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

J. Thomas Rimer


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, however, the subject has begun to attract wide interest. This period of roughly a century and a half produced an outpouring of art created in a bewildering number of genres and spanning a wide range of aims and accomplishments. This book discusses in depth a time when Japan, eager to join in the larger cultural developments in Europe and the United States, went through a visual revolution. This book ... More

Keywords: painting, Japanese visual arts, Meiji period, Japanese culture, sculpture, prints, fashion design, crafts, gardens, Okakura Kakuzō (Tenshin)

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Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780824834418
Published to Hawaii Scholarship Online: November 2016 DOI:10.21313/hawaii/9780824834418.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

J. Thomas Rimer, editor
University of Pittsburgh

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J. Thomas Rimer

Part I Painting and the Allied Arts: From Meiji to the Present

1 Western-Style Painting

Emiko Yamanashi

Part II Japanese Art of the Period in Its Cultural Context

10 Japanese Art Criticism

Mikiko Hirayama

Part III Individual Forms of Expression

11 Sculpture

Shūji Tanaka, translated by Toshiko McCallum