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Book Announcement: Beauty in the Age of Empire: Japan, Egypt, and the Global History of Aesthetic Education

Beauty in the Age of Empire: Japan, Egypt, and the Global History of Aesthetic Education Raja Adal When modern primary schools were first founded in Japan and Egypt in the 1870s, they did not teach art. Yet by the middle … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Japanese Design: Art, Aesthetics, and Culture

Japanese Design: Art, Aesthetics & Culture Patricia J. Graham What exactly is the singular attraction of Japanese design? And why does Japanese style speak so clearly to so many people all over the world? The Japanese sensibility often possesses an intuitive, … Continue reading

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Workshop: Poetic Teachings in Premodern Japan

Stanford University and the University of British Columbia are co-organizing a workshop on “Poetic Teachings in Premodern Japan: Aesthetics and Practice from the Eighth to Eighteenth Centuries.” The workshop will take place Saturday, March 8 and Sunday, March 9 at Stanford University. … Continue reading

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Call for Papers: The Design Journal 16:4 (‘Dezain no genjo: Design in contemporary Japan’)

Deadline: 1 August 2012 Few nations have seen the public image of their design and manufacturing sector change so quickly and drastically as Japan since 2000. Postwar Japan’s manufacturing-intensive economy and promotion of private consumption fostered the development of design … Continue reading

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