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'Marvellous range of Japan’s diverse art form shown off in latest catalogue' - FT

A beautiful book mapping the evolution of Manga - the exhibition catalogue to the popular 2019 British Museum show.

Manga is a visual form of narrative storytelling. Its roots are international, but the form as we know it today developed in Japan between the late 19th and early 20th centuries and has recently achieved global reach. Originally confined to comics, prints and graphic novels, manga has expanded to influence animation, fashion, gaming, street art and new media.

This richly illustrated book, which accompanies the largest exhibition of manga ever held outside Japan, showcases the work of Japan's most influential manga-ka (manga creators), and features printed manga extracts, original drawings, manga magazines, theatre, film, digital technologies as well as exclusive interviews with artists, editors and publishers. It also provides a useful primer for those new to manga showing how manga is read, drawn and produced. 

A revealing and fun read for all those interested in graphic art and Japanese culture.

  • Authors: Nicole Coolidge Rousmaniere, IFAC Handa Curator of Japanese Arts at the British Museum. and Matsuba Ryoko
  • Paperback: 352 pages | 310 illustrations
  • Date published: May 2019
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 978-0500480496
  • Product Dimensions: 26.0 x 19.5 cm

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