One Hundred Aspects Of The Moon

Author: Tsukioka Yoshitoshi
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This marvelous evocation of traditional Japanese culture is the vision of the most prolific and influential woodblock artist of the Meiji period. Tsukioka Yoshitoshi began his masterpiece in 1885 and finished it shortly before his death, seven years later. His images depict characters from history and legend — courtesans, warriors, musicians, poets, and ordinary folk — in striking vignettes that unfold by the light of the moon. An eager public of Yoshitoshi's contemporaries snapped up new designs from the "moon series" as quickly as they appeared. The artist incorporated Western techniques into a traditional medium that was already losing ground to photography and lithography. Inspired by history and myth, his portraits of a vanishing world elevated woodblock art to its highest level before the genre's decline. Now, after a century of obscurity, Yoshitoshi's glorious illustrations are being rediscovered. This edition of his greatest work features reproductions of each image in full color and at nearly actual size, accompanied by insightful commentaries.

Yoshitoshi S One Hundred Aspects Of The Moon

Author: John Stevenson
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Reproduces the artist's "One Hundred Aspects of the Moon" and explains the story behind each design. Includes a biography of Yoshitoshi.

Yoshitoshi

Author: John Stevenson
Editor: Abbeville Press
ISBN: 9780789213556
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Reproductions of Yoshitoshi's Tsuki hyakushi, with the story behind each design and technical details relating to the work's production. Includes a biography of the artist.

One Hundred Aspects Of The Moon

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Yoshitoshi's artistic career traces a period of social and political change in Japan, which opened its doors to trade with the West in 1853, the year that he published his first woodblock print. As tumult shook the foundations of old Japan, Yoshitoshi cleaved to tradition in his choice of subject matter, drawing upon literature, history, and mythology, the warrior class, and the Buddhist notion of "the floating world" to preserve and celebrate Japanese culture before modernism. In one hundred views and commentaries, the artist used the popular woodblock print form to depict everyday Japanese concerns and the collective apprehension about a future not yet clarified.

One Hundred Aspects Of The Moon

Author: De Anima Books
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Tsuki Hyakushi (One Hundred Aspects of the Moon) is a collection of large, moon-themed nishiki-e (multicolored woodblock prints) by Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (1839−92). The 100 prints were published in batches by Akiyama Buemon between 1885 and 1892. They depict various aspects of the moon, drawing upon Japanese and Chinese anecdotes, historical events, and mythology, and relate to a wide range of subjects, including famous warriors, notable women, birds and animals, and goblins and ghosts.

Yoshitoshi S Strange Tales

Author: John Stevenson
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Tais Yoshitoshi (1839-1892) was fascinated by the supernatural, and some of his best work concerns ghosts, monsters, and charming animal transmutations. Yoshitoshi s strange tales presents two series (with full page illustrations) that focus on his depictions of the weird and magical world of the transformed. The first series is One Hundred Tales of Japan and China (Wakan hyaku monogatari, 1865) and it is based on a game in which people told short scary ghost tales in a darkened room, extinguishing a candle as each tale ended. New Forms of Thirty-six Strange Things (Shinken sanj rokkaisen) of 1889-92 illustrates stories from Japan s rich heritage of legends in more serene and objective ways."

Writing Japan S War In New Guinea

Author: Victoria Eaves-Young
Editor: Amsterdam University Press
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Tamura Yoshikazu is destined to die on the alien shores of the New Guinea warzone. Devoid of family contact, perplexed by the unfamiliarity of his environment, deprived of even meagre amenities and faced with the spectre of debilitating illness and starvation, this solitary soldier commenced a diary in the early part of 1943. Employed in the hard labour of building airstrips, he is ground down by tedium, disheartened by the now dysfunctional military hierarchy, consumed by grief at the meaningless deaths of comrades, and stripped of any chance of being involved in an aspect of war that he considers heroic and meaningful. Profoundly unsettled by all that appears to be at odds with the *kokutai* ideology, Tamura employs strategies through the vehicle of his diary to enable him to remain committed to the pathway of death on behalf of the Emperor.

Insomnia

Author: Eluned Summers-Bremner
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This cultural, historical, and scientific exploration of sleeplessness by Eluned Summers-Bremner begins with the literature of ancient times, and finds its sufferers in prominent texts such as the Iliad, the Odyssey, the Mesopotamian epic Gilgamesh, and the Bible. Moving to Romantic and Gothic literature, she shows how sleeplessness continued to play a large role as the advent of street lighting in the nineteenth century inspired the fantastical blurring of daytime reality and night visions and authors connected insomnia to the ephemeral worlds of nightmares and the sublime. Meanwhile, throughout the ages insomnia has been variously categorized by the medical community as a manifestation of a deeper psychological or physical malady. Today’s medical solutions tend to involve prescription drugs—but, as Insomnia reveals, important questions linger about the role of the pharmaceutical industry and the effectiveness of such treatments. “Summers-Bremner’s account of literary usages of insomnia, from Gilgamesh to Garcia Márquez, is a rich one, sufficient to make the case that insomnia is a recurrent theme in Western culture.”––Wall Street Journal “A whimsical tour of the history of how different cultures have viewed not only insomnia but also the night itself, sleep, dreams, darkness, and activities that occur in the dark.”—New England Journal of Medicine “Summers-Bremner’s excellent account of insomnia shows that the consideration of our waking moments is indicative of the changing ways we think about life.”—Financial Times Magazine

