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One Thousand Years of Manga

By Brigitte Koyama-Richard

In recent years, Manga has seen phenomenal success, not only in Japan, where it dominates the publishing industry, but also in the West, where it is steadily growing in popularity and influence. As swift and sudden as the popularity of this graphic art form may seem, Manga has, in fact, deep roots in Japanese culture, drawing on centuries-old artistic traditions. As early as the twelfth century, Emakimono scrolls existed, a narrative form in which stories of all kinds—romantic, fantastic, even comic—were told through the combined use of text and illustration. Japanese art continued to change as profound political, social, and economic transformations remade the country in the centuries to follow. Today there is little doubt as to the meaning of the term Manga—nor to the astonishing popularity of the form—but few in the West understand the long artistic history that gave birth to this phenomenon and the social factors that continue to shape it today.One Thousand Years of Manga is both an informative account of the genesis of the form and a visual delight. Through its captivating illustrations and enlightening text, the book situates Manga in its proper context, appreciating it for what it truly is: an integral part of Japanese art and culture that is as rich and revealing as it is popular.

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Publish Date

2014

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2080201786


Format: Book
Author: Koyama-Richard, Brigitte
Summary: Traces the history of Japanese art from the seventh century through the present, offering insight into its long-time role in Japanese culture and the social factors that are shaping its development in the modern world.
Title: One thousand years of manga / Brigitte Koyama-Richard ; [translated from the French by David Radzinowicz].
Publisher Date: [S.l.] : Flammarion, 2014
Subject: Comic books, strips, etc. -- Japan -- History and criticism. Graphic novels -- Japan -- History and criticism. Art, Japanese. Japan -- Comic books, strips, etc. -- History and criticism.
Isbn: 2080201786 9782080201782
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Call Number: GN MANGA
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Bib Id: 508352

Format: Book
Author: Koyama-Richard, Brigitte.
Summary: Traces the history of Japanese art from the seventh century through the present, offering insight into its long-time role in Japanese culture and the social factors that are shaping its development in the modern world.
Title: One thousand years of manga / Brigitte Koyama-Richard ; [translated from the French by David Radzinowicz].
Edition: English-language ed.
Publisher, Date: [S.l.] : Flammarion, 2014
Description: 247 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 29 cm.
Subjects: Comic books, strips, etc. -- Japan -- History and criticism.
Subjects: Graphic novels -- Japan -- History and criticism.
Subjects: Art, Japanese.
Subjects: Japan -- Comic books, strips, etc. -- History and criticism.
Other Title: 1000 years of manga
Notes: "Simultaneously published in French as Mille ans de manga"--T.p. verso.
Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 244-247)
Contents: The origins of manga -- The magic of the scroll: from the earliest caricatures to the onset of the comic strip -- The birth of the Japanese print: the golden age of caricature -- The dawn of a new type of caricature: Japan opens up to the West -- The rise of the comic strip to the second world war -- Tezuka Osamu: the "god" of modern manga -- Manga today -- Selected portraits of manga artists -- From the manga to anime: the work of Studio Ghibli -- Reciprocal influences -- Glossary -- Timeline -- Our ancestors the mangaka -- Chronology -- Recent statistics from Japan -- Selected bibliography.
ISBN: 2080201786
ISBN: 9782080201782
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Call Number: GN MANGA