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    DescriptionThis book illustrates 67 dogu, the most important of which have been designated in Japan as either National Treasures or Important Cultural Properties. In addition to the descriptions of the pieces themselves, this book explores the meaning of these mysterious figures. Simon Kaner draws on the knowledge of archaeologists and helps us discover dogu for ourselves. Doi Takashi traces the physical evolution of dogu across the Japanese archipelago, while Harada Masayuki focuses on the spiritual aspects of dogu. Douglass Bailey investigates the ritual function of dogu in Jomon society and Nicole Coolidge Rousmaniere shows the impact of dogu on modern art and popular culture. In the twentieth century, dogu became a source of artistic inspiration, and more recently dogu have featured in manga comics and PlayStation games. It is testimony to the power of dogu and the creativity of the Jomon period that dogu are not only emblematic of prehistoric Japan and entrancing works of art, but are also protagonists in contemporary culture.


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    Title
    The Power of Dogu
    Subtitle
    Ceramic Figures from Ancient Japan
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Simon Kaner, By (author) Douglass Bailey
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 176
    Width: 216 mm
    Height: 276 mm
    Thickness: 14 mm
    Weight: 921 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780714124643
    ISBN 10: 0714124648
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.1
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1FPC
    BIC E4L: ART
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 43
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    B&T General Subject: 750
    BISAC V2.8: SOC003000
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 69, 46
    BISAC V2.8: HIS048000
    BIC subject category V2: AFPC, ACC
    BISAC V2.8: CRA028000
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 738.820952
    Thema V1.0: AGA, AFP
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1FPC
    Thema style qualifier V1.0: 6PJ
    DC22: 738.82095209012
    LC classification: NK4167.22 .P69 2009
    LC subject heading: ,
    Illustrations note
    150 colour illustrations
    Publisher
    BRITISH MUSEUM PRESS
    Imprint name
    BRITISH MUSEUM PRESS
    Publication date
    31 December 2009
    Publication City/Country
    London