Imaging Disaster (BOK)

Gennifer Weisenfeld

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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 national solidarity to racist vigilantism and sociopolitical critique. Looking at photography, cinema, painting, postcards, sketching, urban planning, and even scientific visualizations, Weisenfeld demonstrates how visual culture has powerfully mediated the evolving historical understanding of this major national disaster, ultimately enfolding mourning and memory into modernization.


Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2012 Forfatter Gennifer Weisenfeld
University Press Group Ltd
ISBN 9780520271951
Antall sider 400 Dimensjoner 18,4cm x 26cm x 2,7cm
Vekt 1184 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form History of art & design styles: from c 1900 -