Beauty in the Age of Empire: Japan, Egypt, and the Global History of Aesthetic Education (Columbia Studies in International and Global History) by Raja Adal
English | August 13th, 2019 | ISBN: 0231191162 | 296 pages | EPUB | 72.97 MB
When modern primary schools were first founded in Japan and Egypt in the 1870s, they did not teach art. Yet by the middle of the twentieth century, art education was a permanent part of Japanese and Egyptian primary schooling. Both countries taught music and drawing, and wartime Japan also taught calligraphy. Why did art education become a core feature of schooling in societies as distant as Japan and Egypt, and how is aesthetics entangled with nationalism, colonialism, and empire?