Thursday, February 10, 2011

Japanese Art Then & Now

See/Saw offers a provocative new look at the
origins of Japanese pop art. Often defined by
references to manga or anime, contemporary
Japanese art in fact has much broader roots.
By drawing parallels between the art of Japan
past and present, this compelling book reveals
how current artists rework the traditional forms
and techniques of Japanese art history. Modern
takes on time honored conventions are illustrated
by the work of contemporary artists including
Tabaimo, Makoto Aida, Takashi Murakami, Yayoi
Kusama and Yoshitomo Nara. Aficionados of
both contemporary and traditional Japan are sure
to appreciate this fresh perspective on art and
the power of visual culture.

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