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Takeuchi, Melinda

Works: 18 works in 49 publications in 1 language and 1,309 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Thesis advisor
Classifications: ND1059.I4, 759.952
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Melinda Takeuchi
Taiga's true views : the language of landscape painting in eighteenth-century Japan by Melinda Takeuchi( Book )

9 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 462 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In its broadest sense, this lavishly illustrated book is about the relationship between topography and the language of visual symbols a painter manipulates, or must invent, to suggest specific places. What meanings are encoded in topographical paintings? What do such pictures tell us about artist, audience, and society? What do these paintings reveal about deeply felt cultural attitudes about place? The middle decades of the eighteenth century in Japan were a time of
The artist as professional in Japan by Melinda Takeuchi( Book )

7 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The book also addresses issues of canon formation: by what complex process are some artists and objects singled out to communicate rhetorical or aesthetic meaning while others lapse into the background."--Jacket
Worlds seen and imagined : Japanese screens from the Idemitsu Museum of Arts by Taizō Kuroda( Book )

7 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seduction : Japan's floating world : the John C. Weber Collection by Laura W Allen( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Floating World --a catchphrase that defined the pleasure quarters of Edo-period Japan's (1615 - 1868) and conveyed a fantasy realm where men were led to believe they could drift aimlessly in the pursue of pleasure. Brothels were a prominent feature, but other entertainment, such as theater, music, and wrestling were also offered. Pursuit of such pleasures prompted a revolution in fashion, literature, and the visual arts, as the pleasure district was marketed not just through the offer of sex but rather through the elaboration of the seductive image of a sophisticated demimonde that beckoned visitors. Seduction show how images of courtesans were constructed as objects of desire, and it considers how the artistic version aligned with or departed from the reality of women's lives. It traces the ways that art was used to transport viewers to a constructed realm of sensory delights to stimulate desires and gratify fantasies of carefree pleasure. Editor Laura W. Allen offers an overview of the seductive spell cast by the floating world and provides helpful entries on each of the featured objects. Essays by Melinda Takeuchi, Eric C. Rath, and Julia Meech introduce the floating world, consider the role of food in the pleasure quarter, and explore the feminine gaze in the Japanese print. A translation of the texts on the Hishikawa Moronobu scroll is included. The result is a fascinating study of the way that visual objects were used to convey insider knowledge about the latest fashions in clothing, hairstyles, accessories, and even games. Armed with such knowledge, a visitor to the pleasure quarters would be prepared for the pursuit of love and other objects of desire
Revisiting modern Japanese prints : selected works from the Richard F. Grott Family Collection : Northern Illinois University Art Museum, January 15-March 7, 2008 by Helen Nagata( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Visions of a wanderer : the true view paintings of Ike Taiga (1723-1776) by Melinda Takeuchi( )

9 editions published between 1979 and 1983 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Origins of modern society : legacies and visions of East Asian cultures( Visual )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the 18th century, Japan was in the mdst of its 250-year isolation from the rest of the world, imposed by the Tokugawa Shogunate. Yet within the cocoon of its seclusion, a fundamental metamorphosis was beginning to occur. In ways unknown even to themselves, the Japanese were preparing to join the world, to develop their remarkable ability to absorb influences from the outside yet transform these influences into something distinctive
The Tomishige Studio and the development of domestic commercial photography in Meiji Japan (1868-1912) by Karen M Fraser( )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ema, display practices of Edo period votive paintings by Hilary Katherine Snow( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Large-scale ema (votive paintings) were commonly found at Edo period religious sites, where sacred and secular activities mingled. Ema halls functioned as art galleries, providing almost unrestricted access to paintings for any member of society. While the genre is most frequently defined through the initial act of donation, the role of ema in Edo period society is rooted in their public display. This dissertation examines the diversity of Edo period ema and contexts for their display within late Edo period society. Chapter 1 discusses the development of ema as paintings of horses in early Japanese history, including depictions in medieval handscrolls, and their role as examples of common religious practice in Japan, despite being usually described as Shinto religious objects. Chapter 2 focuses on the display and dissemination of ema during the Edo period. I examine Edo period literature about ema and how ema were understood by writers of the period. I also address the rise of ema halls and the increasing importance of ema displays within the early modern culture of public entertainment. Chapters 3 and 4 use two popular Buddhist temples in the Edo region as case studies for ema donation and display. Chapter 3 surveys ema at Sensôji temple in Asakusa, Tokyo to highlight both the continued importance of horses as subjects of ema and also the expansive diversity of subjects beyond horses. Stories told during the period about the oldest ema at Sensôji (early seventeenth-century) reveal beliefs about the efficacy of ema. Other ema display connections to the public amusements found in the Sensôji district. Chapter 4 explores the associations between ema at Naritasan Shinshôji in Chiba prefecture and the Ichikawa Danjûrô family of Kabuki actors. These actors and their fans used ema both to express religious devotion and to promote themselves in more secular ways. Naritasan was closely tied to Edo, especially through degaichô (public viewings of the temple's main statue) in the Fukagawa district of Edo, and many ema donations can be linked to the degaichô. While not denying the importance of ema as religious objects, I seek to show how their importance as objects of display and advertisement complemented their spiritual functions. They were part of a spiritual and social exchange that donors performed for both the gods and the viewing public
Japanese screens from the Idemitsu Museum of Arts by Taizo Kuroda( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Performing the politics of translation in modern Japan by Aragorn Quinn( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This dissertation examines the ways in which translation, theater, and political activism interacted in Japan from the standpoint of two key opposition political movements between the Meiji Restoration in 1868 and the end of World War II. As such, it is an attempt to bridge gaps between fields of study represented by the diverse triad of theater, translation, and political theory. I seek to explain the importance of translation in the theatrical and political worlds of prewar Japan. Conventional scholarship on the modernization of Japanese theater usually tracks its development from within the theatrical world. By contrast, my approach explores politically charged performances in both traditional and non-traditional performance spaces in order to uncover the way their interaction influenced the formation and development of modern theater. I examine the influence of political, para-theatrical activity that involved translated texts and concepts in the context of the Freedom and People's Rights Movement of the 1870s and 1880s and the Proletarian Movement of the 1920s and 1930s
Legacies and visions of East Asian cultures. Sinophiles, Europhiles, and the explosion of visual thinking in eighteenth-century Japanese art( Visual )

