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Screech, Timon

Overview
Works: 62 works in 206 publications in 2 languages and 3,336 library holdings
Genres: History  Catalogs  Humor  Dictionaries 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Contributor, Translator
Classifications: N7353.5, 709.5209033
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Timon Screech
Sex and the floating world : erotic images in Japan, 1700-1820 by Timon Screech( Book )

19 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and held by 599 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Sex and the Floating World offers and entirely new assessment of the genre of Japanese paintings and prints known as shunga. Shunga prints are unusual in that they are overtly about sex. The author takes us into the strange world of sexual fantasy in Edo-period Japan, investigating the tensions in class and gender experienced by those who made - and made use of - shunga."--Jacket
Secret memoirs of the shoguns : Isaac Titsingh and Japan, 1779-1822 by Timon Screech( )

22 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 527 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Isaac Titsingh was intermittently head of the Japan factory (trading station) of the Dutch East India Company from 1779 to 1784. He was a career merchant, but unusual in having a classical education and training as a physician. His impact on Japan was enormous; but he left disappointed in the ability of the country to embrace change. After many years in Java, India and China, he came to London, then settled in Paris, where he devoted himself to compiling translations of prime Japanese texts. His is one of the most exciting anthologies of the period and reveals the almost unknown world of eighteenth-century Japan, discussing politics, history, poetry, and rituals. Titsingh's Illustrations of Japan appeared posthumously in 1820-1822 in English, French and Dutch. This fully annotated edition makes selections from the original English version available for the first time in nearly two centuries."--Jacket
The Shogun's painted culture : fear and creativity in the Japanese states, 1760-1829 by Timon Screech( Book )

11 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this analysis of eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century Japanese culture, Timon Screech reassesses the career of the chief minister Matsudaira Sadanobu and locates it within broader cultural and intellectual concerns. Aware of how visual representations could support or undermine regimes, and of how European monarchies were using imagery in the service of power, Sadanobu promoted painting to advance his own political aims and improve the shogunate's image."--Jacket
The western scientific gaze and popular imagery in later Edo Japan : the lens within the heart by Timon Screech( Book )

12 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Western Scientific Gaze and Popular Imagery in Later Edo Japan: The Lens within the Heart is the first full-length study to consider the introduction of Western technology into Japan in the eighteenth century, when, it has been assumed, that country continued to isolate itself from external influence. Timon Screech demonstrates that exposure to such Western equipment as lenses, mirrors, and glass had a profound impact on Japanese notions regarding the faculty of sight. The enormity of this paradigm shift was moreover, felt less in the area of Japanese scientific inquiry than in art and popular culture, where these devices were often depicted and used metaphorically, as commentary on prevailing social norms. Based on archival sources here published for the first time in any language, this study also sheds new light on Japanese art and its relation to the West; the relationship of science to art and popular culture; and the autonomy and/or internationalization of Japanese culture
Obtaining images : art, production and display in Edo Japan by Timon Screech( Book )

19 editions published between 2011 and 2017 in English and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Edo period (1603-1868) witnessed one of the great flowerings of Japanese art. Towards the mid-seventeenth century, the Japanese states were largely at peace, and rapid urbanization, a rise in literacy and an increase in international contact ensued. The number of those able to purchase luxury goods, or who felt their social position necessitated owning them, soared. Painters and artists flourished and the late seventeenth century also saw a rise in the importance of printmaking. There were dominant styles and trends throughout Japan, but also those peculiar to specifc regions, such as the Kanto (Edo) and the Kamigata (Osaka and Kyoto) and, more remotely, Nagasaki. Obtaining Images introduces the reader to important artists and their work, but also to the intellectual issues and concepts surrounding the production, consumption and display of art in Japan in the Edo period. Rather than looking at these through the lens of European art, the book contextualizes the making and use of paintingsand prints, elucidating how and why works were commissioned, where they were displayed and what special properties were attributed to them. Different imperatives are at work in the art of different traditions, and Obtaining Images firmly anchors the art of Japan of this period in its contemporary context, offering a highly engaging and comprehensive introduction for the student and general reader alike."--from backcover
The lens within the heart : the Western scientific gaze and popular imagery in later Edo Japan by Timon Screech( Book )

