A study of postwar Japan through the work of its leading photographers, artists and fashion designers. Starting with the devastating experience of 1945, the book traces how the transformations in Japanese society were reflected in the visual imagery of the culture. The book provides a guide to the creative forces that have most profoudly effected modern Japan, from the writer, Yukio Mishima to the fashion designer, Issey Miyake. Although Tokyo is the axis of this work, the book finally points to the emergence in the Nineties of a new generation of creative figures who have become major international artists. The new Japan is not a distant, alien culture, as it was a century ago. The book addresses the whole spectrum of Japanese art, photography, design, cinema and architecture.
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Book Description Jonathan Cape, U.S.A., 1991. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine/New. 1st Edition. NEW! Gift Quality HC copy, still in publisher's shrinkwrap. 208 pp. Text and over 100 illustrations. Interesting exploration by Holborn of the develpments in Japanese culture after the chaos of nuclear bombing and termination of war. Cited are works of Yukio Mishima, Issey Miyako, Noguchi and others. Well-illustrated with over 100 B/W and color images including some by iconic photographers such as Stieglitz, Irving Penn, and others. A Fn unused hard cover copy from the 1st Edition, in a Fn unblemished DJ, all still in original shrink wrap. No finer hardcover copy for this price! Size: 13 x 9-3/4 Inches. Bookseller Inventory # 10-610073