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History Japan

Japanese War Art and Uniforms 1853-1930

by (author) Rene Chartrand

Publisher
Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.
Initial publish date
Dec 2011
Category
Japan
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9780764339578
    Publish Date
    Dec 2011
    List Price
    $105.00

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This beautifully illustrated book reviews the extraordinary evolution of Japan’s military institutions at a period of enormous transformation. Conversely, as this book shows with many fine color plates, Japanese art deeply influenced emergent impressionist Western artists. The uniforms, equipment and ships are shown with much realism while keeping the tradition of great art. For the first time in art history as well as military history, this book documents what the prints show thanks to extremely rare early military regulations and related documents whose illustrations are also exquisite if totally unknown.

About the author

René Chartrand was born in Montreal and educated in Canada, the United States and the Bahamas. A senior curator with Canada's National Historic Sites for nearly three decades, he is now a freelance writer and historical consultant. He has written numerous articles and books including almost 20 Osprey titles and the first two volumes of ‘Canadian Military Heritage’. Also a student of wines, he currently lives in Hull, Quebec, with his wife and two sons.

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