Foxwell

in Making Modern Japanese-Style Painting: Kano Hogai and the Search for Images

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226110806
eISBN:
9780226195971
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226195971.003.0005
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter explores the ways in which the iconography of Japanese paintings and craft objects made the transition from the shogunal era to the more cosmopolitan Meiji era. Images of hawks and ... More


Introduction

J. Thomas Rimer

in Since Meiji: Perspectives on the Japanese Visual Arts, 1868-2000

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824834418
eISBN:
9780824871239
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824834418.003.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This introduction explains the rationale for coming up with this book, which explores the evolution of Japanese visual arts from the beginning of the Meiji period in 1868 up to 2000. It considers ... More


Nineveh, Amarna, Kyoto: Gill, Epstein, Gaudier-Brzeska, and the Direct Carving Revolution

Rupert Richard Arrowsmith

in Modernism and the Museum: Asian, African, and Pacific Art and the London Avant-Garde

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199593699
eISBN:
9780191595684
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199593699.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter argues that the key technical innovation of Modernist sculpture—the switch from clay modelling to direct carving in stone —was prompted by the desire of London sculptors such as Epstein, ... More


Since Meiji: Perspectives on the Japanese Visual Arts, 1868-2000

J. Thomas Rimer (ed.)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824834418
eISBN:
9780824871239
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824834418.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

Research outside Japan on the history and significance of the Japanese visual arts since the beginning of the Meiji period (1868) has been a relatively unexplored area of inquiry. In recent years, ... More


Origins of the Curse – Cultural Influences

Marisa C. Hayes

in Ju-On: The Grudge

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325291
eISBN:
9781800342255
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325291.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines a range of influences that helped shape Ju-on: The Grudge (2002). It explores the background of various art forms that provided a foundation for the film's themes and motifs ... More


How Gendai Bijutsu Stole the “Museum”: An Institutional Observation of the Vanguard 1960s

Reiko Tomii

in Since Meiji: Perspectives on the Japanese Visual Arts, 1868-2000

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824834418
eISBN:
9780824871239
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824834418.003.0007
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter examines the institutionalization of the avant-garde (zen’ei) as gendai bijutsu, or contemporary art, and specifically its ascent in the museum in the vanguard 1960s. During the vanguard ... More


Fashion Altars, Performance Factors, and Pop Cells: Transforming Contemporary Japanese Art, One Body at a Time

Eric C. Shiner

in Since Meiji: Perspectives on the Japanese Visual Arts, 1868-2000

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824834418
eISBN:
9780824871239
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824834418.003.0008
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter examines three culturally specific and generation-specific thematic fiters or screens that have been used by many contemporary Japanese artists engaged in social commentary: bodily ... More


Postmodern critiques, Japan’s economic miracle, and the new aesthetic milieu

Ory Bartal

in Critical design in Japan: Material culture, luxury, and the avant-garde

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781526139979
eISBN:
9781526152039
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526139986.00007
Subject:
Art, Art History

This chapter presents the rise of the avant-garde milieu of designers in Tokyo, which revolutionised visual and material culture beginning in the 1960s and continues to impact it in the present. This ... More


Japanese Counterculture: The Antiestablishment Art of Terayama Sh ji

Steven C. Ridgely

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816667529
eISBN:
9781452946801
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816667529.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Drama

Terayama Shūji (1935–1983) was an avant-garde Japanese poet, dramatist, film director, and photographer known for his highly provocative art. This book examines Terayama’s life and art to show that a ... More


Quaint, Exquisite: Victorian Aesthetics and the Idea of Japan

Grace E. Lavery

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780691183626
eISBN:
9780691189963
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691183626.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

From the opening of trade with Britain in the 1850s, Japan occupied a unique and contradictory place in the Victorian imagination, regarded as both a rival empire and a cradle of exquisite beauty. ... More


Conclusion

Marisa C. Hayes

in Ju-On: The Grudge

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325291
eISBN:
9781800342255
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325291.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This concluding chapter highlights how, despite the mixed critical reception it received outside Japan initially, Ju-on: The Grudge (2002) went on to become a founding pillar of the contemporary ... More


Blow the Bloodstained Bugle: Murayama Kaita and the Language of Personal Sensation

Jeffrey Angles

in Writing the Love of Boys: Origins of Bish nen Culture in Modernist Japanese Literature

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816669691
eISBN:
9781452947037
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816669691.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter focuses on Murayama Kaita, an aspiring student artist and whose untimely demise from tubercular pneumonia set in motion the mythology of his life. Soon after his death, his friends ... More


Mechademia 7: Lines of Sight

Frenchy Lunning (ed.)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816680498
eISBN:
9781452948706
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816680498.001.0001
Subject:
Art, Visual Culture

This book, the seventh volume in the Mechademia series, an annual forum devoted to Japanese anime and manga, explores the various ways in which anime, manga, digital media, fan culture, and Japanese ... More


Kamishibai and the Art of the Interval

Sharalyn Orbaugh

in Mechademia 7: Lines of Sight

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816680498
eISBN:
9781452948706
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816680498.003.0004
Subject:
Art, Visual Culture

Kamishibai is a performance art that was popular in Japan from the late 1920s to the 1960s. Most simply, a kamishibai play is a set of pictures used by a performer to tell a story to an audience, ... More


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