Challenging Past and Present: The Metamorphosis of Nineteenth-Century Japanese Art

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The complex and coherent development of Japanese art during thecourse of the nineteenth century was inadvertently disrupted by apolitical event: the Meiji Restoration of 1868. Scholars of both thepreceding Edo (1615-1868) and the succeeding Meiji (1868-1912) erashave shunned the decades bordering this arbitrary divide, thus creatingan art-historical void that the former view as a period of waningtechnical and creative inventiveness and the latter as one threatenedby Meiji reforms and indiscriminate westernization and ...

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Challenging Past and Present: The Metamorphosis of Nineteenth-Century Japanese Art
2006, University of Hawaii Press

ISBN-13: 9780824829377

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