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A Lateral View : Essays on Culture and Style in Contemporary Japan - Donald Richie

A Lateral View

Essays on Culture and Style in Contemporary Japan

Paperback Published: 1st July 1998
ISBN: 9780962813740
Number Of Pages: 245

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Essays discuss the Japanese approach to life, Tokyo, symbolic systems, theater, film, television, and other amusements, and what they reveal about Japanese society

Introductionp. 7
Japan: A Descriptionp. 11
Japanese Shapesp. 18
Japanese Rhythmsp. 24
Tokyo, the Impermanent Capitalp. 33
The 'Real' Disneylandp. 41
The City Homep. 46
Walking in Tokyop. 53
The Kapital of Kitschp. 62
Tokyo Stylep. 67
Gesture as Languagep. 75
Signs and Symbolsp. 85
A Vocabulary of Tastep. 93
The Tongue of Fashionp. 98
Notes on the Nohp. 113
The Kyogenp. 128
Japan's Avant-garde Theaterp. 132
The Strata of Japanese Dramap. 146
Women in Japanese Cinemap. 151
The Japanese Eroductionp. 156
A Definition of the Japanese Filmp. 170
Attitudes toward Tokyo on Filmp. 185
New Ways of Viewingp. 196
TV: The Presentational Imagep. 205
Mizushobai: The Art of Pleasingp. 216
The Japanese Kissp. 220
Pachinkop. 226
Walkman, Manga and Societyp. 236
The State of the Artsp. 240
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ISBN: 9780962813740
ISBN-10: 0962813745
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 245
Published: 1st July 1998
Publisher: New Holland Publishers Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 17.8 x 12.7  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.23