Ars Orientalis Issue 52

Bowl repaired with veins of gold

Reuse, Recycle, Repurpose: The Afterlives of Japanese Material Culture

The terms reuse, recycle, and repurpose—although ever-present exhortations in the face of the contemporary global ecological crisis—are not merely modern concepts and concerns. These material reclamations and techniques were deployed in times of scarcity and in moments of artistic inspiration; they occurred at the juncture of transcultural exchange and as a result of sociopolitical and religious impetus among other reasons. Guest edited by Halle O’Neal, volume 52 of Ars Orientalis focuses on these ideas in Japanese material culture and the meaning of the transformations. The articles examine not only critical moments in the life cycle of particular objects, but they also provide insight into their evolving function and importance throughout history.

Reuse, Recycle, and Repurpose in Practice: Reflections

Digital Initiatives

Digital Initiatives is a column that explores digital tools, research resources, publications, and learning opportunities in art history and related fields, with a special focus on topics relevant to Ars Orientalis readers. In volume 52, the following reviews explore a digital exhibition and archaeogaming.

Ars Orientalis 52

  • Editor-in-Chief

    Massumeh Farhad

  • Managing Editor

    Sana Mirza

  • Publications Assistant

    Judy Lee

  • Advisory Board

    Qianshen Bai
    Kevin Carr
    Antonietta Catanzariti
    Joan Kee
    Dipti Khera
    Simon Rettig

  • Editor

    Mary Cason

  • Designer

    University of Michigan Publishing

Issn 0571-1371
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