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The Resource Mangasia : the definitive guide to Asian comics, Paul Gravett ; foreword by Park Chan-wook

Mangasia : the definitive guide to Asian comics, Paul Gravett ; foreword by Park Chan-wook

Label
Mangasia : the definitive guide to Asian comics
Title
Mangasia
Title remainder
the definitive guide to Asian comics
Statement of responsibility
Paul Gravett ; foreword by Park Chan-wook
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This volume charts the evolution of manga from its roots in late 19th-century Japan through the many and varied forms of comics, cartoons and animation created throughout Asia for more than 100 years. World authority on comic art Paul Gravett details the evolving meanings of the myths and legends told and retold by manga artists of every decade and reveals the development and cross pollination of cultural and aesthetic ideas between manga artists throughout Asia. He explores the explosion of creativity in manga after the Second World War with the emergence of such artists as Osamu Tezuka, whose pioneering Astro Boy spawned a new and much imitated visual dynamic. He highlights how creators have responded to political events since 1950 in the form of propaganda, criticism and commentary in manga magazines, comics and books. There have been many remarkably powerful and sophisticated graphic novels, although some sexually explicit and emotionally dark adult manga has also attracted criticism, raising questions about taste and acceptability. Gravett discusses the influence of censorship on manga and concludes with a survey of current multiplatform offerings of manga in Asia and the transition from cut-price rental libraries to the booming specialist emporia and comic conventions that champion the kaleidoscope of creativity apparent in the digital age
Cataloging source
SALS
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Gravett, Paul
Dewey number
741.595
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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Chan-wook, Park
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Comic books, strips, etc.
  • Manga
  • Comic books.
Target audience
adult
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Label
Mangasia : the definitive guide to Asian comics, Paul Gravett ; foreword by Park Chan-wook
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Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "Mangasia: the definitive guide to Asian comics forms the basis of a major Barbican exhibition entitled: Mangasia: Wonderlands of Asian Comics, which is to tour worldwide from autumn 2017." -- Back cover
  • Includes index
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
Machine generated contents note: I.Mapping Mangasia -- II.Fable and Folklore -- III.Recreating and Revising the Past -- IV.Stories and Storytellers -- V.Censorship and Sensibility -- VI.Multimedia Mangasia
Control code
000061031221
Dimensions
27 cm.
Extent
312 pages
Isbn
9780500292433
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly colour), map
System control number
(OCoLC)1005092842
Label
Mangasia : the definitive guide to Asian comics, Paul Gravett ; foreword by Park Chan-wook
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "Mangasia: the definitive guide to Asian comics forms the basis of a major Barbican exhibition entitled: Mangasia: Wonderlands of Asian Comics, which is to tour worldwide from autumn 2017." -- Back cover
  • Includes index
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
Machine generated contents note: I.Mapping Mangasia -- II.Fable and Folklore -- III.Recreating and Revising the Past -- IV.Stories and Storytellers -- V.Censorship and Sensibility -- VI.Multimedia Mangasia
Control code
000061031221
Dimensions
27 cm.
Extent
312 pages
Isbn
9780500292433
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly colour), map
System control number
(OCoLC)1005092842

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