Michael Lucken (trans. Francesca Simkin).
Imitation and Creativity in Japanese Arts: From Kishida Ryusei to Miyazaki Hayao (2016)
“A well-written and rigorously researched analysis that is grounded in both Continental and Japanese theoretical literature. The book will offer a perspective that is fresh for many readers and will be a significant contribution to the current literature on modern Japanese art and visual culture.”
— Jonathan Reynolds, Barnard College
“This book is an erudite, far-reaching, and deftly transnational inquiry into the philosophical bases and artistic practices of imitation and creativity. Lucken mounts an effective critique of one of the most fundamental underpinnings of discourses privileging Euro-American modernism and offers conceptual alternatives for rethinking modernist studies. This elegantly translated book is a must-read for anyone interested in modernism and is particularly essential for scholars working on multiple modernisms.”
— Ming Tiampo, author of Gutai: Decentering Modernism