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Bye Bye Kitty

Author : David Elliott
ISBN : 0300166907
Genre : Art
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Published to accompany an exhibition held at the Japan Society Gallery, New York, Mar. 18-June 13, 2011.
Category: Art

Epochs Of Chinese And Japanese Art

Author : Ernest Fenollosa
ISBN : 0893469629
Genre : Art
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Two volumes of the essential and definitive survey of Chinese and Japanese art in one book.
Category: Art

Anime And Its Roots In Early Japanese Monster Art

Author : Zília Papp
ISBN : 9789004202870
Genre : Art
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Japanese anime plays a major role in modern popular visual culture and aesthetics, yet this is the first study which sets out to put today’s anime in historical context by tracking the visual links between Edo- and Meiji- period painters and the post-war period animation and manga series ‘Gegegeno Kitaro’ by Mizuki Shigeru.
Category: Art

Horton Escucha A Quien Horton Hears A Who

Author : Dr. Seuss
ISBN : 1930332351
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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A city of Whos on a speck of dust are threatened with destruction until the smallest Who of all helps convince Horton's friends that Whos really exist.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

How To Reach Japan By Subway

Author : Meghan Warner Mettler
ISBN : 9781496206862
Genre : History
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Japan's official surrender to the United States in 1945 brought to an end one of the most bitter and brutal military conflicts of the twentieth century. U.S. government officials then faced the task of transforming Japan from enemy to ally, not only in top-level diplomatic relations but also in the minds of the American public. Only ten years after World War II, this transformation became a success as middle-class American consumers across the country were embracing Japanese architecture, films, hobbies, philosophy, and religion. Cultural institutions on both sides of the Pacific along with American tastemakers promoted a new image of Japan in keeping with State Department goals. Focusing on traditions instead of modern realities, Americans came to view Japan as a nation that was sophisticated and beautiful yet locked harmlessly in a timeless "Oriental" past. What ultimately led many Americans to embrace Japanese culture was a desire to appear affluent and properly "tasteful" in the status-conscious suburbs of the 1950s. In How to Reach Japan by Subway, Meghan Warner Mettler studies the shibui phenomenon, in which middle-class American consumers embraced Japanese culture while still exoticizing this new aesthetic. By examining shibui through the popularity of samurai movies, ikebana flower arrangement, bonsai cultivation, home and garden design, and Zen Buddhism, Mettler provides a new context and perspective for understanding how Americans encountered a foreign nation in their everyday lives.
Category: History

History Of Japanese Art

Author : Noritake Tsuda
ISBN : 9781462916788
Genre : Art
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A History of Japanese Artt offers readers a comprehensive view of Japanese art through Japanese eyes—a view that is the most revealing of all perspectives. At the same time, it provides readers with a guide to the places in Japan where the best and most representative creations of Japanese art are to be seen.
Category: Art

Torture Demons

Author : Akai Jigoku
ISBN : 9781909923003
Genre : Art
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The Jigoku-zoshi ("Hell Scrolls") and similar documents from the 12th century onwards are amongst the earliest, and bloodiest, accounts of human carnage in Japanese art. Victims are burned, drowned in blood and excrement, crushed by fiery rocks, flayed, eaten alive by beasts, and have their bones pulverised by vicious, club-wielding oni (horned, clawed, fanged demons who may have multiple eyes and blue or red skin). This is the Buddhist concept of purgatory, where sinners have eight "great hells" and sixteen "lesser hells" to contend with. Japanese Hell pictures comprise a startling visual catalogue of atrocity and suffering. TORTUREe^DEMONS presents more than 60 such images, shown in full colour throughout, in which sinners are subjected to multiple mutilations and dismemberments, an orgy of religious retribution, torment and putrefaction.
Category: Art

The Japanese Art Of War

Author : Thomas Cleary
ISBN : 9780834824553
Genre : Philosophy
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Military rule and the martial tradition of the samurai dominated Japanese culture for more than eight hundred years. According to Thomas Cleary—translator of more than thirty-five classics of Asian philosophy—the Japanese people have been so steeped in the way of the warrior that some of the manners and mentality of this outlook remain embedded in their individual and collective consciousness. Cleary shows how well-known attributes such as the reserve and mystery of formal Japanese behavior are deeply rooted in the ancient strategies of the traditional arts of war. Citing original Japanese sources that are popular among Japanese readers today, he reveals the hidden forces behind Japanese attitudes and conduct in political, business, social, and personal life.
Category: Philosophy

Japanese Art

Author : Connie Kirker
ISBN : PSU:000031349710
Genre : Art, Japanese
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Category: Art, Japanese