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The Resource The Akita Ranga School and the cultural context in Edo Japan, Imahashi Riko ; translated by Ruth S. McCreery

The Akita Ranga School and the cultural context in Edo Japan, Imahashi Riko ; translated by Ruth S. McCreery

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The Akita Ranga School and the cultural context in Edo Japan
Title
The Akita Ranga School and the cultural context in Edo Japan
Statement of responsibility
Imahashi Riko ; translated by Ruth S. McCreery
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Language
eng
Summary
"Since the late nineteenth-century emergence of japonisme in the Western art world, the work of ukiyo-e artists such as Hokusai, Hiroshige, and Utamaro has come to be widely appreciated in the West. Recognition of other genres of Edo-period painting has, however, lagged behind. In this volume, noted scholar Imahashi Riko brings new light to a pioneering group of young artists who flourished for less than a decade in the 1770's before disappearing into obscurity. While the artists of the the Akita Ranga school belonged to the Akita domain in the north of Japan, it was in Edo (present-day Tokyo), the political and cultural center of the country, that-during Japan's long period of national seclusion-they encountered books imported from the West and sought to develop a new style combining Western perspective methods and chiaroscuro with traditional motifs and compositions of Asian-bird-and-flower and landscape painting. The masterpiece of the Akita Ranga school, and the focus of this book, is Shinobazu Pond by Odano Natake. In this one work of art, which seems on the surface to be a tranquil landscape painting, are hidden allusions to portraits of beauties in Chinese art and literature, to legends about Shinobazu Pond in Japan and West Lake in China, and to contemporary Edo popular culture. Drawing on a quarter of a century of close study of Edo-period art and culture, Imahashi provides, in this major work of scholarhip, valuable context to the oeuvre of a group struggling to reconcile the art and thought of East and West a century before the 'opening' of Japan in the Meiji period, as well as insight into the thinking of Naotake, whose tragically short career was ended by his death in 1780, at the age of thirty."--
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1964-
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Imahashi, Riko
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1946-
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McCreery, Ruth S.
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LTCB international library selection
Series volume
no. 34
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  • Odano, Naotake
  • Akita Ranga School
  • Painting, Japanese
  • Painting, Japanese
  • Painting, Japanese
Label
The Akita Ranga School and the cultural context in Edo Japan, Imahashi Riko ; translated by Ruth S. McCreery
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Publication
Note
Translation of: Akita ranga no kindai : Odano Naotake "Shinobazu no Ike zu" o yomu
Bibliography note
  • Includes bibliographical references and index
  • Includes bibliographical references (p. 369-415) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Reading Shinobazu Pond -- Before the Discovery of Shinobazu Pond -- Akita Ranga in Japanese Art/Rethinking The Dawn of Western-Style Painting in Japan -- Topos and Image/Shinobazu Pond -- Shinobazu Pond as a Topos -- The Beauty by the Edge of the Pond -- Visual Framing Devices/The Circular Window -- Withing the Circular Window -- The Framing Window and Borrowed Scenery: The Literati Window -- An Unrecognized Avant-Gardism --
Control code
FIE
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xv, 434 pages
Isbn
9784924971417
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)973237244
Label
The Akita Ranga School and the cultural context in Edo Japan, Imahashi Riko ; translated by Ruth S. McCreery
Publication
Note
Translation of: Akita ranga no kindai : Odano Naotake "Shinobazu no Ike zu" o yomu
Bibliography note
  • Includes bibliographical references and index
  • Includes bibliographical references (p. 369-415) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Reading Shinobazu Pond -- Before the Discovery of Shinobazu Pond -- Akita Ranga in Japanese Art/Rethinking The Dawn of Western-Style Painting in Japan -- Topos and Image/Shinobazu Pond -- Shinobazu Pond as a Topos -- The Beauty by the Edge of the Pond -- Visual Framing Devices/The Circular Window -- Withing the Circular Window -- The Framing Window and Borrowed Scenery: The Literati Window -- An Unrecognized Avant-Gardism --
Control code
FIE
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xv, 434 pages
Isbn
9784924971417
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)973237244

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