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American occupation and cold war Japonisme: containment and mixed marriage in design and film

Kikuchi, Yuko, Centre for Transnational Art, identity and Nation (TrAIN) (2010) American occupation and cold war Japonisme: containment and mixed marriage in design and film. In: Forgotten Japonisme: The Taste for Japanese Art in Britain and the USA 1920s-1950s, 09-10 July 2010, London, UK. [Eastern, Asiatic, African, American and Australasian Languages, Literature and related subjects > Japanese Society and Culture studies
Historical and Philosophical studies > History of Design
Creative Arts and Design > Crafts] (Unpublished)
Creators:Kikuchi, Yuko
Group or Collective Creators:Centre for Transnational Art, identity and Nation (TrAIN)

This conference with international renowned speakers from Japan, USA and UK will consider, among other questions, the received view of the West as the sole purveyor of modernity in art, Japanese inspiration within the development of modernism in the West, and the relationship between the taste for Chinese and Japanese art during this period. The boundaries of the notions of the West and also of Japonisme will be tested.

In this project, I am investigating 1950-60s American Japonisme through American designer Russel Wright’s intervention in Asia during the Cold War period. In each of these, my research is primarily in the area of craft/product design.

Official Website:http://www.transnational.org.uk/projects/17-forgotten-japonisme
Type of Research:Conference, Symposium or Workshop Item (Paper)
Keywords/subjects not otherwise listed:American occupation, Cold War, Russel Wright, Japonisme, design, film
Your affiliations with UAL:Colleges > Chelsea College of Art and Design
Date:10 July 2010
Funders: Arts and Humanities Research Council
Event Location:London, UK
Projects or Series:Research Outputs Review (April 2010 - April 2011)
ID Code:3974
Deposited By:Prerna Bhatt
Deposited On:10 Feb 2012 13:45
Last Modified:11 Aug 2014 11:53
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