Avant-Garde Art in Post-War Japan

The library has a new anthology containing documents, artist manifestos, critical essays, and roundtable discussions related to avant-garde art in postwar-Japan. This recent publication from the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) in New York,  From Post-War to Post-Modern: Art in Japan 1945-1980, assembles a number of primary source documents by scholars, critics, and artists.  Focusing on a number of disciplines–painting, photography, film, performance, architecture and design– this book ” . . . offers an unprecedented look at over four decades of Japanese art–both as it occurred and as it is seen from the perspective of the present day.”  (From book jacket)

Learn more about Japanese art and check out some Japanese films at the library!

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