How Japonisme affected the changing concepts of art in the modern West

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Abstract

This book project supported by the Japanese Research Council aimed to reconstruct the concept of 'Bijutsu' (art) in Japan. Within the Japanese debate on this topic, there is a tendency to see the Western notion of 'art' in a monolithic and in purely fine art terms. This essay counters this by showing how volatile the definition of 'art' was in Britain during the second half of the nineteenth century and that Japanese art played an active role in defining what is art during this period in the form of Japonisme.
Translated title of the contributionHow Japonisme affected the changing concepts of art in the modern West
Original languageOther
Title of host publication'Bijustu' gainen no saikōchiku
Subtitle of host publication'bunrui no jidai' no owarini
Place of PublicationTokyo
PublisherBrücke
Pages265-272
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)978-4-434-22914-5
Publication statusPublished - 27 Jan 2017

Keywords

  • Japonisme Studies
  • bijutsu
  • Grammar of Ornament
  • 10 O'Clock Lecture
  • Wilhelm Pinder

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