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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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How to Read Chinese Ceramics

God Is the Light of the Heavens and the Earth
Light in Islamic Art and Culture

Silent Poetry
Chinese Paintings from the Cleveland Museum of Art

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

Samurai and the Culture of Japan’s Great Peace

Ink and Gold
Art of the Kano

Buddhist Art of Myanmar

Experiments with Truth
Gandhi and Images of Nonviolence

The Home and the World
A View of Calcutta

Nam June Paik
Becoming Robot

Among the Celestials
China in Early Photographs

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

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