Moon

Author: Bernd Brunner
Editor: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300168705
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Using werewolves and Wernher von Braun, Stonehenge and the sex lives of sea corals, aboriginal myths, and an Anglican bishop in this new book, the author weaves variegated information into a glimpse of Earth's closest celestial neighbor, whose mere presence inspires us to wonder what might be out there. Going beyond the discoveries of contemporary science, he presents a cultural assessment of our complex relationship with Earth's lifeless, rocky satellite. As well as offering an engaging perspective on such age old questions as "What would Earth be like without the moon?" he surveys the moon's mythical and religious significance and provokes existential soul searching through a lunar lens, inquiring, "Forty years ago, the first man put his footprint on the moon. Will we continue to use it as the screen onto which we cast our hopes and fears?" Drawing on materials from different cultures and epochs, he walks readers down a moonlit path illuminated by more than seventy-five vintage photographs and illustrations. From scientific discussions of the moon's origins and its chronobiological effects on the mating and feeding habits of animals to an illuminating interpretation of Bishop Francis Godwin's 1638 novel The Man in the Moone, his interdisciplinary explorations recast a familiar object in an original light.

The Routledge Companion To Music And Visual Culture

Author: Tim Shephard
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1135956464
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As a coherent field of research, the field of music and visual culture has seen rapid growth in recent years. The Routledge Companion to Music and Visual Culture serves as the first comprehensive reference on the intersection between these two areas of study, an ideal introduction for those coming to the field for the first time as well as a useful source of information for seasoned researchers. This collection of over forty entries, from musicologists and art historians from the US and UK, delineate the key concepts in the field in five parts: Starting Points Methodologies Reciprocation – the musical in visual culture and the visual in musical culture Convergence –in metaphor, in conception, and in practice Hybrid Arts This reference work speaks to the important questions concerning this burgeoning field of research –what are the established approaches to studying musical and visual cultures side by side? What have been the major points of contact between these two areas and what kind of questions can this interdisciplinary research address moving forward? The Routledge Companion to Music and Visual Culture is an indispensable guide for anyone interested in the field of music and visual culture.

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The Tale Of Genji

Author: John T. Carpenter
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ISBN: 1588396657
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With its vivid descriptions of courtly society, gardens, and architecture in early eleventh-century Japan, The Tale of Genji—recognized as the world’s first novel—has captivated audiences around the globe and inspired artistic traditions for one thousand years. Its female author, Murasaki Shikibu, was a diarist, a renowned poet, and, as a tutor to the young empress, the ultimate palace insider; her monumental work of fiction offers entry into an elaborate, mysterious world of court romance, political intrigue, elite customs, and religious life. This handsomely designed and illustrated book explores the outstanding art associated with Genji through in-depth essays and discussions of more than one hundred works. The Tale of Genji has influenced all forms of Japanese artistic expression, from intimately scaled albums to boldly designed hanging scrolls and screen paintings, lacquer boxes, incense burners, games, palanquins for transporting young brides to their new homes, and even contemporary manga. The authors, both art historians and Genji scholars, discuss the tale’s transmission and reception over the centuries; illuminate its place within the history of Japanese literature and calligraphy; highlight its key episodes and characters; and explore its wide-ranging influence on Japanese culture, design, and aesthetics into the modern era. p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 14.0px Verdana}

The Virginia Quarterly Review

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Yoshitoshi S Women

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Taiso Yoshitoshi (1839-1892) was the last creative genius of woodblock prints, his career spanning traditional Japan and the modernizing of Meiji. He is best known for designs of Japan's legendary past, for violent and bloody prints, and for prints of women. His finest images of women form a series entitled Fuzoku sanjuniso, "Thirty-two Aspects of Daily Life", which was issued in 1888. The series shows women of different social classes from 1789 to Yoshitoshi's present. Sensitively conceived and lavishly produced, the prints are vignettes of women caught in typical moments of their daily lives. The series has become a classic and fetches high prices from collectors. Woodblock prints had always been concerned with what was fashionable and up-to-date - "Thirty-two Aspects of Daily Life" was different in trying to capture the flavor of historical periods that had disappeared. It was original, too, in its attempt to individualize women in a genre that was usually highly stylized. This book presents "Thirty-two Aspects of Daily Life" in full color, explaining the subtleties of each design in text opposite the print. An illustrated introduction explores Yoshitoshi's often problematic relations with women, the lives of courtesans and geisha, and how the series was produced.

Oriental Art

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The Moon Has No Home

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Memorials Of Pastoral Affection

Author: John Stevenson
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This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts - the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience. We believe this work is culturally important and have elected to bring the book back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide.

Meiji

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The Principles Of Murathee Grammar

Author: John Stevenson
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ISBN: 9780559264658
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This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts - the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience. We believe this work is culturally important and have elected to bring the book back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide.

Newsletter

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