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By Timon Screech

ISBN-10: 1861890648

ISBN-13: 9781861890641

during this penetrating research of a little-explored region of jap cultural historical past, Timon Screech reassesses the profession of the manager minister Matsudaira Sadanobu, who performed a key function in defining what we predict of as jap tradition this present day. conscious of how visible representations may possibly aid or undermine regimes, Sadanobu promoted portray to develop his personal political goals and increase the shogunate's photo. As an antidote to the hedonistic ukiyo-e, or floating international, culture, which he adverse, Sadanobu supported makes an attempt to build a brand new method of portray glossy lifestyles. whilst, he sought to restore old and literary portray, favouring such artists because the flamboyant, leading edge Maruyama Okyo. After town of Kyoto used to be destroyed via fireplace in 1788, its reconstruction supplied the level for the renewal of Japan's iconography of strength, the consummation of the 'shogun's painted culture'.

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