Imaging Disaster: Tokyo and the Visual Culture of Japan S Great Earthquake of 1923

Imaging Disaster: Tokyo and the Visual Culture of Japan S Great Earthquake of 1923

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Focusing on one landmark catastrophic event in the history of an emerging modern nation-the Great Kanto Earthquake that devastated Tokyo and surrounding areas in 1923-this fascinating volume examines the history of the visual production of the disaster. The Kanto earthquake triggered cultural responses that ran the gamut from voyeuristic and macabre thrill to the romantic sublime, media spectacle to sacred space, mournful commemoration to emancipatory euphoria, and… (more)

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Publisher: University of California Press (October 15, 2012)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 400 pages

File size: 48.8 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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