The Brittle Decade: Visualizing Japan in the 1930s

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Modernity took many forms in 1930s Japan, but in the tumultuous years before militarism pushed the country toward global aggression, it was most visibly associated with a glittering consumer culture. Inundated with western jazz-age trends and new technologies, Japan's big cities, especially Tokyo, offered the most enticing attractions to a newly liberated generation: bustling streets of department stores, caf???s and teahouses, movie theaters and ballroom dance halls. Modern architecture, industrial design and fashion ...

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The Brittle Decade: Visualizing Japan in the 1930s
2012, MFA Publications

ISBN-13: 9780878467693

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