The Dragon And The Dazzle

Autore: Marco Pellitteri
Editore: Tunué
ISBN: 8889613890
Grandezza: 72,36 MB
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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.

Kuki Shuzo

Autore: Sh?z? Kuki
Editore: University of Hawaii Press
ISBN: 9780824827557
Grandezza: 42,12 MB
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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 Glamour System

Autore: S. Gundle
Editore: Springer
ISBN: 0230510450
Grandezza: 16,39 MB
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Vista: 9361
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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.


Autore: Paolo D'Angelo
Editore: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231540345
Grandezza: 52,34 MB
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The essence of art is to conceal art. For instance, a dancer or musician does not just need to perform with expressiveness and ability. There should also be a lack of visible effort to give an impression of naturalness and ease. To disguise technique and feign carelessness is to heighten beauty. To express this notion, Italian has a word that possesses no exact correspondence in other languages, sprezzatura: a kind of unaffectedness or nonchalance. In this book, the first to consider sprezzatura in its own right, the philosopher of art Paolo D’Angelo reconstructs the history of concealing art, from ancient rhetoric to our own times. The word sprezzatura was coined in 1528 by Baldassar Castiglione in The Book of the Courtier to mean a kind of grace with a special essence: the ability to conceal art. But the idea reaches back to Aristotle and Cicero and forward to avant-garde works such as Duchamp’s ready-mades, all of which share the suspicion of the overt display of skill. The precept that art must be hidden turns up in a number of fields, from cosmetics to interior design, politics to poetry, the English garden to shabby chic. Through exploring different articulations of this idea, D’Angelo shows the paradox of aesthetics: art hides that it is art, but in doing so it reveals itself to be art and becomes an assertion about art. When art is concealed, it appears as spontaneous as nature—yet, paradoxically, also reveals its indebtedness to technique. An erudite and surprising tour through aesthetics, philosophy, and art history, Sprezzatura presents a strikingly original argument with deceptive ease.

The Beautiful Match Ambit Awareness Practice Pragmatic Researches

Autore: Roberto Bordogna
Editore: FrancoAngeli
ISBN: 8891702463
Grandezza: 26,22 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 3691
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Books On Japan In Western Languages Recently Acquired By The National Diet Library

Autore: Kokuritsu Kokkai Toshokan (Japan)
Grandezza: 25,81 MB
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Vista: 9789
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La Bellezza In Oriente Introduzione All Estetica Orientale

Autore: Roberto Terrosi
Editore: goWare
ISBN: 8867971999
Grandezza: 19,54 MB
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I paesi dell’Oriente ci sono stati presentati tradizionalmente come regni incantati, cristallizzati però nel loro passato. Oggi che alcuni di essi ambiscono a porsi al centro dell’economia mondiale in un mondo globale spietatamente competitivo, ci vengono presentati come dei minacciosi concorrenti tecnologicamente agguerriti. Si tratta allora di ripensare questa situazione, evitando sia di appiattirli su un immaginario fiabesco e misticheggiante, sia di schiacciarli sui soli numeri del mondo degli affari, per cercare di comprenderne le culture nella loro originalità, come paesi “adulti” con cui confrontarci su un piano di parità. Pensiamo che il modo migliore di farlo sia di partire dalla bellezza, perché ci presenta un aspetto attraente, ma anche profondo di queste culture e si pone dunque come l’invito ottimale alla loro comprensione.