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Name: KATO, Tetsuhiro

Date of Birth: 26th Apr. 1953
Professor at: the Department of Aesthetics, School of Humanities,
          Kwansei Gakuin University
          1-1-155 Uegahara, Nishinomiya, J-662-8501 JAPAN
          TEL: +81-(0)798-54-6037, 6212
          FAX: +81-(0)798-51-0984


Field of Research: Aesthetics and Comparative Study of Art


Special Interests in:


Professional Affiliations:


Papers in European Languages.

  1. "Aesthetics and Art History of Carl Friedrich von Rumohr, Report of the Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (c) (2) 2011 – 2014," (2015)
  2. "Carl Friedrich von Rumohrs Ästhetik und Kunstgeschichte, Bericht des Zushcusses für die wissenschaftliche Forschung (c) (2) 2011 – 2014," (2015)
  3. "Enlightenment and Uncivilizedness in Aesthetics: Toward Reconstruction of History of Aesthetics from a Contemporary Viewpoint, Report of the Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (c) (2) 2003 – 2005," (2006)
  4. "Aesthetics and Art Studies in Modern Japan: Report of the Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (c) (2) 1998 – 2001," (2002)
  5. "Aby Warburg and the Anthropological Study of Art," (2001)
  6. "E.F.Fenollosa and the Importation of Aesthetics into Japan," (1999).
  7. "Crossing the Border: The Current Significance of Warburg's Iconology," (1995).
  8. "The Concept of Nature in Hildebrand's Theory of Painting and Sculpture," (1993).
  9. "Malerei und Narration: Uber den 'kontinuierenden' Erzahlstil der Malerei," (1992).
  10. "The Gesture in Painting," (1990).
  11. "Picture-Reading?: Gombrich and the Hermeneutics of Art," (1990).

