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DECO JAPAN: Shaping Art & Culture, 1920-1945


--DECO JAPAN: Shaping Art & Culture, 1920-1945

316 pages, softbound, with @370 color plates and comparative photographs including an appendix of seals of three-dimensional objects. Authored by Dr. Kendall Brown, Professor of Japanese Art History, California State University, with an essay entitled Japan and ‘Art Deco’; with additional essays by Tim Benton, Professor of Art History, former head of department and Dean of Arts, The Open University, on Art Deco and Japanisme; Takanami Machiko, Associate Director, Shoto Museum, Tokyo, entitled ‘Things Japanese’ in the 1930s”; by Kitamura Hitomi, Assistant Curator, Crafts Gallery, National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, entitled “The Craftsman’s Utopias”; Vera Mackie, Professor, University of Melbourne, entitled “The Modern Girl: Icon of Modernity.” Scholarly entries supplied in addition by Fredric Schneider, Independent scholar, New York; Gotō Yumiko, Assistant Curator, Crafts Gallery, The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo; June Colburn, fiber artist, Florida; Kida Takuya, Curator, Crafts Gallery, The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo; Motohashi Kōsuke, Curator, Sakura City Museum of Art; Takao Yo, Agency for Cultural Affairs, Traditional Culture Section, Tokyo; Yoshida Yukari, Independent scholar, Tokyo. Foreword by Ichiro Fujisaki, formerly Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to the United States of America; Preface by Robert and Mary Levenson, on “Discovering Deco in Japan.” Published in 2012.

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