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THE BRITTLE YEARS: VISUALIZING JAPAN IN THE 1930S. John W. Dower et al. MFA Publications, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 2012. Distributed by Artbook|D.A.P., New York. 208 pp. with 185 ills. (177 col.). 25 x 24 cm. LC 2011-941241 ISBN 9780878467693 In English.
This book examines modernist themes and imagery in Japanese art and design in the years leading up to World War II through a presentation of 168 works from international public and private collections, including prints, posters, postcards, holiday cards and silk panels that reflect militaristic, Jazz Age or Art Deco influences, as well as kimonos, haoris and other garments made of colorful textiles printed with modernist scenes and motifs.
Indexing: Western, Non-Western in a Western Style, Asia (Western Style) — Japan — 1900-1945 — Several Media
Plans: 73,75,68
Worldwide Number: 076557
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