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Author Haft, Alfred
Title Aesthetic strategies of the floating world : mitate, yatsushi, and fūryū in early modern Japanese popular culture / by Alfred Haft
Imprint Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2013
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 Fu Ssu-Nien WTN LANG BK  N7353.6.U35 H139 2013    AVAILABLE    30530001143064
Descript 216 p. : col. ill. ; 26 cm
Series Japanese visual culture ; v. 9
Japanese visual culture ; v. 9
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 201-207) and index
The East Asian classical tradition, with its repertoire of ancient narratives and established pictorial themes, was a major force driving cultural development in Japan during the early modern or Edo period (1615-1868). This book offers an in-depth account of three aesthetic concepts - mitate, yatsushi, and fūryū - which influenced the way early-modern popular culture absorbed and responded to this force of cultural tradition. Combining literary, historical, and visual evidence, the book examines particularly how the three concepts guided artistic choices in the context of Floating World prints (ukiyo-e), and how the concepts have shaped the direction of ukiyo-e studies since the Meiji period (1868-1912)
Subject Ukiyoe -- Political aspects -- Edo period, 1600-1868
Erotic art -- Japan -- Edo period, 1600-1868
Japan -- Social life and customs -- Pictorial works -- Edo period, 1600-1868
Popular culture -- Japan -- History -- 18th century
Popular culture -- Japan -- History -- 19th century
Prints, Japanese -- Edo period, 1600-1868
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