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Author Naoi, Nozomi, author.

Title Yumeji modern : designing the everyday in twentieth-century Japan / Nozomi Naoi
Published Seattle : University of Washington Press, [2020]


Description 1 online resource (xiii, 286 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Contents The Modern Beauty and the Yumeji Style -- The Socialist Platform: Yumeji as Illustrator -- Reproducing the Reproducible: Yumeji and Mass Media -- Creating an Alternative Space for the Print Medium:The Yumeji School and Tsukuhae Artists -- The World Turned Upside Down: Yumeji and the Great Kantō Earthquake -- Epilogue -- Appendix 1: Akita Ujaku, "Takehisa Yumeji Memorial: Flowers of Grief" (1934) -- Appendix 2: Nakamura Seiko (with comments by Shimamura Hōgetsu), "Yumeji's Young Days" (1962) -- Appendix 3: Takehisa Yumeji, Preface to Yumeji Collection of Works: Spring Volume(1910) -- Appendix 4: Onchi Kōshirō, "Critique on Yumeji Collection of Works: Spring Volume (1910) -- Appendix 5: Takehisa Yumeji, Commentary on Illustrations in Yumeji Collection of Works: Summer Volume (1910) -- Appendix 6: Takehisa Yumeji, "Sketches of the Tokyo Disaster" (1923)
Summary "Beyond the Modern Beauty is a holistic study of Takehisa Yumeji's (1884-1934) artistry that attempts to unify and understand the multiple discursive and social frameworks within which his images were animated with meaning. The book situates Yumeji's graphic art within the emerging mediascape of the 1900s and 1910s, when novel forms of reprographic media were enabling the creation of new spaces of visual culture and image circulation. Yumeji's graphic works developed in tandem with this quickly evolving sphere and ranged from illustrations in socialist bulletins with images of anti-war and leftist sentiment to fashionable images of beautiful women referred to as "Yumeji-style beauties" in books and magazines targeting a female audience. As such, Yumeji's works circulated widely and reveal his role in the cultivation of a new demographic of young female consumers, along with the reinvention of the woodblock medium from its centuries-long tradition of "floating-world pictures" (ukiyo-e) into a technically diverse vehicle of visual culture and avant-garde pictorialism. The book addresses Yumeji's art from the start of his career in 1905 to the 1920s, when his production of graphic works was the most prolific. The appendix introduces for the first time in English translation a substantial body of Yumeji's texts, including diary entries, poetry, essays, books, collection of works, and commentary alongside his illustrations. Commentaries and critiques by his contemporaries are also included and are translated for the first time"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on May 01, 2020)
Subject Takehisa, Yumeji, 1884-1934 -- Criticism and interpretation
SUBJECT Takehisa, Yumeji, 1884-1934 -- Criticism and interpretation
Takehisa, Yumeji, 1884-1934 fast
Subject Art and society -- Japan -- History -- 20th century
Art and society
Genre/Form Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Livres numériques.
Form Electronic book
Author Takehisa, Yumeji, 1884-1934.
LC no. 2019034389
ISBN 9780295746845