New Books Network: Men in Metal
15 July 2021
New Books in Art History
Sven Saaler, "Men in Metal: A Topography of Public Bronze Statuary in Modern Japan", (Brill 2020)
Jingyi Li from New Books Network interviews Sven Saaler, author of Men in Metal: A Topography of Public Bronze Statuary in Modern Japan.
Men in Metal is an examination of how the elites of the modern Japanese nation-state went about constructing an iconography of national heroes to serve their agenda of instilling national (and nationalist) thinking into the masses.
This podcast is a production of New Books Network.