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The Empty Museum: Western Cultures and the Artistic Field in Modern Japan Hardcover – 28 Oct 2010


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  • Hardcover: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Routledge; 1 edition (28 Oct. 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0754649547
  • ISBN-13: 978-0754649540
  • Product Dimensions: 15.9 x 1.3 x 23.5 cm
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,922,810 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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'This excellent work promises a new way of thinking about Museology, as well as injecting a welcome non-Eurocentric line of argument. The approach that "the emptiness of the Museum represented, not a failure of Westernisation but a process of transculturation" is very rewarding.' Timon Screech, University of London, UK 'This important and scholarly work, engages with transculturalism as outlined by Ortiz and Bourdieu's field theory to discuss the birth of the "empty" (temporary exhibition) - art museum in Japan. Although centering on developments in Tokyo, Morishita's richly illustrated book, dealing with the complex struggles between agents in the contemporary world, will interest students of museum studies in general.' Viv Golding, University of Leicester, UK '... commendably lucid and very well researched study of art museums in Japan... Morishita gives us fascinating insights into internal art politics in museums in Japan, exemplified by the long battle over many years for control and authority between the curators and artists in his case study of the Tochigi Prefectural Museum of Fine Arts... Morishita's book is [...] a most significant contribution to museum and art studies about Japan, and to museology internationally, in revealing the way that Japanese art museums have adapted Western models to suit their own society.' reCollections 'Morishita does not present comparative discussions of Japanese versus the Western art museum models. Instead, the author offers an English language audience important insights into the evolution of the nation's cultural and museological history through the experience and opinion of key institutional and art group figures.' Asia Pacific World

About the Author

Masaaki Morishita is a Project Coordinator at the Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University, Japan and a Visiting Researcher at the National Research Institute for Cultural Properties, Tokyo, Japan.


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