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- DescriptionThis is a sweeping journey through the history of Japanese animation, tracing this cultural phemen from its origins in traditional art to the present day. A dominant force in its home country since the 1970s, Japanese animation has become a global phemen in recent years. But far from being a contemporary invention, anime draws on the same centuries-old artistic traditions that form the basis of manga. Widely disparaged when it first appeared in the West, today the real value of Japanese animation is recognized, and it has inspired international film directors. Fairytale, romance, adventure, fantasy, science-fiction: anime encompasses many genres and its current creativity kws bounds. The author studies the evolution of Japanese animation through the centuries, retracing its history from painted scrolls to woodblock prints, to animated films, first in black and white, and then in color. A number of prominent artists are showcased including Tezuka Osamu, the godfather of anime and Hayao Miyazaki, founder of the world-rewned Studio Ghibli and creator of films such as Spirited Away the first anime film to win an Academy Award. Illustrated with over five hundred images, many rarely seen in the West, this book bridges the gap between art history and pop culture.
- Author BiographyBrigitte Koyama-Richard is a professor at the University of Tokyo, where she teaches comparative literature and art history. She has published several works on Japanese art, including 1000 Years of Manga (Flammarion, 2008).
- Author(s)Brigitte Koyama-Richard
- PublisherEditions Flammarion
- Date of Publication04/10/2010
- SubjectDesign & Commercial Art
- Place of PublicationParis
- Country of PublicationFrance
- First Published2010
- Content NoteIllustrations (chiefly col.)
- Weight1540 g
- Width230 mm
- Height275 mm
- Spine25 mm
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