Bodies and Structures



If we return to the wartime journal covers, we find plenty of evidence to support a tale of active collaboration with the state on the department store, either in terms of promoting a homefront productivism or outright militarism.  What, then, is the imagined geography proposed by these sets of images?

We can also see collaboration in the promotion of Pan-Asianism:

Are there other features that strike you?  Do these covers recall the aesthetics of other twentieth-century militarist or fascist regimes?

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