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Imaging Disaster

Tokyo and the Visual Culture of Japan's Great Earthquake of 1923


Συγγραφέας: Weisenfeld Gennifer
Εκδότης: University of California Press
ISBN: 9780520271951
Σειρά βιβλίου: Asia: Local Studies / Global Themes 22
Αριθμός Σελίδων: 400
Διαστάσεις: 25x3x18
Έτος Έκδοσης: 2012

Σύνοψη του βιβλίου "Imaging Disaster"

Focusing on one landmark catastrophic event in the history of an emerging modern nation - the Great Kanto Earthquake that devastated Tokyo and surrounding areas in 1923 - this fascinating volume examines the history of the visual production of the disaster. The Kanto earthquake triggered cultural responses that ran the gamut from voyeuristic and macabre thrill to the romantic sublime, media spectacle to sacred space, mournful commemoration to emancipatory euphoria, and national solidarity to racist vigilantism and sociopolitical critique. Looking at photography, cinema, painting, postcards, sketching, urban planning, and even scientific visualizations, Weisenfeld demonstrates how visual culture has powerfully mediated the evolving historical understanding of this major national disaster, ultimately enfolding mourning and memory into modernization.


Συγγραφέας/εις: Weisenfeld Gennifer
Σειρά βιβλίου: Asia: Local Studies / Global Themes 22
ISBN: 9780520271951
Ημερ/νία έκδοσης: 11/12/2012
Εξώφυλλο: Hardback
Σελίδες: 400
Τόπος έκδοσης: Berkerley
Χώρα έκδοσης: United States
Βάρος βιβλίου: 1179 gr
Διαστάσεις βιβλίου: 25x3x18 cm
Λεπτομέρειες εικονογράφησης: 99 color illustrations, 101 b-w photographs

Περιεχόμενα

Preface Acknowledgments Introduction 1. Earthquakes in Japan: A Brief Prehistory 2. The Media Scale of Catastrophe 3. Disaster as Spectacle 4. The Sublime Nature of Ruins 5. Reclaiming Disaster: Altruism and Corrosion 6. Reconstruction's Visual Rhetoric 7. Remembrance 8. Epilogue: Afterlives Notes Selected Bibliography List of Illustrations Index

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