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Radicals and realists in the Japanese nonverbal arts : the avant-garde rejection of modernism

Author: Thomas R H Havens
Publisher: Honolulu : University of Hawaii Press, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Radicals and Realists in the Japanese Nonverbal Arts is the first book in any language to discuss Japan's avant-garde artists, their work, and the historical environment in which they produced it during the two most creative decades of the twentieth century, the 1950s and 1960s. Many of the artists were radicals, rebelling against existing canons and established authority. Yet at the same time they were realists in
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas R H Havens
ISBN: 0824830113 9780824830113
OCLC Number: 63108339
Description: x, 296 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Contents: Postwar vectors in the Japanese nonverbal arts --
The occupation and modernity --
Experimental voyages : the 1950s --
The experimental workshop --
Avant-garde visual culture : local and historical --
Concrete abstractions, abstract expressions --
The Sōgetsu Art Center : avant-garde refinement --
Alternative modernities in the 1960s : locating the everyday --
Beyond form and formality --
Events, objects, and concepts --
Contemporary art music and dance in the 1960s : transcultural idioms --
The Monoha moment --
Art, money, and politics --
Radicals and realists.
Responsibility: Thomas R.H. Havens.
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Discusses Japan's avant-garde artists, their work, and the historical environment in which they produced it during the two most creative decades of the twentieth century, the 1950s and 1960s. This  Read more...

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Tom Havens' indispensable new book provides a magisterial guide to the postwar Japanese avant-garde in the nonverbal arts. - David Goodman, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign ""Meticulously Read more...

 
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