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The Resource Imitation and creativity in Japanese arts from Kishida Ryūsei to Miyazaki Hayao, Michael Lucken ; translated by Francesca Simkin

Imitation and creativity in Japanese arts from Kishida Ryūsei to Miyazaki Hayao, Michael Lucken ; translated by Francesca Simkin

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Imitation and creativity in Japanese arts from Kishida Ryūsei to Miyazaki Hayao
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Imitation and creativity in Japanese arts from Kishida Ryūsei to Miyazaki Hayao
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Michael Lucken ; translated by Francesca Simkin
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eng
Summary
"The idea that Japanese art is produced through rote copy and imitation is an eighteenth-century colonial construct, with roots in Romantic ideals of originality. Offering a much-needed corrective to this critique, Michael Lucken demonstrates the distinct character of Japanese mimesis and its dynamic impact on global culture, showing through several twentieth-century masterpieces the generative and regenerative power of Japanese arts. Choosing a representative work from each of four modern genres--painting, film, photography, and animation--Lucken portrays the range of strategies that Japanese artists use to re-present contemporary influences. He examines Kishida Ryusei's portraits of Reiko (1914-1929), Kurosawa Akira's Ikiru (1952), Araki Nobuyoshi's photographic novel Sentimental Journey--Winter (1991), and Miyazaki Hayao's popular anime film Spirited Away (2001), revealing the sophisticated patterns of mimesis that are unique but not exclusive to modern Japanese art. In doing so, Lucken identifies the tensions that drive the Japanese imagination, which are much richer than a simple opposition between progress and tradition, and their reflection of human culture's universal encounter with change. This global perspective explains why, despite its non-Western origins, Japanese art has earned such a vast following."--Publisher's description
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Lucken, Michael
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illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
NX160
LC item number
.L83 2016
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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Simkin, Francesca
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Asia perspectives : history, society, and culture
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  • Kishida, Ryūsei
  • Kurosawa, Akira
  • Araki, Nobuyoshi
  • Miyazaki, Hayao
  • Araki, Nobuyoshi
  • Kishida, Ryūsei
  • Kurosawa, Akira
  • Miyazaki, Hayao
  • Creation (Literary, artistic, etc.)
  • Imitation in art
  • Creation (Literary, artistic, etc.)
  • Imitation in art
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Imitation and creativity in Japanese arts from Kishida Ryūsei to Miyazaki Hayao, Michael Lucken ; translated by Francesca Simkin
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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rdacarrier
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text
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rdacontent
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A historical construction. Copycat Japan -- The West and the invention of creation -- The denial, rejection, and sublimation of imitation -- No poaching -- Seen from Japan -- The logic of reflection in Nakai Masakazu -- A new place for imitation. Kishida Ryusei's portraits of Reiko, or, how can ghosts be at work? -- Kurosawa Akira's Ikiru, or, the impossibility of metaphor -- Araki Nobuyoshi's Sentimental journey-winter, or, eternal bones -- Miyazaki Hayao's Spirited away, or, the adventure of the obliques -- Conclusion
Control code
913957634
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vi, 248 pages
Isbn
9780231172929
Lccn
2015027592
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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illustrations
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(OCoLC)913957634
Label
Imitation and creativity in Japanese arts from Kishida Ryūsei to Miyazaki Hayao, Michael Lucken ; translated by Francesca Simkin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A historical construction. Copycat Japan -- The West and the invention of creation -- The denial, rejection, and sublimation of imitation -- No poaching -- Seen from Japan -- The logic of reflection in Nakai Masakazu -- A new place for imitation. Kishida Ryusei's portraits of Reiko, or, how can ghosts be at work? -- Kurosawa Akira's Ikiru, or, the impossibility of metaphor -- Araki Nobuyoshi's Sentimental journey-winter, or, eternal bones -- Miyazaki Hayao's Spirited away, or, the adventure of the obliques -- Conclusion
Control code
913957634
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vi, 248 pages
Isbn
9780231172929
Lccn
2015027592
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)913957634

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