Enciclopedia Degli Spiriti Giapponesi

Autore: Shigeru Mizuki
Editore:
ISBN: 9788898002719
Grandezza: 47,32 MB
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Vista: 1810
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The Book Of Yokai

Autore: Michael Dylan Foster
Editore: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520271017
Grandezza: 72,96 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 4136
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Monsters, ghosts, fantastic beings, and supernatural phenomena of all sorts haunt the folklore and popular culture of Japan. Broadly labeled yokai, these creatures come in infinite shapes and sizes, from tengu mountain goblins and kappa water spirits to shape-shifting foxes and long-tongued ceiling-lickers. Currently popular in anime, manga, film, and computer games, many yokai originated in local legends, folktales, and regional ghost stories. Drawing on years of research in Japan, Michael Dylan Foster unpacks the history and cultural context of yokai, tracing their roots, interpreting their meanings, and introducing people who have hunted them through the ages. In this delightful and accessible narrative, readers will explore the roles played by these mysterious beings within Japanese culture and will also learn of their abundance and variety through detailed entries, some with original illustrations, on more than fifty individual creatures. The Book of Yokai provides a lively excursion into Japanese folklore and its ever-expanding influence on global popular culture. It also invites readers to examine how people create, transmit, and collect folklore, and how they make sense of the mysteries in the world around them. By exploring yokai as a concept, we can better understand broader processes of tradition, innovation, storytelling, and individual and communal creativity.

101 Great Samurai Prints

Autore: Utagawa Kuniyoshi
Editore: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486155226
Grandezza: 32,46 MB
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Vista: 5653
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Kuniyoshi was a master of the warrior woodblock print — and these 18th-century illustrations represent the pinnacle of his craft. Full-color portraits of renowned Japanese samurais pulse with movement, passion, and remarkably fine detail.

Kitaro

Autore: Shigeru Mizuki
Editore: Drawn and Quarterly
ISBN: 9781770461109
Grandezza: 60,67 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 7766
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Meet one of Japan’s most popular characters of all time—Kitaro, the One-Eyed Monster Boy Meet Kitaro. He’s just like any other boy, except for a few small differences: he only has one eye, his hair is an antenna that senses paranormal activity, his geta sandals are jet-powered, and he can blend into his surroundings like a chameleon. Oh, and he’s a three-hundred-and-fifty-year-old yokai (spirit monster). With all the offbeat humor of an Addams Family story, Kitaro is a lighthearted romp in which the bad guys always get what’s coming to them. Kitaro is bestselling manga-ka Shigeru Mizuki’s most famous creation. The Kitaro series was inspired by a kamishibai, or storycard theater, entitled Kitaro of the Graveyard. Mizuki began work on his interpretation of Kitaro in 1959. Originally the series was intended for boys, but once it was picked up by the influential Shonen magazine it quickly became a cultural landmark for young and old alike. Kitaro inspired half a dozen TV shows, plus numerous video games and films, and his cultural importance cannot be overstated. Presented to North American audiences for the first time in this lavish format, Mizuki’s photo-realist landscapes and cartoony characters blend the eerie with the comic.

Enciclopedia Illustrata Dei Simboli

Autore: Cecilia Gatto Trocchi
Editore: Gremese Editore
ISBN: 9788884403254
Grandezza: 76,35 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 7436
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Nuova Enciclopedia Popolare Italiana Ovvero Dizionario Generale Di Scienze Lettere Arti Storia Geografia Ecc Ecc Opera Compilata Sulle Migliori In Tal Genere Inglesi Tedesche E Francesi Coll Assistenza E Col Consiglio Di Scienziati E Letterati Italiani

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ISBN:
Grandezza: 20,62 MB
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Vista: 1113
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Pandemonium And Parade

Autore: Michael Dylan Foster
Editore: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520942677
Grandezza: 23,92 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 8021
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Water sprites, mountain goblins, shape-shifting animals, and the monsters known as yôkai have long haunted the Japanese cultural landscape. This history of the strange and mysterious in Japan seeks out these creatures in folklore, encyclopedias, literature, art, science, games, manga, magazines, and movies, exploring their meanings in the Japanese cultural imagination and offering an abundance of valuable and, until now, understudied material. Michael Dylan Foster tracks yôkai over three centuries, from their appearance in seventeenth-century natural histories to their starring role in twentieth-century popular media. Focusing on the intertwining of belief and commodification, fear and pleasure, horror and humor, he illuminates different conceptions of the "natural" and the "ordinary" and sheds light on broader social and historical paradigms—and ultimately on the construction of Japan as a nation.

Adulthood Is A Myth

Autore: Sarah Andersen
Editore: Andrews McMeel Publishing
ISBN: 1449478964
Grandezza: 80,28 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
Vista: 2796
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These casually drawn, perfectly on-point comics by the hugely popular young Brooklyn-based artist Sarah Andersen are for the rest of us. They document the wasting of entire beautiful weekends on the internet, the unbearable agony of holding hands on the street with a gorgeous guy, and dreaming all day of getting home and back into pajamas. In other words, the horrors and awkwardnesses of young modern life. Oh and they are totally not autobiographical. At all. Adulthood Is a Myth presents many fan favorites plus dozens of all-new comics exclusive to this book. Like the work of fellow Millennial authors Allie Brosh, Grace Helbig, and Gemma Correll, Sarah's frankness on personal issues like body image, self-consciousness, introversion, relationships, and the frequency of bra-washing makes her comics highly relatable and deeply hilarious.