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Mechademia 7: Lines of Sight

Frenchy Lunning


This book, the seventh volume in the Mechademia series, an annual forum devoted to Japanese anime and manga, explores the various ways in which anime, manga, digital media, fan culture, and Japanese art—from scroll paintings to superflat—challenge, undermine, or disregard the concept of Cartesian (or one-point) perspective, the dominant mode of visual culture in the West since the seventeenth century. More than just a visual mode or geometric system, Cartesianism has shaped nearly every aspect of modern rational thought, from mathematics and science to philosophy and history. The chapters in t ... More

Keywords: Japanese art, Cartesian perspective, visual culture, Cartesianism, anime, manga, causality, political transformation, Japanese popular culture

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780816680498
Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015 DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816680498.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Frenchy Lunning, editor

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