Item #76623 ART, ANTI-ART, NON-ART: Experimentations in the Public Sphere in Postwar Japan, 1950-1970. Charles Merewether, Rika Iezumi Hiro.

ART, ANTI-ART, NON-ART: Experimentations in the Public Sphere in Postwar Japan, 1950-1970

Los Angeles: Getty Research Institute, 2007. First Edition. Hardcover. "Collaborative, ephemeral, self-reflective, multidisciplinary - the work generated by the rapid series of experimental artistic movements that energized the public sphere in postwar Japan was anything but private, static, or expected, despite the enduring engagement of Japanese artists with Western modernism. For two decades, a small but progressive group of visual artists, musicians, dancers, theater performers, and writers variously confronted the fraught legacy of World War II in Japan, which included occupation by a foreign power, growing economic inequality, and the clash between repressive social mores and an increasingly industrialized, urban, and consumer-oriented culture. Art, Anti-Art, Non-Art offers an introduction to this highly charged and innovative era in Japanese artistic practice." Quarto: xiv, 140 p. with a frontispiece, 39 plates, and 29 figures. Original boards; issued without a dust jacket. A fine copy. Fine. Item #76623
ISBN: 9780892368662

Price: $100.00

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