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Ceramics and Modernity in Japan

January 13, 2020

Division Head and Assistant Professor Meghen Jones recently co-edited with Louise Allison Cort and wrote two chapters for the book Ceramics and Modernity in Japan. New in the Routledge Research in Art History series, it features essays from scholars based in the UK, Japan,  Korea, Ireland, Germany, and the US. Together, they offer a set of critical perspectives on ceramics discourse during Japan's most dramatic period of modernization, the 1860s to 1960s

 

The Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures hosted the initial workshop on the subject, and SISJAC and the Kyoto Ceramic Art Association provided publication subventions. It is available as a hardback, eBook, and rental: At the bottom is a flyer with a 20% discount code.

 

 

 

 

Table of Contents:

 

1 A potter’s paradise: The realm of ceramics in modern Japan

MEGHEN JONES

 

2 Tradition, modernity, and national identity: Celadon production at the Makuzu ceramic workshop 1870–1916

CLARE POLLARD

 

3 More than “Western”: Porcelain for the Meiji Emperor’s table

MARY REDFERN

 

4 Modernizing ceramic form and decoration: Kyoto potters and the Teiten

GISELA JAHN

 

5 Unifying science and art: The Kyoto City Ceramic Research Institute (1896–1920) and ceramic art education during the Taisho era

MAEZAKI SHINYA

 

6 The spark that ignited the flame: Hamada Shōji, Paterson’s Gallery, and the birth of English studio pottery

JULIAN STAIR

 

7 Okuda Seiichi and the new language of ceramics in Taisho (1912–1926) Japan

SEUNG YEON SANG

 

8 The nude, the empire, and the porcelain vessel idiom of Tomimoto Kenkichi

MEGHEN JONES

 

9 Veiled references: The role of glaze in Japanese avant-garde ceramics

LOUISE ALLISON CORT

 

10 Koyama Fujio’s view of modern Japanese ceramics and his role in the creation of “Living National Treasures”

KIDA TAKUYA

 

11 Found in translation: Ceramics and social change

TANYA HARROD

 

 

 

 

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