WorldCat Identities

Simkin, Francesca

Works: 5 works in 8 publications in 1 language and 230 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Art  History 
Roles: Translator, Author
Classifications: NX160, 701.15
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Francesca Simkin
Imitation and creativity in Japanese arts from Kishida Ryūsei to Miyazaki Hayao by Michael Lucken( Book )

4 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The idea that Japanese art is produced through rote copy and imitation is an eighteenth-century colonial construct, with roots in Romantic ideals of originality. Offering a much-needed corrective to this critique, Michael Lucken demonstrates the distinct character of Japanese mimesis and its dynamic impact on global culture, showing through several twentieth-century masterpieces the generative and regenerative power of Japanese arts. Choosing a representative work from each of four modern genres--painting, film, photography, and animation--Lucken portrays the range of strategies that Japanese artists use to re-present contemporary influences. He examines Kishida Ryusei's portraits of Reiko (1914-1929), Kurosawa Akira's Ikiru (1952), Araki Nobuyoshi's photographic novel Sentimental Journey--Winter (1991), and Miyazaki Hayao's popular anime film Spirited Away (2001), revealing the sophisticated patterns of mimesis that are unique but not exclusive to modern Japanese art. In doing so, Lucken identifies the tensions that drive the Japanese imagination, which are much richer than a simple opposition between progress and tradition, and their reflection of human culture's universal encounter with change. This global perspective explains why, despite its non-Western origins, Japanese art has earned such a vast following."--Publisher's description
Imitation and Creativity in Japanese Arts by Francesca Simkin( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Imitation and creativity in japanese arts - from kishida ryusei to miyazaki by Michael Lucken( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The aims and audience of Edward Young's Night thoughts by Francesca Simkin( )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Art and war in Japan and its empire, 1931-1960 by Asato Ikeda( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This title is an anthology that investigates the impact of the Fifteen-Year War (1931-1945) on artistic practices and brings together twenty scholars including art historians, historians, and museum curators from the United States, Canada, France, Taiwan, Korea, and Japan. This will be the first art-historical anthology that examines responses to the war within and outside Japan in the wartime and postwar period. The anthology will scrutinize official and unofficial war artists who recorded, propagated, or resented the war; explore the unprecedented transnationality of artistic activity under Japan's colonial expansion; and consider the role of today's museum institutions in remembering the war through art
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Audience level: 0.27 (from 0.20 for Imitation ... to 0.97 for Imitation ...)