From Ukiyo-e To Photography - Cultural Awakening In Japan's Visual Field
Ukiyo-e of the late Edo to Meiji periods conveys the sense that people in Japan at the time held a deep interest in photography. Likewise, photography from this pivotal period of cultural change is clearly influenced by ukiyo-e and early modern painting traditions. From both visual art and photography emerged fascinating works that boldly intertwined ideas and traditions to reach beyond their respective frameworks, engendering new forms of visual expression. This superbly investigated and illustrated publication illuminates these facets of Japan’s cultural modernisation, which arose from the encounter of West and East through prints, paintings, photographs, and more.
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