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The Resource Chiura Obata : an American modern, ShiPu Wang ; with contributions by Masuji Fujii, Asako Katsura, and Greg Robinson

Chiura Obata : an American modern, ShiPu Wang ; with contributions by Masuji Fujii, Asako Katsura, and Greg Robinson

Label
Chiura Obata : an American modern
Title
Chiura Obata
Title remainder
an American modern
Statement of responsibility
ShiPu Wang ; with contributions by Masuji Fujii, Asako Katsura, and Greg Robinson
Creator
Contributor
Author
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • jpn
  • eng
Summary
Chiura Obata (1885-1975) was one of the most significant Japanese American artists working on the West Coast in the last century. Born in Okayama, Japan, Obata emigrated to the United States in 1903 and embarked on a seven-decade career that saw the enactment of anti-immigration laws and the mass incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II. But Obata emerged as a leading figure in the Northern California artistic communities, serving not only as an influential art professor at UC Berkeley for nearly twenty years, but also as a founding director of art schools in the internment camps. With a prodigious and expansive oeuvre, Obata's seemingly effortless mastery of, and productive engagement with, diverse techniques, styles, and traditions defy the dichotomous categorizations of American/European and Japanese/Asian art. His faith in the power of art, his devotion to preserving the myriad grandeur of what he called "Great Nature," and his compelling personal story as an immigrant and an American are all as relevant to our contemporary moment as ever. Published in association with the Art, Design and Architecture Museum, UC Santa Barbara. Exhibition: Art, Design and Architecture Museum, UC Santa Barbara, USA (13.01-29.04.2018); Utah Museum of Fine Arts, Salt Lake City, USA (25.05-02.09.2018); Okayama Prefectural Museum of Art, Okayama, Japan (18.01-10.03.2019); Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, USA (23.06-29.09.2019)
Cataloging source
PUL
Dewey number
700.92
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Language note
Text in English followed by Japanese text
LC call number
N6537.O22
LC item number
A4 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • catalogs
Label
Chiura Obata : an American modern, ShiPu Wang ; with contributions by Masuji Fujii, Asako Katsura, and Greg Robinson
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Published on the occasion of the exhibition Chiura Obata: An American Modern, organized and presented by the Art, Design, & Architecture Museum, University of California, Santa Barbara, January 13, 2018--Copyright page
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [154]-156)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Chiura Obata: American illustrator / Greg Robinson -- Obata's pictorial cosmopolitanism in Lake Basin in the High Sierra and Mother Earth / Asako Katsura -- Moonlight over Topaz : picturing displacement in the Japanese American internment / ShiPu Wang -- Plates -- Writings by Chiura Obata -- Excerpt of an oral history interview with Chiura Obata, 1965 / Masuji Fujii, Kimi Kodani Hill, and Akiko Shibagaki
Dimensions
25 x 29 cm
Extent
192 pages
Isbn
9780520296541
Lccn
2017026658
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Spec. Coll. copy: Illustrated dust jacket. Orange cloth boards, and spine, stamped in blue; orange endpapers. Includes images from Library Special Collections' holdings on pages 36, 37 and 122. Gift of the publisher.
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
Stock number
38251
System control number
  • (OCoLC)981170161
  • ucoclc981170161
Label
Chiura Obata : an American modern, ShiPu Wang ; with contributions by Masuji Fujii, Asako Katsura, and Greg Robinson
Publication
Copyright
Note
Published on the occasion of the exhibition Chiura Obata: An American Modern, organized and presented by the Art, Design, & Architecture Museum, University of California, Santa Barbara, January 13, 2018--Copyright page
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [154]-156)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Chiura Obata: American illustrator / Greg Robinson -- Obata's pictorial cosmopolitanism in Lake Basin in the High Sierra and Mother Earth / Asako Katsura -- Moonlight over Topaz : picturing displacement in the Japanese American internment / ShiPu Wang -- Plates -- Writings by Chiura Obata -- Excerpt of an oral history interview with Chiura Obata, 1965 / Masuji Fujii, Kimi Kodani Hill, and Akiko Shibagaki
Dimensions
25 x 29 cm
Extent
192 pages
Isbn
9780520296541
Lccn
2017026658
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Spec. Coll. copy: Illustrated dust jacket. Orange cloth boards, and spine, stamped in blue; orange endpapers. Includes images from Library Special Collections' holdings on pages 36, 37 and 122. Gift of the publisher.
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
Stock number
38251
System control number
  • (OCoLC)981170161
  • ucoclc981170161

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