Painting Nature for the Nation

Taki Katei and the Challenges to Sinophile Culture in Meiji Japan

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In Painting for the Nation: Taki Katei and the Challenges to Sinophile Culture in Meiji Japan, Rosina Buckland offers an account of the career of the painter Taki Katei (1830-1901). Drawing on a large body of previously unpublished paintings, collaborative works and book illustrations by this highly successful, yet neglected, figure, Buckland traces how Katei transformed his art and practice based in modes derived from China in order to fulfil the needs of the modern nation-state at large-scale exhibitions and at the imperial court. She provides a rare examination of the vibrant world of Chinese-inspired culture during the 1880s, and the hostility which it faced in the following decade.

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Format: Hardback, 264 pages, over 120 illustrations

Dimensions: 19.5 x 25.4 x 2cm

Publisher: Brill

ISBN: 978-9004233553

£100.00

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