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    "description": "Masters of Modern Design\n  \n  profiles five Japanese American artists who made their mark on the postwar art world:\n  \n   Ruth Asawa\n  \n  ,\n  \n   S. Neil Fujita\n  \n  ,\n  \n   George Nakashima\n  \n  ,\n  \n   Isamu Noguchi\n  \n  , and Gyo Obata. Using archival footage and stills along with interviews with the artists and their children, the film looks at their lives, the impact of their wartime incarceration, and their impact as artists in various media, focusing on the 1950s and 1960s. David Iwataki composed the period jazz soundtrack.",
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    "body": "<div class=\"mw-parser-output\">\n <div class=\"rgonly\">\n  <!--\"rgdatabox-CoreDisplay\" removed-->\n  <div id=\"rgdatabox-Core\" style=\"display:none;\">\n   <p>\n    RGMediaType:films;\nTitle:Masters of Modern Design: The Art of the Japanese American Experience;\nCreators:;\nInterestLevel:Grades 9-12; Adult;\nReadingLevel:;\nGuidedReadingLevel:;\nLexile:;\nTheme:Expression through art; Nature as beauty; Role of women;\nGenre:Documentary;\nPoV:Portrait of Nisei artists told through their words and those of their children and of scholars;\nRelatedEvents:;\nAvailability:Available;\nFreeWebVersion:Yes;\nPrimarySecondary:;\nHasTeachingAids:No;\nWarnings:;\nDenshoTopic:;\nGeography:;\nChronology:1930s to 2000s;\nFacility:;\n   </p>\n  </div>\n </div>\n <div id=\"databox-Films\" style=\"display:none;\">\n  <p>\n   Title:Masters of Modern Design: The Art of the Japanese American Experience;\nDate:2019; \nGenre:Documentary;\nReleased:;\nDirector:Akira Bosch;\nProducer:Matthew Crotty; Jacqueline Reyno; Akira Boch; Evan Kodani; Yuka Murakami;\nWriter:;\nScreenplay:;\nStory:;\nBasedOn:;\nNarrator:;\nStarring:Addie Lanier (interviewee); Aiko Cuneo (interviewee); Ruth Asawa (interviewee); Gyo Obata (interviewee); Kiku Obata (interviewee); Mira Nakashima (interviewee); George Nakashima (interviewee); Dakin Hart (interviewee); Amy Lyford (interviewee); Kenji Fujita (interviewee); Tom Wolf (interviewee); Brian Niiya (interviewee); Karen L. Ishizuka (interviewee); Marilyn Chase (interviewee); Kay Sekimachi (interviewee); Kimi Kodani Hill (interviewee); Kris Kuramitsu (interviewee); Shoji Sadao (interviewee); Mitchell T. Maki (interviewee); Jonathan Laib (interviewee); Staci Steinberger (interviewee); Alexandra Lange (interviewee); Steve Heller (interviewee); Bubba Jackson (interviewee); Paul Lanier (interviewee);\nMusic:Dave Iwataki;\nCinematography:Akira Boch; Evan Kodani;\nEditing:Evan Kodani;\nStudio:KCETLink and The Watase Media Arts Center, JANM;\nDistributor:;\nRuntime:56 minutes;\nCountry:;\nLanguage:;\nBudget:;\nGross:;\nIMDBLink:\n   <a class=\"external free offsite\" href=\"https://www.imdb.com/title/tt10482614/\" rel=\"nofollow\">\n    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt10482614/\n   </a>\n   ;\nTrailerLink:;\n  </p>\n </div>\n <p>\n  <i>\n   Masters of Modern Design\n  </i>\n  profiles five Japanese American artists who made their mark on the postwar art world:\n  <a class=\"encyc notrg\" href=\"https://encyclopedia.densho.org/wiki/Ruth_Asawa\" title=\"Ruth Asawa\">\n   Ruth Asawa\n  </a>\n  ,\n  <a class=\"encyc notrg\" href=\"https://encyclopedia.densho.org/wiki/Sadamitsu_Neil_Fujita\" title=\"Sadamitsu Neil Fujita\">\n   S. Neil Fujita\n  </a>\n  ,\n  <a class=\"encyc notrg\" href=\"https://encyclopedia.densho.org/wiki/George_Nakashima\" title=\"George Nakashima\">\n   George Nakashima\n  </a>\n  ,\n  <a class=\"encyc notrg\" href=\"https://encyclopedia.densho.org/wiki/Isamu_Noguchi\" title=\"Isamu Noguchi\">\n   Isamu Noguchi\n  </a>\n  , and Gyo Obata. Using archival footage and stills along with interviews with the artists and their children, the film looks at their lives, the impact of their wartime incarceration, and their impact as artists in various media, focusing on the 1950s and 1960s. David Iwataki composed the period jazz soundtrack.\n </p>\n <p>\n  The origins of documentary stem from an article by design critic Alexandra Lange about Japanese American designers and artists who had been incarcerated during World War II that appeared in\n  <i>\n   Curbed\n  </i>\n  in January 2017. Lange subsequently pitched doing a documentary film version of the article to the producers of\n  <i>\n   Artbound\n  </i>\n  , an arts and culture television series developed by PBS SoCal. The producers liked the idea and contracted a team from the Watase Media Arts Center of\n  <a class=\"encyc notrg\" href=\"https://encyclopedia.densho.org/wiki/Japanese_American_National_Museum\" title=\"Japanese American National Museum\">\n   Japanese American National Museum\n  </a>\n  (JANM) to collaborate on the documentary in September 2018. Most of the interviews for the film were shot in October and November of 2018. Director Akira Boch cited the shoot in New Hope, Pennsylvania, at the headquarters of George Nakashima Woodworkers, as a highlight.\n  <sup class=\"reference\" id=\"cite_ref-ftnt_ref1_1-0\">\n   <a class=\"\" href=\"#cite_note-ftnt_ref1-1\">\n    [1]\n   </a>\n  </sup>\n </p>\n <p>\n  <i>\n   Masters of Modern Design\n  </i>\n  became the first episode of\n  <i>\n   Artbound'\n  </i>\n  s tenth season, airing on May 15, 2019. The film subsequently won a 2020 Los Angeles Area Emmy Award in the Arts category.\n  <sup class=\"reference\" id=\"cite_ref-ftnt_ref2_2-0\">\n   <a class=\"\" href=\"#cite_note-ftnt_ref2-2\">\n    [2]\n   </a>\n  </sup>\n </p>\n <div id=\"authorByline\">\n  <b>\n   Authored by\n   <a class=\"encyc notrg\" href=\"https://encyclopedia.densho.org/wiki/Brian_Niiya\" title=\"Brian Niiya\">\n    Brian Niiya\n   </a>\n   , Densho\n  </b>\n </div>\n <div id=\"citationAuthor\" style=\"display:none;\">\n  Niiya, Brian\n </div>\n <p>\n  Might also like\n  <a class=\"encyc rg\" href=\"/wiki/Ruth Asawa: Of Forms and Growth (film)/\" title=\"Ruth Asawa: Of Forms and Growth (film)\">\n   <i>\n    Ruth Asawa: Of Forms and Growth\n   </i>\n  </a>\n  (1978);\n  <a class=\"encyc rg\" href=\"/wiki/Designing the Path: Japanese American Architect, Gyo Obata (film)/\" title=\"Designing the Path: Japanese American Architect, Gyo Obata (film)\">\n   Designing the Path: Japanese American Architect, Gyo Obata\n   <i>\n   </i>\n  </a>\n  (2014);\n  <a class=\"encyc rg\" href=\"/wiki/The Art of Gaman: The Story Behind the Objects (film)/\" title=\"The Art of Gaman: The Story Behind the Objects (film)\">\n   <i>\n    The Art of Gaman: The Story Behind the Objects\n   </i>\n  </a>\n  (2010)\n </p>\n</div>\n<!-- Saved in parser cache with key encycmw:pcache:idhash:4197-0!canonical and timestamp 20210524203904 and revision id 33587\n -->\n",
