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Gennifer Weisenfeld, Professor

Gennifer WeisenfeldSpecialization:

    Japanese Art
    Art History
    Visual Studies/Visual Culture
    Modern Art
    History of Photography
    Design History
    Visual Culture of Disaster


Research Interests:

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.

Education:

  • PhD Princeton University 1997

Contact Info:

Office Location:  102 East Duke Building
Office Phone:   (919) 684-6051
Email Address:   gennifer.weisenfeld@duke.edu
Web Page:  


Representative Publications   (More Publications)

  1.  Imaging Disaster: Tokyo and the Visual Culture of Japan's Great Earthquake of 1923. Berkeley, University of California Press, (Fall, 2012). [book.php] [Imaging Disaster Flyer]
  2.  Mavo: Japanese Artists and the Avant-Garde, 1905-1931. Berkeley, University of California Press, (2002). [book.php]
  3. "Japanese Typographic Design and the Art of Letterforms." Bridges to Heaven: Essays on East Asian Art in Honor of Professor Wen C. Fong. Edited by Jerome Silbergeld and Dora C.Y. Ching.  (2011): 827-848. [Japanese Typographic Design and the Art of Letterforms]
  4. "The Expanding Arts of the Interwar Period." Since Meiji: Perspectives on the Japanese Visual Arts, 1868-2000. Edited by J. Thomas Rimer.  (2011): 66-98. [aspx]
  5. "Publicity and Propaganda in 1930s Japan: Modernism as Method." Design Issues  vol. 25 no. 4 (Fall, 2009): 13-28. [Publicity and Propaganda]
  6. "Selling Shiseido: Japanese Cosmetics Advertising and Design in the Early 20th-Century."   (2008). (Visualizing Cultures Website, Massachusetts Institute of Technology) [html]
  7. "Saigai to Shikaku: Kantō Daishinsai no Shikaku Hyōshō o Megutte” (Disaster and Vision: On the Visual Representations of the Great Kantō Earthquake)." Kioku to Rekishi: Nihon ni okeru Kako no Shikakuka o megutte (Memory and History: Visualising the Past in Japan). Edited by Tano Yasunori.  (2007): 42-53. [Saigai to Shikaku]
  8. "Publicité et propagande dans le Japon des années 1930: Le modernisme comme méthode." La société Japonaise devant la montée du militarisme: Culture populaire et contrôle social dans les années 1930. Edited by Jean-Jacques Tschudin and Claude Hamon.  (2007): 47-70.
  9. "Reinscribing Tradition in a Transnational Art World." Asian Art History in the Twenty-First Century (Clark Studies in the Visual Arts). Edited by Vishakha Desai.  (2007): 181-198. [1766] [Reinscribing Tradition]
  10. "“Women and Words: Two Language Artists in Contemporary Japan." Persistence/Transformation: Text as Image in the Art of Xu Bing. Edited by Jerome Silbergeld and Dora C.Y. Ching.  (2006): 59-85. [Women and Words]
  11. "‘From Baby’s First Bath’: Kao Soap and Modern Japanese Commercial Design." The Art Bulletin  vol. LXXXVI no. 3 (September, 2004): 573-598. [From Baby's First Bath]
  12. "Nihon ni okeru shōgyō dezainshi to sono kenkyū (Art History and the Study of Japanese Commercial Design)." Bijutsu Forum  vol. 21 (November, 2001): 123-130.
  13. "Touring ‘Japan as Museum’: NIPPON and Other Japanese Imperialist Travelogues." PositionsVisual Cultures of Japanese Imperialism. Edited by Gennifer Weisenfeld.  vol. 8 no. 3 (Winter, 2000): 747-793. [Touring Japan as Museum]
  14. "Japanese Modernism and Consumerism: Forging the New Artistic Field of Shōgyō Bijutsu." Being Modern in Japan. Edited by Elise Tipton and John Clark.  (2000): 75-98. [Japanese Modernism and Consumerism]
  15. "Designing After Disaster: Barrack Decoration and the Great Kanto Earthquake." Japanese Studies  vol. 18 no. 3 (1998): 229-246. [Designing After Disaster]
  16. "Mavo’s ‘Conscious Constructivism’: Art, Individualism, and Daily Life in Interwar Japan." Art Journal  vol. 55 no. 3 (Fall, 1996): 64-73. [Mavo's Conscious Constructivism]

 

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