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- Lexington Books 2008; US$ 38.99
Rakugo introduces the storytelling genre of Edo-style rakugo as performed around the turn of the twenty-first century, focusing on the performers' image, training, and techniques and the art's contexts and audiences. Brau argues that, while storytellers' goal of making a hit with audiences sustains the art's vitality, rakugo has come to represent something... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 140.00
Focusing on the art and literary form of manga, this volume examines the intercultural exchanges that have shaped manga during the twentieth century and how manga?s culturalization is related to its globalization. Through contributions from leading scholars in the fields of comics and Japanese culture, it describes "manga culture" in two ways: as... more...
- Parkstone International 2014; US$ 5.00
Ukiyo-e (?pictures of the floating world?) is a branch of Japanese art which originated during the period of prosperity in Edo (1615-1868). Characteristic of this period, the prints are the collective work of an artist, an engraver, and a printer. Created on account of their low cost thanks to the progression of the technique, they represent daily... more...
- The Monacelli Press 2014; US$ 19.95
A revered teacher and the most influential feminist artist of our time, Judy Chicago provides an autobiographical look at higher education in art, a must-read for aspiring artists and educators in studio art programs. How should women?and men?be prepared for a career in today?s art world? For more than a decade, Judy Chicago has been formulating... more...
- Tuttle Publishing 2014; US$ 16.95
Make quick and easy origami projects with this origami book with folding paper. Origami for Busy People is the first origami book for people who love to fold paper for fun and relaxation but have trouble finding the time in their busy day for it. Origami projects can easily be completed during a hectic schedule—a 5-minute coffee-break, lunchtime... more...
- Parkstone International 2014; US$ 8.95
Katsushika Hokusai ist ohne Zweifel der seit der Mitte des 19. Jahrhunderts im Westen berühmteste Künstler Japans. Die Werke Hokusais spiegeln die künstlerischen Ausdrucksformen einer isolierten Kultur wider. Gleichzeitig war er einer der ersten japanischen Künstler, der in Europa Bekanntheit erlangte und großen Einfluss auf impressionistische... more...
- Parkstone International 2014; US$ 5.00
Without a doubt, Katsushika Hokusai is the most famous Japanese artist since the middle of the nineteenth century whose art is known to the Western world. Reflecting the artistic expression of an isolated civilisation, the works of Hokusai - one of the first Japanese artists to emerge in Europe - greatly influenced the Impressionist and Post-Impressionist... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 37.95
This book throws light on ideologies, practices and sociocultural developments currently shaping language use in Japan by departing from the more common investigation of language in private contexts and examining aspects of the language found in a range of significant public spaces, from the material (an international airport, the streets of Tokyo,... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 119.95
The collection, interpretation and display of art from the Peoples Republic of China, and particularly the art of the Cultural Revolution, have been problematic for museums. These objects challenge our perception of Chineseness and their style, content and the means of their production question accepted notions of how we perceive... more...