Visualizing Beauty

Visualizing Beauty

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Visualizing Beauty examines the intersections between feminine ideals and changing socio-political circumstances in China, Japan, and Korea during the first half of the twentieth century. Eight essays present a broad range of visual products that informed concepts of beauty and womanhood, including fashion, interior design magazines, newspaper illustrations, and paintings of and by women. Studying qTraditional Womanq and qNew Womanq as historical categories, this anthology contemplates the complex relations between feminine subjectivity and the promotion of modernity, commerce, and colonialism.onic gender position and wittingly or otherwise acted as mouthpieces for Japana#39;s imperialist ideology. ... paintings that took the colonized female bodies as their theme could be found in both traditional-style brush paintings and Western-style oil paintings in Japan. ... She probes the opposition between architecture and interior decorating in Japan, the former conceived as a male practice, the latter female.


Title:Visualizing Beauty
Author: Aida Yuen Wong
Publisher:Hong Kong University Press - 2012
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