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Cavallaro, Dani: Japanese Aesthetics and Anime. The Influence of Tradition. Jefferson, London: McFarland, 2013. (199 S.) 
Resource type: Book
Languages: englisch
ID no. (ISBN etc.): 978-0-7864-7151-5
BibTeX citation key: Cavallaro2013
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Categories: General
Keywords: Animation, Ästhetik, Japan, Randformen des Comics, Visuelle Kultur
Creators: Cavallaro
Publisher: McFarland (Jefferson, London)
This study addresses the relationship between Japanese aesthetics, a field steeped in philosophy and traditional knowledge, and anime, a prominent part of contemporary popular culture. There are three premises: (1) the abstract concepts promoted by Japanese aesthetics find concrete expression at the most disparate levels of everyday life; (2) the abstract and the concrete coalesce in the visual domain, attesting to the visual nature of Japanese culture at large; and (3) anime can help us appreciate many aspects of Japan’s aesthetic legacy, in terms of both its theoretical propositions and its visual, even tangible, aspects.

Table of Contents

Preface (1)
1. Philosophical Perspectives (5)
2. Creativity (54)
One. Cultural Background (54)
Two. Expressions of Creativity in Anime (73)
3. Nature (127)
One. Cultural Background (127)
Two. Interpretations of Nature in Anime (146)

Filmography (187)
Bibliography (189)
Index (197)

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