In 1942, Executive Order 9066 mandated the incarceration of 110,000 Japanese Americans, including men, women, children, the elderly, and the infirm, for the duration of the war. Allowed only what they could carry, they were given just a few days to settle their affairs and report to assembly centers. Businesses were lost, personal property was stolen or vandalized, and lives were shattered. The Japanese word gaman means "enduring what seems unbearable with dignity and grace. "Imprisoned in remote camps surrounded by barbed wire and guarded by soldiers with machine guns, the internees sought courage and solace in art. Using found materials at first and later what they could order by catalog, they whittled and carved, painted and etched, stitched and crocheted. What they created is a celebration of the nobility of the human spirit under adversity. THE ART OF GAMAN presents more than 150 examples of art created by internees, along with a history of the camps.Reviews". . . demonstrates the poignancy of the internment experience and the strength of the human spirit."-Alaska Airlines Magazine
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美国亚马逊： 40 条评论
Powerful Artists2018年3月12日 - 已在美国亚马逊上发表
I am blown away by the men and women in the Japanese Internment camps who created masterpieces from nothing. The illustrations in the book are dazzling and the script is heart wrenching. The Art of Gaman is explained and brings an inspiring message from difficult circumstances. If you love art, history and motivation, read this book.
I was delighted to find this book available2014年7月15日 - 已在美国亚马逊上发表
I read an article a couple years ago in American Crafts on the activities in the internment camps during WW2. I was delighted to find this book available. It is wonderful. Excellent illuststrations and fascinating text. Most intersting to me was the point that at the end of the war, these unfortunate people returned to their former jobs and did not continue to pursue their art. I was also impressed with how important creativity was to releiving some of the pain and anxiety they must have felt at being removed from their homes simply because they were Japanese. I promise you will enjoy looking at the art and will be amazed by the artifacts created from scraps; and you will be saddened by their plight even as you appreciate their work. A "make the best" of a difficult situation and find beauty in the worst of circumstances is a good reminder for everyone.
Cho Cho San
Gorgeous Book2012年10月28日 - 已在美国亚马逊上发表
In addition to being a gorgeous coffee table took, this is an important and unique record of one of the aspects of concentration camps for the Japanese and Japanese-Americans during World War Two. Because the inmates suddenly found themselves with more leisure time, they created objects of art and beauty from scraps they found scattered in the camps. Although the book only shows a small portion of the art in the Smithsonian exhibit, it is representative of the kinds displayed there.
Ava Lynda Fromkin
A Beautiful, Historically Significant Must Have Book of Arts and Crafts from the Japanese American Internment Camps 1942-19462015年9月17日 - 已在美国亚马逊上发表
Beautiful, haunting, historical importance of the internment of the Japanese Americans during WWII. I recommend this book for any and all who have an interest in artwork from the War; both the Holocaust in Europe and Internment of the Japanese-Americans in America. The