Rupert Cox's The Culture of Copying in Japan: Critical and Historical PDF

By Rupert Cox

ISBN-10: 041530752X

ISBN-13: 9780415307529

ISBN-10: 0415545390

ISBN-13: 9780415545396

This publication demanding situations the conception of Japan as a ‘copying tradition’ via a chain of specified ethnographic and old case reports.


It addresses a question approximately why the West has had the sort of fascination for the adeptness with which the japanese it seems that assimilate all issues international and even as this type of worry in their ability at artificially remaking and automating the area round them. Countering the belief of a Japan that deviously or ingenuously copies others, it elucidates the historical past of artistic exchanges with the skin global and the actual myths, philosophies and ideas that are emblematic of the origins and originality of copying in Japan. the quantity demonstrates the variety and creativity of copying within the jap context during the translation of a sequence of in a different way loosely similar principles and ideas into items, pictures, texts and practices of copy, which come with: shamanic theatre, puppetry, tea utensils, Kyoto city homes, architectural types, genres of portray, calligraphy, and poetry, ‘sample’ nutrients screens, and the style and automobile industries.

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