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Re-Envisioning Japan is an open-ended recuperative project based on an original collection of tourism, travel and educational ephemera in a wide range of media. Most of the objects in the collection are common use items; they all document personal experience, cross-cultural encounters, and changing representations of Japan and its place in the world in the early to mid 20th century. read more
Happy year of the dog! (1937 Nikko travel guide, "Beautiful Sights of NikkĊ")
Making Things and Drawing Boundaries: Experiments in the Digital Humanities (ed. Jentery Sayers, Univ. Minnesota Press) will be released on Jan. 15, 2018. See chapter 21 in Part III ("Making as Inquiry") for a chapter I co-wrote with colleague Nora Dimmock on the organic development of Re-Envisioning Japan as a collaborative faculty-library project, 2011-current, at University of Rochester: "Creative Curating: The Digital Archive as Argument." More info at https://www.upress.umn.edu/book-division/books/making-things-and-drawing-boundaries
Rarely seen photographs by Frank Lloyd Wright of his first trip to Japan. See also the website https://www.wrightsjapan1905.org/photographs/
Excerpts of this footage can be seen in the 1946 U.S. War Department film "A Tale of Two Cities" (available on the Internet Archive and ReEnvisioning Japan University of Rochester
Announcing the 12th Film Preservation and Restoration Workshop, in Tokyo for the second year in a row, Aug. 25-27. http://filmpres.org/whatsnew/8174/
Japan as destination in 20th century visual and material culture.
The World's Fair in a Nutshell