Download e-book for iPad: Japan and Britain after 1859: Creating Cultural Bridges by Olive Checkland

By Olive Checkland

ISBN-10: 0700717471

ISBN-13: 9780700717477

ISBN-10: 1138862886

ISBN-13: 9781138862883

within the years following Japan's lengthy interval of self-imposed isolation from the realm, Japan constructed a brand new dating with the West, and particularly with Britain, the place relatives became really shut. the japanese, embarrassed by way of their perceived comparative backwardness, appeared to the West to benefit smooth commercial innovations, together with the layout and engineering talents which underpinned them. even as, taking nice satisfaction of their personal tradition, they exhibited and bought top of the range items of conventional jap craftsmanship within the West, stimulating a thirst for, and appreciation of, eastern arts and crafts. This ebook examines the two-way bridge-building cultural alternate which came about among Japan and Britain within the years after 1859 and into the early years of the 20 th century. subject matters coated comprise structure, business layout, prints, portray and images, including a attention of jap govt coverage, the Japan-Britain Exhibition of 1910, and advertisement spin-offs. furthermore, there are case reports of key people who have been rather influential in fostering British-Japanese cultural bridges during this period.

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