Cavallaro, Dani. Japanese Aesthetics and Anime: The Influence of Tradition. Jefferson, London: McFarland, 2013.
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Language: en: English
ID no. (ISBN etc.): 978-0-7864-7151-5
BibTeX citation key: Cavallaro2013
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Keywords: Aesthetics, Animation, Japan, Randformen des Comics, Visual Culture
Publisher: McFarland (Jefferson, London)
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.
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