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Arts & Societies - Letter of Seminar #59 - Michael Lucken


Michael Lucken is a professor at the Institut national des langues et civilisations orientales (INALCO, Paris) and is a member of the Institut Universitaire de France. A historian of art and of the culture of modern Japan, he has published, among other works: L’Art du Japon au vingtième siècle (Hermann, 2001), Grenades et amertume: les peintres japonais à l’épreuve de la guerre (Les Belles lettres, 2005), 1945-Hiroshima: les images sources (Hermann, 2008), and Les Japonais et la guerre, 1937-1952 (Fayard, 2013).

Arts & Societies - Letter of Seminar #59 - Michael Lucken

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Michael Lucken, "The Critique of Imitation and the Logic of Domination", Arts & Societies, Letter of Seminar n#59, September 2013.
http://www.artsetsocietes.org/a/a-index59.html



THE WAR OF THE MODELS         
           What kind of war do countries plunge themselves into when they claim to be the source of some sort of novelty? While exact reproduction may be more profitable, this does not suffice to ensure the reputation of a country or an industry that has to innovate in order to dominate. Michael Lucken studies Japan, which is renowned but also despised for its propensity for copying without inventing, even though the arts of Japan have been admired and imitated in the West.

Laurence Bertrand Dorléac

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Laurence Bertrand Dorléac

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