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Japanese Aesthetics and Anime : The Influence of Tradition, Paperback / softback Book

Japanese Aesthetics and Anime : The Influence of Tradition Paperback / softback


This study addresses the relationship between Japanese aesthetics, a field steeped in philosophy and traditional knowledge, and anime, a prominent part of contemporary popular culture.

There are three premises: (1) the abstract concepts promoted by Japanese aesthetics find concrete expression at the most disparate levels of everyday life; (2) the abstract and the concrete coalesce in the visual domain, attesting to the visual nature of Japanese culture at large; and (3) anime can help us appreciate many aspects of Japan's aesthetic legacy, in terms of both its theoretical propositions and its visual, even tangible, aspects.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 207 pages, Filmography
  • Publisher: McFarland & Co Inc
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Animated films
  • ISBN: 9780786471515


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