Radicalism in the Wilderness is impeccably researched and clearly written and organized, offering a wealth of new insight and analysis of modernist art history of Japan in the 1960s and 1970s. By foregrounding the local and presumed periphery, the book builds ‘the global from the bottom up,’ thereby expanding and challenging the understanding of global modernisms.—Dedalus Foundation—
Radicalism in the Wilderness draws a clearly organized, meticulously researched picture of a very important strain of postwar Japanese art.
—Art in America
At once a remarkable demonstration of art-historical erudition and an almost bardic exercise in lyrical tale-telling, this timely analysis… presents a novel take on the idea of the wild.
[O]ffers illuminating assessments of several Japanese artists of the 1960s, whom many readers in the US and Europe will probably encounter in its pages for the first time.