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The western scientific gaze and popular imagery in later Edo Japan the lens within the heart by Timon Screech

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Published by Cambridge University Press in Cambridge, New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

Places:

  • Japan.

Subjects:

  • Art, Japanese -- Edo period, 1600-1868.,
  • Art, Japanese -- European influences.,
  • Art and technology -- Japan.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 290-299) and index.

Other titlesLens within the heart
StatementTimon Screech.
SeriesCambridge studies in new art history and criticism
Classifications
LC ClassificationsN7353.5 .S4 1996
The Physical Object
Paginationxiv, 305 p. :
Number of Pages305
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL783542M
ISBN 100521482259, 0521461065
LC Control Number95015643

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However, this study of 18th century Japan, using sources wholly unstudied since their writing, reveals the profound influence that the introduction of Western technology and scientific instruments including glass, lenses and mirrors had on Japanese notions of sight, and how this change in perception was reflected most clearly in popular culture. The Western Scientific Gaze and Popular Imagery in Later Edo Japan: The Lens within the Heart (Cambridge Studies in New Art History and Criticism) by Timon Screech, unknown edition. The Lens within the Heart: The Western Scientific Gaze and Popular Imagery in Later Edo Japan. ByTimon Screech. Honolulu: University of Hawai' i Press (and Richmond, Surrey: Curzon Press), xxiv and 3. The Lens within the Heart: The Western Scientific Gaze and Popular Imagery in Later Edo Japan (review).

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  Start your review of The Lens Within the Heart: The Western Scientific Gaze and Popular Imagery in Later Edo Japan Write a review Shaun Tian Jun rated it did not like it/5. Get this from a library! The lens within the heart: the Western scientific gaze and popular imagery in later Edo Japan. [Timon Screech] -- "It has long been assumed that Japan's closed country policy meant that the country was isolated from the influence of the outside, and in particular, the western world. However, this study of 18th. The Western Scientific Gaze and Popular Imagery in Later Edo Japan: The Lens within the Heart (Cambridge Studies in New Art History and Criticism)Cited by: This study of eighteenth century Japan, using sources wholly unstudied since their writing, reveals the profound influence that the introduction of Western technology and scientific instruments (including glass, lenses, and mirrors) had on Japanese notions of sight, and how this change in perception was reflected clearly in popular culture.