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Art of the Japanese Postcard

Morse, Anne Nishimura; Rimer, J. Thomas; Brown, Kendall H.

Verlag: Ashgate Publishing, Limited, Aldershot, United Kingdom, 2004
ISBN 10: 0853319022 / ISBN 13: 9780853319023
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Titel: Art of the Japanese Postcard

Verlag: Ashgate Publishing, Limited, Aldershot, United Kingdom

Erscheinungsdatum: 2004

Einband: Hard Cover

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Inhaltsangabe: From the late nineteenth to the early twentieth century, Japan was a vital world centre for postcard art. More than just casual mail pieces, these postcards were often designed by prominent artists and had a visual impact that belied their modest format. Remarkably beautiful examples of graphic design in their own right, they also recorded the shifting definitions of 'East' and 'West' at a time when such European currents as Art Nouveau began to show up in Japanese visual productions. Art of the Japanese Postcard presents 426 full-colour examples of these cards, culled from the vast Leonard A. Lauder Collection. They are astonishing not only for their beauty and the quality of their printing, but also for the insight they provide into contemporary Japanese artistic practices - insights not relayed in standard histories that focus on painting and sculpture - as well as for the fluid interplay of European and Japanese modes. Authoritative essays by leading scholars of Japanese art and culture, plus a statement by the collector himself, highlight the design, development, and cultural function of these rarely studied, but highly influential and visually exciting, expressions of graphic genius.

Über den Autor: Anne Nishimura Morse is Curator of Japanese Art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. J. Thomas Rimer is a Professor in the Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures at the University of Pittsburgh. Kendall H. Brown is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Art at California State University, Long Beach.

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