“ART HISTORY JAPAN: 1945-2014″ offers a historical perspective to
comprehend dynamisms of Japanese art since 1945, exploring the nearly 70
year postwar art history with both established and more up-to-date
examples such as Taro Okamoto, Tadanori Yokoo, Yayoi Kusama, Takashi
Murakami, Yoshitomo Nara, Chim↑Pom, Chaos*Lounge and so on.
The book covers an unprecedentedly long period of postwar Japanese
art from 1945 to this day in the author’s ambition to write “the only
authentic history of Japanese contemporary art.” Chronologically chasing
developments of various artistic styles and movements in details, the
author demonstrates certain patterns recurring over the course of time
and integrates those otherwise dispersed practices into a coherent
cyclic history model.
Language: in English and Japanese (bilingual)
Translation Supervisors: Emily Wakeling (proofreading), Manabu Matsushita (translation)
Published by ART DIVER, 2014