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The Resource East Asian art and American culture : a study in international relations, Warren I. Cohen

East Asian art and American culture : a study in international relations, Warren I. Cohen

Label
East Asian art and American culture : a study in international relations
Title
East Asian art and American culture
Title remainder
a study in international relations
Statement of responsibility
Warren I. Cohen
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This is a beautifully illustrated book and a lively, entertaining, illuminating discussion of the contribution and effects of East Asian art on American culture. Warren Cohen portrays the assembling of the great American collections of East Asian art, public and private, and the idiosyncrasies of the collectors. Particular attention is focused on how this art became part of the cultural consciousness of the people of the United States, transforming their culture into something more complex than the Western civilization their ancestors brought from Europe. Cohen tells of art collectors, dealers, and historians, of museums and their curators, of art and imperialism, art and politics, art as an instrument of foreign policy. One of America's leading diplomatic historians, Cohen views art as an important part of international relations. He describes the use of art in "cultural diplomacy" to implement policy by China, Japan, and the United States. He argues that "virtually every act in the movement of art between cultures has political implications." The book demonstrates how art collecting interacts with the shifting rhythms of international politics and the business cycle. The recent decline in American economic power, with Japan emerging preeminent, was first obvious in the art world where American collectors found themselves unable to compete with their Japanese and Hong Kong counterparts and watched great works begin to move back across the Pacific
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cohen, Warren I
Dewey number
709/.51/0973
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
N7337
LC item number
.C58 1992
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Art, Chinese
  • Art, Japanese
  • Art
  • United States
  • China
  • United States
  • Japan
  • Arte japonés
  • Arte
  • Kunst
  • Culturele betrekkingen
  • Kunst
  • Kultur
Label
East Asian art and American culture : a study in international relations, Warren I. Cohen
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Art and American Understanding of East Asian Culture, 1784-1900 -- 2. The Golden Age of East Asian Art Collecting in America, 1893-1919 -- 3. Professionalism in America, Chaos in China: John Lodge and Langdon Warner -- 4. War, Depression, Opportunity -- 5. The Fortunes of War: America's East Asia -- 6. The East Asian Art Historians
Control code
24503922
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xxi, 264 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780231076449
Lccn
91030617
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)1424434
Label
East Asian art and American culture : a study in international relations, Warren I. Cohen
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Art and American Understanding of East Asian Culture, 1784-1900 -- 2. The Golden Age of East Asian Art Collecting in America, 1893-1919 -- 3. Professionalism in America, Chaos in China: John Lodge and Langdon Warner -- 4. War, Depression, Opportunity -- 5. The Fortunes of War: America's East Asia -- 6. The East Asian Art Historians
Control code
24503922
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xxi, 264 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780231076449
Lccn
91030617
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)1424434

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