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: 15/04/2013
- Category: Animated films
- ISBN: 9780786471515