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The modern girl: icon of modernity

Chapter


Abstract


  • IN 1930, APOLLO PUBLISHING C QRPORATION published the sheet music and lyrics

    of the 'Modern Song' (Madan bushl) (Cal. 1 53). On the cover is a woman who

    epitomises the figure known as the 'modern girl' (modan g;jru, or moga).' The

    stylised figure has bobbed hair, lipstick and rouge and wears a revealing dress.

    The pale smoke of her cigarette merges with the stripes of the background. Circular

    discs suggest the shape of a gramophone record.

Publication Date


  • 2012

Citation


  • Mackie, V. C. 2012, ''The modern girl: icon of modernity'', in K. Brown (eds), Deco Japan: Shaping Art and Culture 1925–1940, Art Services International, Alexandria, Virginia: USA. pp. 53-57.

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/artspapers/1566

Book Title


  • Deco Japan: Shaping Art and Culture 1925–1940

Start Page


  • 53

End Page


  • 57

Abstract


  • IN 1930, APOLLO PUBLISHING C QRPORATION published the sheet music and lyrics

    of the 'Modern Song' (Madan bushl) (Cal. 1 53). On the cover is a woman who

    epitomises the figure known as the 'modern girl' (modan g;jru, or moga).' The

    stylised figure has bobbed hair, lipstick and rouge and wears a revealing dress.

    The pale smoke of her cigarette merges with the stripes of the background. Circular

    discs suggest the shape of a gramophone record.

Publication Date


  • 2012

Citation


  • Mackie, V. C. 2012, ''The modern girl: icon of modernity'', in K. Brown (eds), Deco Japan: Shaping Art and Culture 1925–1940, Art Services International, Alexandria, Virginia: USA. pp. 53-57.

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/artspapers/1566

Book Title


  • Deco Japan: Shaping Art and Culture 1925–1940

Start Page


  • 53

End Page


  • 57