Japanese Aesthetics and Anime: The Influence of Tradition

Japanese Aesthetics and Anime: The Influence of Tradition

by Dani Cavallaro
     
 

This study addresses the relationship between Japanese aesthetics, a field steeped in philosophy and traditional knowledge, and anime, a prominent part of contemporary popular culture. There are three premises: (1) the abstract concepts promoted by Japanese aesthetics find concrete expression at the most disparate levels of everyday life; (2) the abstract and

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Overview

This study addresses the relationship between Japanese aesthetics, a field steeped in philosophy and traditional knowledge, and anime, a prominent part of contemporary popular culture. There are three premises: (1) the abstract concepts promoted by Japanese aesthetics find concrete expression at the most disparate levels of everyday life; (2) the abstract and the concrete coalesce in the visual domain, attesting to the visual nature of Japanese culture at large; and (3) anime can help us appreciate many aspects of Japan's aesthetic legacy, in terms of both its theoretical propositions and its visual, even tangible, aspects.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786471515
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
01/03/2013
Pages:
207
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Dani Cavallaro has written widely about literature, cultural theory, and anime. She lives in London.

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