Modern Japanese art and the Meiji state : the politics of beauty / Dōshin Satō ; translated by Hiroshi Nara.

Other titles
  • Meiji kokka to kindai bijutsu. English
  • Meiji kokka to kindai bijutsu
  • Los Angeles, Calif. : Getty Research Institute c2011
Physical description
viii, 365 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm.
  • 9781606060599 (hbk.)
  • 1606060597 (hbk.)
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • Translated from the Japanese.
  • Meiji art and art administration -- Art and social class -- Art and economics -- The formation of academic discipline of art history and its development -- "Painting" and Kanji -- Artistic names and ideal worldviews -- Shajitsu, Shashin, and Shasei -- "History" and "man" -- The end of the Kano school -- The formation of the historical evaluation of Kano Hōgai -- The formation of the historical evaluation of Kawanabe Kyōsai.
  • Bibliography
  • Illustrated
  • text
  • English
  • Japanese
Internet Resources
  • 明治国家と近代美術 : 美の政治学
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  • 明治国家と近代美術 : 美の政治学
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  • Scope and content: This broad-ranging and influential analysis describes how Western art institutions and vocabulary were transplanted to Japan in the late nineteenth century. In the 1870-80s, artists and government administrators in Japan encountered the Western 'system of the arts' for the first time. Under pressure to exhibit and sell its artistic products abroad, Japan's new Meiji government came face-to-face with the need to create European-style art schools and museums - and even to establish Japanese words for art, painting, artist, and sculpture. "Modern Japanese Art" is a full re-conceptualization of the field of Japanese art history, exposing the politics through which the words, categories, and values that structure our understanding of the field came to be while revealing the historicity of Western and non-Western art history.

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Aberystwyth University Library: Hugh Owen: Level F N7354.5.S2
Birmingham City University: School of Art 709.5209034 Sat QUARTO NORMAL LOAN
British Library: General Reference Collection, St Pancras Reading Rooms YC.2011.b.2596
University of East Anglia Library: Main Library: Main shelves N7354.5 SAT
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University of Essex: Albert Sloman Library, Colchester campus N 7354
University of Glasgow Library: University Library Level 11 Fine Arts A6583 SAT2
Henry Moore Institute Library: Henry Moore Institute Research Library Library corridor 709.52
The London Library: London Library A. Art
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University of Oxford Libraries: Sackler Library: Third Floor N7354.5.S25813 SAT 2011
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University of St Andrews Library: Main Library Short Loan N7354.5S2N2
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University of Salford: Clifford Whitworth Library 709.5209034 SAT
Victoria and Albert Museum libraries: National Art Library FED 3.AA.103
Victoria and Albert Museum libraries: National Art Library 603.AP.0097