Critical Perspectives on Classicism in Japanese Painting: 1600 - 1700

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Elizabeth Lillehoj
University of Hawaii Press, 2004 - 272
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In the West, classical art - inextricably linked to concerns of a ruling or dominant class - commonly refers to art with traditional themes and styles that resurrect a past golden era. Although art of the early Edo period (1600-1868) encompasses a spectrum of themes and styles, references to the past are so common that many Japanese art historians have variously described this period as a classical revival, era of classicism, or a renaissance. How did seventeenth-century artists and patrons imagine the past? Why did they so often select styles and themes from the court culture of the Heian period (794-1185)? Were references to the past something new, or were artists and patrons in previous periods equally interested in manners that came to be seen as classical? How did classical manners relate to other styles and themes found in Edo art? In considering such questions, the contributors to this volume hold that classicism has been an amorphous, changing concept in Japan - just as in the West. Troublesome in its ambiguity and implications, it cannot be separated from the political and ideological interests of those who have employed it over the years. The modern writers who firs
 

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Chapter One Melanie Trede
13
Chapter Two Satoko Tamamushi
53
Chapter Three Keiko Nakamachi
79
Chapter Four Laura W Allen
99
figure 4 4 Second illustration from Selected Lessons for Women f1gure 4 5 Illustration from Mirror of Japanese Women
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f1gure 4 6 Tosa Mitsuoki Murasaki Shikibu Viewing the Moon at Ishiyamadera
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figure 4 7 KOami Nagashige Dowry Set with Designs from First Warbler
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f1gure 4 8 Tosa Mitsunori illustration for Channel Buoys
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Teika 139 f1gure 5 6 Suminokura Soan attrib One Hundred Poets Sagami
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f1gure 5 7 Anonymous Ten Thousand Treasures Annotated One Hundred Poets One Poem Each Compilation
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f1gure 5 8 Kano Tanyu Pictures of ThirtySix Immortal Poets
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f1gure 5 9 Tosa Mitsuoki The Style of Deep Feeling detail
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f1gure 5 10 Kano school The Handmaid KoShikibu
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Yoshitsune
156
A Redefinition in the Seventeenth Century
169
Gion Float Paintings as Instruments of Classicism
187

f1gure 4 9 Illustration from Mirror of Japans Virtuous Women vol 1
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FIgure 4 11 Tosa Mitsuoki First Warbler left screen
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figure 4 12 Tosa Mitsuoki New Herbs I right screen
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f1gure 4 13 Illustration from Selected Lessons for Women
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Chapter Five Joshua S Mostow
133
Teika
134
Teika
135
The Handmaid SuO and Retired Emperor SanjO
136
Sagami and GyOson
137
Afterword Quitman Eugene Phillips
207
Artists and Schools
213
Glossary
217
Kanji List
230
Selected Bibliography
237
Contributors
261
Index
263
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Informacje o autorze (2004)

Elizabeth Lillehoj is associate professor with a specialization in Japanese art history at DePaul University, Chicago.

Mark Smout and Laura Allen both teach at the Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London.

Joshua Mostow is acting head of Asian studies at the University of British Columbia.

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