22 editions published between 1996 and 2018 in English and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"It has long been assumed that Japan's closed country policy meant that the country was isolated from the influence of the outside, and in particular, the western world. However, this study of 18th century Japan, using sources wholly unstudied since their writing, reveals the profound influence that the introduction of western technology and scientific instruments including glass, lenses and mirrors, had on Japanese notions of sight, and how this change in perception was reflected most clearly in popular culture. Screech offers interpretations of 18th century thought through popular objects, and makes propositions which many scholars considered groundbreaking on the book's first publication in 1996. The conclusions reached here have yet to be substantially challenged."--Jacket
Japan extolled and decried : Carl Peter Thunberg and the shogun's realm, 1775-1796 by Timon Screech( Book )

19 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This edition makes available once again Thunberg's extraordinary writings on Japan, complete with illustrations, a full introduction and annotations. Carl Peter Thunberg, pupil and successor of Linnaeus - one of the great fathers of modern science - spent 19 fascinating months in the notoriously inaccessible Japan in 1775-76. This is his story."--BOOK JACKET
Kimono : the art and evolution of Japanese fashion : the Khalili collections( Book )

6 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kimono showcases a magnificent range of kimonos from the Khalili Collection, which comprises more than 200 garments and spans almost 300 years of Japanese textile artistry. Gorgeously illustrated and written by an international team of experts, the book surveys kimono of the imperial court, samurai aristocracy, and affluent merchant classes of the Edo period (1603-1868); the shifting styles and new color palette of Meiji period dress (1868-1912); and the bold and dazzling kimono of the Taisho (1912-26) and early Showa (1926-89) periods, when designers used innovative new techniques and fused traditional looks with inspiration from the modernist aesthetic then sweeping the world
Oranda ga tōru : ningen kōryū no Edo bijutsushi by Timon Screech( Book )

4 editions published in 2011 in Japanese and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Catalogue of the Japanese coin collection (pre-Meiji) at the British Museum : with special reference to Kutsuki Masatsuna( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shunga : katate de yomu Edo no e by Timon Screech( Book )

4 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in Japanese and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ōedo shikaku kakumei : jūhachi seiki Nihon no seiyō kagaku to minshū bunka by Timon Screech( Book )

3 editions published in 1998 in Japanese and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Opening the Edo body = Edo no karada o hiraku by Timon Screech( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in Japanese and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ōedo ijin ōrai by Timon Screech( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in Japanese and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Artistic license = Esoragoto, 1802 by Hiromichi Ishino( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trend : illustrated Japanese-English dictionary of things Japanese = Torendo : Eigo Nihon zukai jiten( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in Japanese and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edo no shikō kūkan by Timon Screech( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in Japanese and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Erotic images in Japan, 1700-1820 by Timon Screech( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This edition of Timon Screech's definitive 'Sex and the Floating World' offers a new assessment of the genre of Japanese paintings and prints known as shunga
Edo no Igirisu netsu : Rondonbashi to Rondon-dokei by Timon Screech( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in Japanese and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edo no ōbushin : Tokugawa toshi keikaku no shigaku by Timon Screech( Book )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2017 in Japanese and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Secret memoirs of the shoguns : Isaac Titsingh and Japan, 1779-1822
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Secret memoirs of the shoguns : Isaac Titsingh and Japan, 1779-1822The Shogun's painted culture : fear and creativity in the Japanese states, 1760-1829The western scientific gaze and popular imagery in later Edo Japan : the lens within the heartObtaining images : art, production and display in Edo JapanThe lens within the heart : the Western scientific gaze and popular imagery in later Edo JapanJapan extolled and decried : Carl Peter Thunberg and the shogun's realm, 1775-1796Catalogue of the Japanese coin collection (pre-Meiji) at the British Museum : with special reference to Kutsuki MasatsunaErotic images in Japan, 1700-1820
Alternative Names
Sukurīchi, Taimon

Sukurīchi, Taimon 1961-

Taimon Sukurīchi 1961-

Timon Screech britischer Kunsthistoriker

Timon Screech Brits kunsthistoricus

Timon Screech historiador de l'art britànic

Timon Screech historiador del arte británico

Timon Screech historien britannique

스크리치, 타이먼

스크리치, 타이먼 1961-

스크리치, 타이몬

スクリ-チ, タイモン 1961-

スクリーチ, タイモン

タイモン・スクリ-チ 1961-

タイモン・スクリーチ

Languages
English (135)

Japanese (22)