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Capitalscapes: Folding Screens and Political Imagination in Late Medieval Kyoto

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Following the destruction of Kyoto during the civil wars of the late fifteenth century, large-scale panoramic paintings of the city began to emerge. These enormous and intricately detailed depictions of the ancient imperial capital were unprecedented in the history of Japanese painting and remain unmatched as representations of urban life in any artistic tradition. Capitalscapes, the first book-length study of the Kyoto screens, examines their inception in the sixteenth to early seventeenth centuries, focusing on the ...

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Capitalscapes: Folding Screens and Political Imagination in Late Medieval Kyoto
2006, University of Hawaii Press, Honolulu

ISBN-13: 9780824829001

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