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Author Kikuchi, Yūko

Title Japanese modernisation and Mingei Theory : cultural nationalism and oriental orientalism / Yuko Kikuchi
Published London ; New York : RoutledgeCurzon, 2004


Description 1 online resource (xvii, 309 pages) : illustrations, 1 map
Contents Orientalism: the foundation of Mingei theory. Yanagi's claims to originality ; The Oriental-Occidental hybrid of philosophy and religion ; Utopian colonism, primitivism and orientalism ; 'Art of the people' and medievalism: Ruskin, Morris and Japanese peasant art movements ; Japanese tea masters. -- Appropriation of Orientalism. The formation of Mingei theory ; Mingei theory: the classification and standardisation of beauty ; Mingei projects: repositioned in a modern context ; Modernity and Japanese cultural and national identity ; Arts and crafts in modern Japan: export craft industry and modern craft movements ; Cultural nationalism in art: invention of 'Japaneseness' and 'Japanese style' ; National discourse by modernist Orientalist designers ; Yanagi's nationalist discourse on 'quentessential Japaneseness' and Japan's North-East (Tōhoku) -- 'Oriental Orientalism'. The creation of 'Others' and Oriental Orientalism ; Korea: the beauty of sadness ; The Okinawans and the Ainu: archetypal beauty of Japan in the peripheral border with the Orient ; Taiwan and North-East China/Manchuria: the beauty of the Orient and Greater East Asia ; Yanagi's Oriental Orientalism. -- Reverse Orientalism: the development of Mingei theory into national and international Modernism. Mystification of Mingei in Zen Buddhist aesthetics ; Mingei as modern visual representation of tea aesthetics ; Mingei theory for studio crafts: the predicament of the Mingei-style artist-craftsmen ; Mingei for national design: the Mingei-style for 'Japanese Modern' design and Kurafuto ; The foundation and deconstruction of the 'Leach tradition' for British studio craft philosophy ; Art or craft
Summary This new interpretation of the Mingei movement will appeal to scholars of Japanese art history as well as those with interests in cultural identity in non-Western cultures
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-298) and index
Notes English
Print version record
SUBJECT Yanagi, Muneyoshi, 1889-1961 -- Criticism and interpretation
Yanagi, Muneyoshi, 1889-1961 fast
Subject Folk art -- Japan -- History -- 20th century
Culture -- History -- 20th century
Identity (Psychology) -- Japan
CRAFTS & HOBBIES -- Folkcrafts.
ART -- Folk & Outsider Art.
Folk art
Identity (Psychology)
Genre/Form Electronic book
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2003010290
ISBN 0203644190