Shin-hanga: New Prints in Modern Japan

Shin-hanga: New Prints in Modern Japan

by University of Washington Press, Hollis Goodall-Cristante
     
 
The artists of the shin-hanga (new prints) movement in Japan represent one aspect of a search for national identity that preoccupied the Japanese intelligentsia around the turn of the century. While many intellectuals continued to propound the concept of modernization through Westernization, fashionable from early in the Meiji era (1868-1912), shin-hanga artists, as

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The artists of the shin-hanga (new prints) movement in Japan represent one aspect of a search for national identity that preoccupied the Japanese intelligentsia around the turn of the century. While many intellectuals continued to propound the concept of modernization through Westernization, fashionable from early in the Meiji era (1868-1912), shin-hanga artists, as members of the third generation to follow the Meiji restoration and opening of the country to foreign contact, were part of a larger movement of thinkers who sought to redefine the concept of being Japanese.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780295975177
Publisher:
University of Washington Press
Publication date:
01/15/1995
Pages:
120
Product dimensions:
9.02(w) x 11.99(h) x 0.46(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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