The Empty Museum: Western Cultures and the Artistic Field in Modern Japan

The Empty Museum: Western Cultures and the Artistic Field in Modern Japan

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This book examines the processes through which public art museums, as modern Western institutions, were introduced to Japan in the late nineteenth century and how they subsequently developed distinctive national characteristics.

The author focuses on one of the most distinctive forms of Japanese museums: the 'empty museums' – museums without collections, permanent displays, and curators. Morishita shows how they developed, in relation to social and cultural conditions… (more)

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Publisher: Ashgate (October 01, 2010)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 160 pages

File size: 4.3 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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