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Scream Against the Sky

Japanese art after 1945

Ellen P. Conant

Although Japan's stunning economic success and technological wizardry are universally acknowledged, and the post-war achievements of its writers, filmmakers, architects and designers have been widely acclaimed, its modern artists remain relatively unknown and little appreciated. This is all the more surprising in view of the importance that the Japanese attach to their traditional arts and the esteem it enjoys abroad. It is hoped that this first comprehensive exhibition of Japanese avant-garde art will compel the general public and critics alike to bridge the cultural…

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