Geisha: Beyond the Painted Smile

Geisha: Beyond the Painted Smile

by Staff of The Peabody Essex Museum (Editor)

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780807615454
Publisher: Braziller, George Inc
Publication date: 09/28/2004
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 9.38(w) x 12.32(h) x 0.74(d)

Table of Contents

Director's Foreword8
Acknowledgments10
Lenders13
Preface
Why Do Geisha Exist?17
Part IUnderstanding Geisha
A World Behind Closed Doors23
Identifying Geisha in Art and Life: Is She Really a Geisha?37
Part IIConfronting the Image
First Encounters--Emerging Stereotypes: Westerners and Geisha in the Late Nineteenth Century51
The Exotic Geisha67
The Floating World Today: Photographs by Yoko Yamamoto81
Part IIILiving Art
Performance and Play: The Art and Accomplishments of Geisha103
Geisha to the Fore: Niwaka Festivals and the New Luminaries of Edo123
Geisha on Stage and Screen139
Bibliography148
List of Illustrations151
Index157

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