Japanese Exchanges in Art 1850s-1930s - with Britain, continental Europe and the USA

Japanese Exchanges in Art 1850s-1930s By John Clark and other contributors

This is the revised edition of a text completed in 1989 and often reproduced in mimeograph form for relevant academics and libraries. The intention here has been to publish the updated version together with some extensive new materials.

It is a basic reference work not only for those working on exchanges between Japanese and European - chiefly British - art in the 19th and early 20th centuries but for all those interested in the modern history of Japan. Many historians of modern photography will also find it indispensable. It includes the most complete and extensive materials in any language on Charles Wirgman, Felice Beato, and Raimund von Stillfried und Ratenitz, as well as extensive biographical entries on European artistic visitors to Japan and Japanese artists in contact with European art in the 19th century.

John Clark teaches in the Department of Art History and Theory, and the School of Asian Studies, at the University of Sydney. He is editor of and contributor to Modernity in Asian Art (Sydney, Wild Peony 1993), the translator of Kuki Shûzô's Reflections on Japanese Taste: the structure of iki (Sydney, Power Publications 1997) and author of Modern Asian Art (Sydney, Craftsman House 1998).


ISBN 1 86487 311 6
356pp, paper, b/w images
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