List of published papers in Japanese

  1. 2015 "Anthropology of Image: Its Possibilities and Limits"
  2. 2014 "Children's Aesthetics"
  3. 2014 "Olevano Romano, Birthplace of Modern Landscape Painting?"
  4. 2013 "Rumohr's Journey to Italy (1805-06): Between Gastrosophy and Art History"
  5. 2013 "Flag Raising on Iwo-jima: Pathosformel of Winner and Loser"
  6. 2013 "Japaneseness of Japanese Art: YASHIRO Yukio and the Concept of 'Yamato-e'"
  7. 2013 "Rumohr in Rome: Focusing on the Relation to the Nazarenes"
  8. 2012 "Mnemosyne Atlas"
  9. 2012 "Rumohr and the Medieval Art: On the Value Judgment in Cultural Property Conservation"
  10. 2012 "Rebirth of Antiquity in 17th century Amsterdam: On Rembrandt's Design of the City Hall Decoration"
  11. 2012 "Japaneseness in Japansese Decorative Arts"
  12. 2011 "Continual Narrative in the Visual Art: Reviewing the Concept of 'Iji-Douzu'"
  13. 2011 "'Rezeptionsästhetik' as Methodology"
  14. 2011 "Carl Robert and the Archeological Hermeneutics"
  15. 2011 "Warburg and Wickhoff: Continual Narratives in Villa Farnesina"
  16. 2010 "The 'Original' and Its Conservation"
  17. 2009 "Theoretical Foundation of Ornament Studies: On Riegl's STILFRAGEN"
  18. 2008 "Emergence of the Aesthetics of Ugliness, and Its Background"
  19. 2007 "Riegl on Monument and Art: Background of the Making of his Theory"
  20. 2007 "Iconology of Forest: The Forest depicted in Burgundian Tapestries"
  21. 2007 "YASHIRO Yukio and the Sentimentality of Japanese Art
  22. 2006 "Rumohr and The Essence of Cookery"
  23. 2006 "Warburg and the Flemish Tapestry"
  24. 2006 "A Thought from Higashiyama: On Landscape"
  25. 2005 "Flemish and Florentine Art in Early Renaissance"
  26. 2005 "Eagle and Serpent: Wittkower and the Cosmological Ambition of Iconology"
  27. 2004 "A Native American in Paris: The Role of Concrete Examples in Kant's Critique of the Power of Judgment"
  28. 2004 "Hamburger Facsimile Debate and Panofsky: Art Historical Study and Reproduction Technology"
  29. 2004 "Rehabilitation of Reproduction: Over the Myth of Originality"
  30. 2003 "On Warburg's Maxim: "Der liebe Gott steckt im Detail'"
  31. 2003 "The Concept of 'Pathosformel' and Its Reception"
  32. 2002 "YASHIRO Yukio and the Cultural Policy of Modern Japan"
  33. 2002 "New Trends of Museum from Europe"
  34. 2002 "Art History and Art Collection in the Time of Formation: The Case of Fiorillo"
  35. 2001 "Warburg and the Problem of Human Body"
  36. 2001 "Pathos and Its Interpretations in Art"
  37. 2001 "Museum Curators as Researchers"
  38. 2001 "OTSUKA Yasuji and the Art Studies in Modern Japan"
  39. 2000 "Present and Future of Art Historical Web sites in Japan"
  40. 2000 "Social Function of Aesthetics in Modern Japan: The Case of NISHI Amane"
  41. 2000 "Warburg and Berenson: Jewish Character of Their Texts and Contexts"
  42. 2000 "Art History as Institution and Its Objects of Research"
  43. 2000 "Vienna Genesis and the Picture Reading"
  44. 1999 "Memory of Image, and Its historical Function: On Warburg's Mnemosyne"
  45. 1999 "Corporal Expressions in Western Art and the 'Aesthetics' of Warburg"
  46. 1999 "Development of Art History"
  47. 1999 "Art in Global Context and Its Intercultural Exchanges"
  48. 1999 "The Study of Aesthetics and Art History in Modern Japan"
  49. 1999 "Image and Text: Narrative Painting and the Problem of Interpretation"
  50. 1999 "Overcoming the 'Crisis' of Art History"
  51. 1998 "'Holbein Streit' and the Problem of Interpretation in Art History"
  52. 1998 "Art Management"
  53. 1997 "The Problem of Time in Aesthetic Recognition"
  54. 1997 "Velazquez: Las Meninas"
  55. 1997 "Toward Art outside the Modern World: Aby Warburg and the Comparative Study of Art"
  56. 1996 "MNEMOSYNE: the Problem of Memory and Imagination in Warburg"
  57. 1996 "Picture Reading: the 'Vienna Genesis'"
  58. 1995 "Keywords to Understanding of Art Today"
  59. 1995 "Temporality of the Aesthetic: Gadamer and the Problem of Art-Reading"
  60. 1993 "To the Intellectual Art History"
  61. 1993 "On Hildebrand's 'Problem of Form in the Plastic Arts'"
  62. 1992 "An Unappreciated Iconology: Warburg and the Hermeneutics of Image"
  63. 1992 "Picture Reading: The Case of Botticelli's 'Primavera'"
  64. 1992 "W. Kemp and the Reception Aesthetics of Painting"
  65. 1992 "'Crisis' and its Overcoming in Art History"
  66. 1990 "Interpretation and Evaluation: From Gombrich's Viewpoint"
  67. 1988 "Picture-Reading?: Gombrich and the Hermeneutics of Art"
  68. 1988 "The Axiological Horizon of Reading Theory: Interpretation and Relativism"
  69. 1987 "The Role of the Beholder: A Basic Theory for Pictorial Interpretation"
  70. 1987 "Picture Reading: The Case of Vermeer's 'Model and Painter'"
  71. 1987 "Overcoming the Aesthetic Consciousness: From Gadamer's Viewpoint"
  72. 1985 "Art as 'promesse de bonheur': Benjamin and the Modernity"
  73. 1985 "W. Iser's Theory of Reading"
  74. 1984 "Over the 'Modern' in the Arts"
  75. 1983 "Art as Mediation: Possibilities and Limits of Hermeneutical Aesthetics"
  76. 1981 "The Problem of Art in Gadamer's Hermeneutics"
  77. 1980 "H.-G.Gadamer's Philosophy of Art"

Japanese Translations of Texts in European Languages:

