The Art of Gaman: Arts and Crafts from the Japanese American Internment Camps 1942-1946 (2020)

The Art of Gaman: Arts and Crafts from the Japanese American Internment Camps 1942-1946 Delphine Hirasuna Terry Heffernan Kit Hinrichs The Art of Gaman Arts and Crafts from the Japanese American Internment Camps In Executive Order mandated the incarceration of Japanese Americans including men women children the elderly and the infirm for the duration of the war Allowed only what they
  • Title: The Art of Gaman: Arts and Crafts from the Japanese American Internment Camps 1942-1946
  • Author: Delphine Hirasuna Terry Heffernan Kit Hinrichs
  • ISBN: 9781580086899
  • Page: 418
  • Format: Hardcover
The Art of Gaman: Arts and Crafts from the Japanese American Internment Camps 1942-1946 Delphine Hirasuna Terry Heffernan Kit Hinrichs 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 livIn 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 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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  1. Yaaresse

    I picked this up on a whim and figured it would be something to browse over a few days time Two hours after starting it, I realized I was at the end This book is really well done The author starts with an brief history of the internment of Japanese people in the US during WWII, then goes on to describe some of the conditions in the camps It s not a huge amount of detail for that, she suggests several other excellent books but just enough to put the arts into context Then follows pages upon pages [...]

  2. Sue

    Although this is of a coffee table book, it is fascinating Gaman accept what is with patience and dignity was practiced by the Issei 1st generation Japanese immigrants and their families when they were relocated to internment camps during WWII The living conditions were extremely primitive they could only take clothing and some household goods what they could carry with them when they left their homes When they reached the internment camps, which had been thrown together with raw woods, there w [...]

  3. Sarah Crawford

    The author opens the book with an explanation of what happened at the start of the internment process She includes some good photos with this After this section, she moves on to the main part of the book, showing the kinds of arts and crafts things that were made in the camps.They are nothing less than absolutely amazing Working without free access to the normal tools of artists, the artists in the camp made objects out of wood, stone, shells and thread They also did a lot of really good drawing [...]

  4. Myriam

    This is a beautiful book it accompanies an art show for which Hirasuna, the daughter of detained Japanese Americans, collected arts and crafts from survivors and descendants of Japanese Americans Internment Camps in the US The arts and crafts capture the pathos of life in the camps the photography and layout in the books is beautifully done.

  5. Jo Ann

    I must admit I didn t read all of this bookI loved seeing all the collected forms of art that remain from the Japanese American internments camps from the early mid 40 sa true monument to the creativity and spirit of so many

  6. Lisa

    I am so grateful to the author of this book for putting together the works of these artists, I have the utmost respect for them

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