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Modern Japanese Aesthetics

A Reader

Michele Marra (editor)

ISBN: 9780824821739

Publication Date: Dec 1999

Format: Hardback

Also available as: Paperback  

An examination of the history of the Japanese philosophy of art. The text explores the historical background and discusses aesthetic issues, while assessing the efforts made by Japanese thinkers to assimilate and transform Western philosophical systems to discuss their own artistic heritage.
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This text provides coverage of the history of the Japanese philosophy of art, from its inception in the 1870s to modern day. In addition to the historical information and discussion of aesthetic issues that appear in the introductions to each of the chapters, the book presents English translations of otherwise inaccessible major works on Japanese aesthetics, beginning with a complete and annotated translation of the first work in the field, Nishi Amane's "Bimyogaku Setsu" ("The Theory of Aesthetics"). The text is divided into four sections: the subject of aesthetics; aesthetic categories; poetic expression; postmodernism; and aesthetics. It examines the momentous efforts made by Japanese thinkers to master, assimilate and originally transform Western philosophical systems to discuss their own literary and artistic heritage.
Pages 432
Date Published 30 Dec 1999
Publisher University of Hawai'i Press
Subject/s Theory of art   Philosophy: aesthetics   Art styles not defined by date   History of art & design styles: from c 1900 -   History of art & design styles: c 1800 to c 1900  

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