Japanese Animation

    (Flammarion, 2010)
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A dominant force in its home country since the 1970s, Japanese animation has become a global phenomenon in recent years. Far from being a contemporary invention, anime draws on the same centuries-old artistic traditions that form the basis of manga. Brigitte Koyama-Richard studies the evolution of Japanese animation through the centuries, retracing its history from painted scrolls to woodblock prints, to animated films, first in black and white, and then in color. Illustrated with over 500 images, this book bridges the gap between art history and pop culture.

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