ARTS & SOCIETIES
 

LETTER OF SEMINAR 59

Centre d’histoire de Sciences Po

 
 
 

THE WAR OF THE MODELS
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Georges Bigot, Monsieur et Madame vont dans le monde, illustration pour le magazine Tobae, 1887

Georges Bigot, Monsieur et Madame vont dans le monde, illustration pour le magazine Tobae, 1887.

Michael Lucken
The Critique of Imitation and the Logic of Domination



Editorial Director: Laurence Bertrand Dorléac
Editorial Staff: Carole Gautier and Cécile Pichon-Bonin
Translator: David Ames Curtis

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                  What kind of war do countries plunge themselves into when they claim to be the source of some sort of novelty?  While exact reproduction may be more profitable, this does not suffice to ensure the reputation of a country or an industry that has to innovate in order to dominate. Michael Lucken studies Japan, which is renowned but also despised for its propensity for copying without inventing, even though the arts of Japan have been admired and imitated in the West.


Laurence Bertrand Dorléac


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