Archaism and Antiquarianism in Korean and Japanese Art. Elizabeth Lillehoj.

Archaism and Antiquarianism in Korean and Japanese Art

Art Media Resources. 7.25 x 10.5", 240 pp., 100 color/BW illustrations, index, authors, pictorial boards, d.j., Chicago, 2013. Item #2
ISBN: 9781588861177


Much attention has been given to the importance of emulation of the past in East Asian history. Study and interpretation of the past are now recognized as persistent forces in the shaping of cultural identity in China, Korea, and Japan from ancient times to the modern age. The present volume is based on two scholarly gatherings organized by the Center of the Art of East Asia, Department of Art History, at the University of Chicago to explore this theme in greater detail. The conference papers, and now these resulting essays, offer new insights into this phenomenon, its philosophies, technologies, and the individuals involved in representing the past in East Asian art.

The first volume, Reinventing the Past: Archaism and Antiquarianism in Chinese Art and Visual Culture, was edited by Wu Hung and published in 2010. The current volume comprises research on the visual cultures of Korea and Japan. Using textual sources, archeological materials, and works of various artistic forms, the authors demonstrate through specific cases and examples from many historic periods a wide range of engagement with sites, artifacts, themes, and styles that resulted in continuously changing perspectives on the past and varying approaches to artistic production.

Contributions by: Samuel C. Morse, Thomas D. Conlan, Akira Takagishi, Burglind Jungmann, Chin-Sung Chang, Jiyeon Kim, Hiroyuki Suzuki, and William H. Coaldrake.

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