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MANGA The Citi Exhibition

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The History of Manga, based on an exhibit at The British Museum. 350 pages! Recommended. Edited by Nicole Rousmaniere and Matsuba Ryoko. Arranged into six thematic chapters, each opening with an essay, followed by interviews with artists, editors and publishers and art selections from manga works, manga magazines, original drawings, theater, film, and digital images. This revealing study traces the origins of manga and its explosion after WWII to the present day. It explores its role in society, and its appearance in different media and its growing international reach. Critical analysis by leading scholars. Profusely illustrated in b&w and full color.

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Arranged into six thematic chapters, each opening with an essay, followed by interviews with artists, editors and publishers and art selections from manga works, manga magazines, original drawings, theater, film, and digital images. This revealing study traces the origins of manga and its explosion after WWII to the present day. It explores its role in society, and its appearance in different media and its growing international reach. Critical analysis by leading scholars. Profusely illustrated in b&w and full color.

This book gives readers an understanding of the excitement generated by a form that crosses cultures and media in a globalized world.

Citi Bank sponsored this exhibit at the prestigious British Museum and directors of both offer introductions. The National Art Center in Tokyo offers a foreword, along with Horiuchi Marue from OPMA. Interview subjects include Chiba Tetsuya, Hoshino Yukunobu, Nakamura Hikari, Kaizawa Toru, Akatsuka Rieko, Inoue Takehiko, Takemiya Keiko, Yamazaki Marim et al.

There are multi-page "extracts" from important series and novels, such as Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Giga Town, Blank Canvas, Edo as it Was, The End of Unagi-Inu (Eel Dog), The Willow Tree, Stay Fine, Slam Dunk, Real, Blue Giant Supreme, Saint Young Men, Olympia Kyklos, Red Flower, and Ocean Adventurer Kaitei.

Subjects examined include Girl's Manga, Sex in Manga, The Power of Manga in Historical Perspective, Manga Symbols, Manga and the Law, Did Hokusai Create Manga?, Return of the Demons: The Power of Kyosai's Brush, Manga and the Rise of the Graphic Novel, Garo Magazine and Alternative Manga, and Ito Go/Drawing Manga.

Manga is a form of Japanese narrative art that has grown over the centuries to become a global phenomenon in the post-World War II era. Initially referring to graphic novels and comics, manga has expanded beyond its original forms to include animation, fashion, and new media.

Nicole Rousmaniere is the IFAC Handa Curator of Japanese Arts at the British Museum and Research Director at the Sainsbury Institute, University of East Anglia.

Matsuba Ryoko is a Research Fellow at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, and Digital Scholar at the Sainsbury Institute, University of East Anglia.

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Item Code MANGHH
Publisher Thames & Hudson
Publish Date 2019
ISBN 9780500480496
Binding Soft Cover
Dimensions 8x10
# Pages 320pg
Color Text/Partial Color
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