  1. Alois Riegl, Stilfragen: Grundlegungen zu einer Geschichte der Ornamentik (1893), Tokyo: Chuo-Koron-Bijutsu-Shuppan, [in preparation].
  2. Aby Warburg, PER MONSTRA AD SPHAERAM: Dictionaries, Epistulae, Opuscula. Tokyo: Arina Shobo, 2014 [The Collected Works of Aby Warburg, Vol. Suppl. 2].
  3. Edgar Wind, The Eloquence of Symbol. Revised Edition (1993), Tokyo: Shobunsha, 2007.
  4. Aby Warburg, Zwei Szenen aus König Maximilians Brügger Gefangenschaft auf einem Skizzenblatt des sogenannten 'Hausbuchmeisters' (1911), Luftschiff und Tauchboot in der mittelalterlichen Vorstellungswelt (1913), Piero della Francescas Constantinschlacht in der Aquarellkopie von Johann Anton Ranboux (1912), Medicäische Feste am Hofe der Valois auf flandrischen Teppichen in der Galleria degli Uffizi (1927), Tokyo: Arina Shobo, 2006 [The Collected Works of Aby Warburg, Vol. 4].
  5. Aby Warburg, Austausch künstlerischer Kultur zwischen Norden und Süden im 15. Jahrhundert (1903), Flandrische Kunst und florentinische Frührenaissance (1902), Die Grablegung Rogiers in den Uffizien (1903), Arbeitende Bauern auf burgundischen Teppichen (1907), Tokyo: Arina Shobo, 2005 [The Collected Works of Aby Warburg, Vol. 3].
  6. Aby Warburg, Dürer und die italienische Antike (1905), Die antike Götterwelt und die Frührenaissance im Süden und im Norden (1908), Kirchiiche und höfische Kunst in Landshu t(1909), Tokyo: Arina Shobo, 2003 [The Collected Works of Aby Warburg, Vol. 5].
  7. Aby Warburg, Bilder aus dem Gebiet der Pueblo-Indianer in Nord-Amerika. Vortrag gehalten am 21. April 1923. Kreuzlingen, Tokyo: Arina Shobo, 2003 [The Collected Works of Aby Warburg, Vol. 7].
  8. Nelson, R. S. / R. Shiff (ed.), Critical Terms for Art History (1996), Tokyo: Brücke, 2002 [Articles: CONTEXT, AVANGARDE, RITUAL].
  9. Wolfhart Henckmann und Konrad Lotter (Hrsg.), Lexikon der Ästhetik (1992), Tokyo: Keiso-Shobo, 2001 [Artikel: INTERPRETATION, KOMMENTARBEDUERFTIGKEIT, MAGIE, MALEREI, OBSZOENE, POETIK, POETISCHE, REZEPTIONSAESTHETIK, REZEPTION].
  10. Karl Clausberg, Die Wiener Genesis: Eine kunstwissenschaftliche Bilderbuchgeschichte (1984), Tokyo: Sangensha, 2000.
  11. Ilsebill Barta Fliedl, "Vom Triumph zum Seelendrama. Suchen und Finden oder: Die Abenteuer eines Denklustigen." Ilsebill Barta Fliedl et al. (Hg.), Die Beredsamkeit des Leibes: Zur Körpersprache in der Kunst (1992), Cat. Exh. Tokyo: National Museum of Western Art, 1999.
  12. Adolf von Hildebrand, Das Problem der Form in der bildenden Kunst (1893), Tokyo: Chuo-Koron-Bijutsu-Shuppan, 1993.
  13. Jean Baudrillard, "Videowelt und fraktales Subjekt." ARS ELECTRONICA (Hrsg.). Philosophien der neuen Technologie (1989), Intercommunicaton, Tokyo: NTT Shuppan, 1992.
  14. Wolfgang Kemp, Rembrandt Die Heilige Familie: oder die Kunst, einen Vorhang zu lüften (1986), Tokyo: Sangensha, 1992.
  15. Richard Rorty, Consequences of Pragmatism (1982), Tokyo: Ochanimizu-Shobo, 1985 [“The World Well Lost”, “Overcoming the Tradition: Heidegger and Dewey”, “Nineteenth-Century Idealism and Twentieth-Century Textualism”].

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Renewed on 26 April 2015.
First published on 18.April 1996