With a focus on the development, identity and expression of Japanese avant-garde art after 1945, as seen from the social and political context of postwar and contemporary culture in Japan, this book contains fifteen essays by art historian Alexandra Munroe, video artist Nam June Paik and curator Barbara London, among others. English translated anthology of selected Japanese writings and artists’ statements dating from 1945, a glossary and extensive bibliography are included. This publication was published on the occasion of a touring exhibition at Yokohama Museum of Art, Guggenheim Museum, New York, and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art from year 1994 to 1995.

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Scream Against the Sky - Alexandra MUNROE
As Witness to Postwar Japanese Art (translated by Sabu Kohso) - Arata ISOZAKI, 磯崎新
Japan as Museum: Okakura Tenshin and Ernest Fenollosa (translated by Sabu Kohso) - Kojin KARATANI
Artistic Subjectivity in the Taisho and Early Showa Avant-Garde - John CLARK, 姜苦樂
Japanese Thematics in Postwar American Art: From Soi-Disant Zen to the Assertion of Asian-American Identity - Bert WINTHER-TAMAKI
Some Issues of Circumstance: Focusing on he 1990s (translated by Robert Reed) - Taro AMANO, 天野太郎
To Catch Up or not to Catch Up with the West: Hijikata and Hi Red Center - Namjune PAIK, 백남준
To Challenge the Mid-Summer Sun: The Gutai Group - Alexandra MUNROE
Circle: Modernism and Tradition - Alexandra MUNROE
Morphology of Revenge: The Yomiuri Independent Artists and Social Protest Tendencies in the 1960s - Alexandra MUNROE
Revolt of the Flesh: Ankoku Butoh and Obsessional Art - Alexandra MUNROE
A Box of Smile: Tokyo Fluxus, Conceptual Art, and the School of Metaphysics - Alexandra MUNROE
The Laws of Situation: Mono-ha and Beyond the Sculptural Paradigm - Alexandra MUNROE
X: Experimental Film and Video - Barbara LONDON
Infinity Nets: Aspects of Contemporary Japanese Painting - Reiko TOMII, 富井玲子
Hinomaru Illumination: Japanese Art of the 1990s - Alexandra MUNROE
Japanese Art After 1945: Scream Against the Sky
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