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My Reality: Contemporary Art and the Culture of Japanese Animation Paperback – Jun 2001

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  • Paperback: 96 pages
  • Publisher: Independent Curators Inc.,U.S. (Jun 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1879003333
  • ISBN-13: 978-1879003330
  • Product Dimensions: 30.6 x 22.8 x 0.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,208,749 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By kimerin on 23 Dec 2011
Format: Paperback
A very interesting book for the ones who love Japanese contemporary art.
It's 80 pages long and most of all are images, the print has a very good quality.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
3/5 31 Mar 2002
By Peter A. Carbonaro - Published on
Format: Paperback
The synergy between Japanese anime and American pop culture is explored in this book, a companion piece to the traveling exhibition currently in installation at the Brooklyn Museum of Art. My Reality examines the role of anime on modern art; in particular, there's a technology-friendly bent to anime, which the book asserts has been assimilated in the technique of "serious" artists in both hemispheres. The book, much like the exhibition, touches upon the common anime themes of high technology, aliens, cyborgs and so on, but through a series of essays, draws a link between these and real-life themes such as gender roles and popular and consumer culture. Showcasing artwork from emerging artists like Takashi Murakami, Mariko Mori, and Paul McCarthy, this book is an interesting, although way too brief, commentary on art and culture in the face of technology and the future, as well as providing additional depth to the context of this intriguing exhibition.
10 of 32 people found the following review helpful
A Disappointment 12 Dec 2001
By Teddy - Published on
Format: Paperback
This is a this book of three essays with some just sort of interesting photos and illustrations. I was expecting lots of great Anime and collectable art that is inspired by Manga and Anime, but this is a companion to a traveling exhibit of art inspired by Anime and Manga. The art is just ok, nothing really interesting, and the essays are dull as if written for a thesis. There are way too many footnotes, and phrases like "ontological insecurity". I just don't see this type of art as high-brow art. Skip this book.
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