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For a New World to Come
Experiments in Japanese Art and Photography, 1968–1979

Yasufumi Nakamori with Allison Pappas; With contributions by Yuko Fujii, Rachel Hooper, Yoshiaki Kai, Ryuichi Kaneko, Robin Kelsey, Rei Masuda, Yuri Mitsuda, Chanon (Kenji) Praepipatmongkol, Franz Prichard, Miwako Tezuka, and Reiko Tomii

In Japan, the student protests and avant-garde art initiatives of the late 1960s gave way to political apathy, economic uncertainties, and an introspective tendency in art. As a result, many artists sought different avenues of expression, using photography in experimental and conceptual ways as part of their larger artistic practice. Many photographers also responded by moving away from a straight documentary approach, some displaying their images in series and installations as works of art.
 
For a New World to Come provides a thought-provoking look at photography-based works and other works by twenty-nine of these artists, including such well-known names as Nobuyoshi Araki, Koji Enokura, Daido Moriyama, Hitoshi...


2015   256 pp.  140 color + 134 b/w illus.   -   Cloth ISBN: 9780300207828  $85.00 tx

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Color in Ancient and Medieval East Asia
 



Sultans of Deccan India, 1500–1700
Opulence and Fantasy
 



Between Action and the Unknown
The Art of Kazuo Shiraga and Sadamasa Motonaga
 



Ink and Gold
Art of the Kano
 



Samurai and the Culture of Japan’s Great Peace
 



Buddhist Art of Myanmar
 



Experiments with Truth
Gandhi and Images of Nonviolence
 



The Home and the World
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Nam June Paik
Becoming Robot
 



Among the Celestials
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Cast for Eternity
Ancient Ritual Bronzes from the Shanghai Museum
 



Worldly Gurus and Spiritual Kings
Architecture and Asceticism in Medieval India
 



Lost Kingdoms
Hindu-Buddhist Sculpture of Early Southeast Asia
 



Treasures from Korea
Arts and Culture of the Joseon Dynasty, 1392–1910
 



Remaking Tradition
Modern Art of Japan from the Tokyo National Museum
 



The Bundi Wall-Paintings in Rajasthan
Rediscovered Treasures
 



Straddling East and West
Lin Yutang, A Modern Literatus; The Lin Yutan Family Collection of Chinese Painting and Calligraphy
 



Ink Art
Past as Present in Contemporary China
 



Silla
Korea's Golden Kingdom
 



China
Dawn of a Golden Age, 200–750 A.D.
 

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