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The Resource Capitalscapes : folding screens and political imagination in late medieval Kyoto, Matthew Philip McKelway

Capitalscapes : folding screens and political imagination in late medieval Kyoto, Matthew Philip McKelway

Label
Capitalscapes : folding screens and political imagination in late medieval Kyoto
Title
Capitalscapes
Title remainder
folding screens and political imagination in late medieval Kyoto
Statement of responsibility
Matthew Philip McKelway
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Following the destruction of Kyoto during the civil wars of the late fifteenth century, large-scale panoramic paintings of the city began to emerge. These enormous and intricately detailed depictions of the ancient imperial capital were unprecedented in the history of Japanese painting and remain unmatched as representations of urban life in any artistic tradition. Capitalscapes, the first book-length study of the Kyoto screens, examines their inception in the sixteenth to early seventeenth centuries, focusing on the political motivations that sparked their creation. Close readings of the Kyoto screens reveal that they were initially commissioned by or for members of the Ashikaga shogunate and that urban panoramas reflecting the interests of both prevailing and moribund political elites were created to underscore the legitimacy of the newly ascendant Tokugawa regime. Matthew McKelway's analysis of the screens exposes their creators' masterful exploitation of ostensibly accurate depictions to convey politically biased images of Japan's capital. His overarching methodology combines a historical approach, which considers the paintings in light of contemporary reports (diaries, chronicles, ritual accounts), with a thematic one, isolating individual motifs, deciphering their visual language, and comparing them with depictions in other works. McKelway's combined approach allows him to argue that the Kyoto screens were conceived and perpetuated as a painting genre that conveyed specific political meanings to viewers even as it provided textured details of city life. Students and scholars of Japanese art will find this lavishly illustrated work especially valuable for its insights into the cityscape painting genre, while those interested in urban and political history will appreciate its bold exploration of Kyoto's past and the city's late-medieval martial elite
Action
digitized
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McKelway, Matthew P
Dewey number
758/.7521864/095209031
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Language note
In English
LC call number
ND1057.K88
LC item number
M43 2006eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Screen painting, Japanese
  • Screen painting, Japanese
  • Kyoto (Japan)
  • Art and society
  • ART
  • Art and society
  • Screen painting, Japanese
  • Screen painting, Japanese
  • Japan
  • Schilderkunst
  • Kyoto
  • Wandschirm
  • Malerei
  • Kyōto
  • Japan
Label
Capitalscapes : folding screens and political imagination in late medieval Kyoto, Matthew Philip McKelway
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-269) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A most marvelous thing -- A formal and conceptual guide to Rakuchû rakugai zu -- The Sanjô screens -- The Uesugi screens -- Populating the screens -- The Azuchi screens and images of castles -- Return to Kyoto: Rakuchû rakugai zu after the Tokugawa unification
Control code
875895112
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 280 pages, 36 unnumbered pages of plates)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780824861773
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.21313/9780824861773
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)875895112
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Capitalscapes : folding screens and political imagination in late medieval Kyoto, Matthew Philip McKelway
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-269) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A most marvelous thing -- A formal and conceptual guide to Rakuchû rakugai zu -- The Sanjô screens -- The Uesugi screens -- Populating the screens -- The Azuchi screens and images of castles -- Return to Kyoto: Rakuchû rakugai zu after the Tokugawa unification
Control code
875895112
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 280 pages, 36 unnumbered pages of plates)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780824861773
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.21313/9780824861773
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)875895112
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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