2 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"In the 18th century, Japan was in the midst of its 250-year isolation from the rest of the world ... during the period of seclusion, artistic influences from China and the West were seeping into Japan--along with new ideas of science and politics. In painting, these influences challenged traditional and well-established notions, in which the examples of the past were copied and recreated anew in each generation."--Back of container
Shinkeizu : the gospel Taiga according to Gyokushū by Melinda Takeuchi( Book )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Creating the kangxi landscape : Bishu shanzhuang and the mediation of Qing imperial identity by Stephen Hart Whiteman( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This dissertation examines how the construction and representation of cultural and geo-political landscapes contributed to imperial legitimacy in the early Qing dynasty (1644-1911). Focusing on the largest of the Qing garden-palaces, Bishu shanzhuang ("Mountain Villa to Escape the Heat"), the project draws on the physical landscape and its depictions in paintings, woodblock prints, maps and personal ac-counts to reveal the importance of space, geography, and memory in the negotiation of dynastic identities. The intersections of geography, landscape and ethnicity were central to the formation of the Qing state and its power. The Qing conquest elite and the empire they ruled were geographically and culturally distinct and mutually unfamiliar. The early state's principal challenges lay in establishing the legitimacy of their rule while creating a geographically and culturally cohesive empire out of highly disparate parts. The invention of a new, fundamentally "Qing" landscape, one that reflected both the empire's diversity and its ideal unity, was central to the success of all these goals. Through the construction of imperial garden-palaces, and court-produced representations of them in paintings, books and other media, the court created a politically and culturally significant landscape associated solely with the emperor. Bishu shanzhuang was perhaps the most important of these imperial landscapes. Built beyond the Great Wall, it is located in a region, Rehe, or Jehol, that the court simultaneously described as non-Chinese and as wild, natural and undiscovered -- a culturally blank canvas. There, the Kangxi emperor (r. 1662-1723) ordered the construction of an expansive garden-palace that miniaturized the diverse geography of the empire, while at times literally recreating the landscapes of the historic heart of Chinese culture, the South. In their seeming contradictions, together garden and site thus embodied the court's complex negotiation of multiethnic identities, a central concern of the state throughout the dynasty. Treating the Mountain Villa as a second capital, the emperor and many of his successors hunted, engaged in diplomacy, and en-joyed the crisp, cool air of the mountains and valleys. Through these activities and imperially-produced representations of the gardens in paintings, albums, gazetteers and other media, the court created a politically and culturally significant landscape associated primarily with the emperor, used to assert legitimacy, demonstrate authority and create bonds of loyalty with those whose support was most crucial to the ongoing stability and power of the Qing dynasty. The dissertation seeks to address a number of methodological concerns, as well. By focusing primarily on the Kangxi period, the project counters conventional treatments of the site that consider only its final state of development under the Qianlong emperor and reestablishes the Kangxi emperor as an independent political actor whose ideologically oriented cultural productions laid the foundation of Qing imperial practice for the remainder of the dynasty. Similarly, departing from earlier narratives that framed Bishu shanzhuang either as a recreation of a literati garden on a massive scale or as a reconstruction of the Buddhist universe intended for a non-Chinese audience, this project recognizes the centrality of both Chinese and non-Chinese vocabularies in the Rehe landscape. Finally, this study presents new approaches to under-standing the importance of landscape as medium for ideological expression throughout the Qing and in the early modern world more broadly
Ike Taiga, a biographical study by Melinda Takeuchi( Book )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

From Modelbook to Sketchbook: Sinophiles, Europhiles, and the Explosion of Visual Thinking in Eighteenth-Century Japanese Art legacies and visions of East Asian cultures by Melinda Takeuchi( Visual )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Within the seclusion of the Tokagawan Shogunate, a metamorphosis was beginning to occur in Japan. The Japanese were preparing to join the world, to develop their ability to absorb influences and make them uniquely their own. In this lecture Professor Melinda Takeuchi traces one very early manifestation of this process in Japanese painting
From modelbook to sketchbook : Sinophiles, Eurephiles and the explosion of visual thinking in 18th century Japanese art by Melinda Takeuchi( Visual )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Takeuchi talks of the way that even during Japan's 250 year seclusion, Chinese and Western influences were penetrating their art and their science and politics
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Taiga's true views : the language of landscape painting in eighteenth-century Japan
The artist as professional in Japan
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Melinda Takeuchi American japanologist

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