Gennifer Weisenfeld

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Gennifer Weisenfeld received her Ph.D. from Princeton University in Japanese Art History.  Her field of research is modern and contemporary Japanese art history, design, and visual culture.  Her work explores the impact of Japan's modern sociopolitical transformations on artistic production and practice; the cultural formations of nation and empire building; Japanese modernism; the politics of the avant-garde; the visual culture of disaster; commercial design; and the relationship between high art and popular culture.


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Selected Works:

"Imaging Disaster: Tokyo and the Visual Culture of Japan's Great Earthquake of 1923" Berkeley, University of California Press, 2012 

"Crossing the Sea: Essays on East Asian Art in Honor of Professor Yoshiaki Shimizu" Princeton University Press, 2012 

"Mavo: Japanese Artists and the Avant-garde, 1905-1931" Berkeley, University of California Press, 2002 

"The Fine Art of Persuasion: Corporate Advertising Design, Nation, and empire in Modern Japan (In preparation)"

"Gas Mask Nation: Visualizing Civil Air Defense in Wartime Japan (in preparation)"

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