The Dragon And The Dazzle

Author: Marco Pellitteri
Editor: Tunué
ISBN: 8889613890
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Marco Pellitteri examines the growing influence of Japanese pop culture in European contexts in this comprehensive study of manga, anime, and video games. Looking at the period from 1975 to today, Pellitteri discusses Super Mario, Pokémon, kawaii, Sonic, robots and cyborgs, Astro Boy, and Gundam, among other examples of these popular forms. Pellitteri divides this period into two eras ("the dragon" and "the dazzle") to better understand this cultural phenomenon and means by which it achieved worldwide distribution.

The Glamour System

Author: S. Gundle
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 0230510450
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In the twentieth century, glamour has often been associated with the cinema and its stars, though fashion, 'high society', popular music, shopping, glossy magazines and advertising have all sought to harness its allure. The authors explore the origins and uses of the aura of glamour and trace its history and power as a language of visual seduction.

Kuki Shuzo

Author: Sh?z? Kuki
Editor: University of Hawaii Press
ISBN: 9780824827557
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Kuki Shuzo (1888 1941), one of Japan s most original thinkers of the twentieth century, is best known for his interpretations of Western Continental philosophy. His works on and of poetry are less well known but equally illuminating. During his eight years studying in Europe in the 1920s, Kuki spent time in Paris, where he wrote several collections of poetry and many short poems in the tanka style. Included in this volume are these Paris poems as well as other verses that Kuki appended to a long essay on poetry, Rhymes in Japanese Poetry, written in 1931. Included as well are translations of two of Kuki s major critical essays on poetry, The Genealogy of Feelings: A Guide to Poetry (1938) and The Metaphysics of Literature (1940). Michael Marra, one of the West s foremost authorities on modern Japanese aesthetics, prefaces his translations with an important essay that gives an account of the current state of Kuki studies in English and presents an intriguing and original interpretation of Kuki s writings. Marra argues that there is an unresolved tension in Kuki s thought between a desire to overcome the rigid schemes of metaphysics, garnered from his knowledge of French and German philosophy, on the one hand, and a constant hesitation to let those schemes go, which is expressed in his verse. "

The Beautiful Match Ambit Awareness Practice Pragmatic Researches

Author: Roberto Bordogna
Editor: FrancoAngeli
ISBN: 8891702463
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Books On Japan In Western Languages Recently Acquired By The National Diet Library

Author: Kokuritsu Kokkai Toshokan (Japan)
Size: 12,95 MB
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Laval Th Ologique Et Philosophique

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Author: Umberto Eco
Size: 11,62 MB
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Maurizio Pellegrin

Author: Maurizio Pellegrin
ISBN: 9788881585564
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Venice, the city where Maurizio Pellegrin was born, endures in good times and bad. This wide selection of works, among them the entirely Venetian project, Isole,for the city's museums, documents 27 years of Pellegrin's artistic creativity in film, design, photography, sculpture, painting and installation.

Reflections On Japanese Taste

Author: 周造·九鬼
Editor: Education Enterprises
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Translated by John Clark; Edited by Sakuko Matsui and John Clark. Introduction by Nakano Hajimu This is the first English translation of a landmark text outlining a distinctively plebian Japanese aesthetic based on a unique category of taste, iki. Anticipating many directions in postwar thought through its opposition of high and low culture, the book is essential reading for all students of Japanese culture. This edition is the only version of Kuki's text to provide full interpretive notes.