    "moreinfo": "<div class=\"section\" id=\"For_More_Information\">\n <h2>\n  <span class=\"mw-headline\" id=\"For_More_Information\">\n   For More Information\n  </span>\n </h2>\n <div class=\"section_content\">\n  <p>\n   KCET Artbound streaming link:\n   <a class=\"external free offsite\" href=\"https://www.kcet.org/shows/artbound/episodes/masters-modern-design\" rel=\"nofollow\">\n    https://www.kcet.org/shows/artbound/episodes/masters-modern-design\n   </a>\n  </p>\n  <p>\n   Hicks, Richard. \"\n   <a class=\"external text offsite\" href=\"https://blog.janm.org/2019/05/03/masters-of-modern-design-the-art-of-the-japanese-american-experience/\" rel=\"nofollow\">\n    Masters of Modern Design: The Art of the Japanese American Experience.\n   </a>\n   \" First &amp; Central: The JANM Blog, May 3, 2019.\n  </p>\n  <p>\n   Lange, Alexandra. \"\n   <a class=\"external text offsite\" href=\"https://archive.curbed.com/2017/1/31/14445484/japanese-designers-wwii-internment\" rel=\"nofollow\">\n    The Forgotten History of Japanese-American Designers' World War II Internment.\n   </a>\n   \"\n   <i>\n    Curbed\n   </i>\n   , Jan. 31, 2017.\n  </p>\n </div>\n</div>",
    "footnotes": "<div class=\"section\" id=\"Footnotes\">\n <h2>\n  <span class=\"mw-headline\" id=\"Footnotes\">\n   Footnotes\n  </span>\n </h2>\n <div class=\"section_content\">\n  <div class=\"reflist\" style=\"list-style-type: decimal;\">\n   <div class=\"mw-references-wrap\">\n    <ol class=\"references\">\n     <li id=\"cite_note-ftnt_ref1-1\">\n      <span class=\"mw-cite-backlink\">\n       <a class=\"\" href=\"#cite_ref-ftnt_ref1_1-0\">\n        ↑\n       </a>\n      </span>\n      <span class=\"reference-text\">\n       Alexandra Lange website,\n       <a class=\"external free offsite\" href=\"http://www.alexandralange.net/articles/614/masters-of-modern-design-the-art-of-the-japanese-american-experience\" rel=\"nofollow\">\n        http://www.alexandralange.net/articles/614/masters-of-modern-design-the-art-of-the-japanese-american-experience\n       </a>\n       ; Richard Hicks, \"Masters of Modern Design: The Art of the Japanese American Experience,\" First &amp; Central: The JANM Blog,\n       <a class=\"external free offsite\" href=\"https://blog.janm.org/2019/05/03/masters-of-modern-design-the-art-of-the-japanese-american-experience/\" rel=\"nofollow\">\n        https://blog.janm.org/2019/05/03/masters-of-modern-design-the-art-of-the-japanese-american-experience/\n       </a>\n       , both accessed on Mar. 4, 2021.\n      </span>\n     </li>\n     <li id=\"cite_note-ftnt_ref2-2\">\n      <span class=\"mw-cite-backlink\">\n       <a class=\"\" href=\"#cite_ref-ftnt_ref2_2-0\">\n        ↑\n       </a>\n      </span>\n      <span class=\"reference-text\">\n       \"Winner of the 2020 Los Angeles Area Emmy Awards Announced,\" July 18, 2020,\n       <a class=\"external free offsite\" href=\"https://www.emmys.com/sites/default/files/press/la-area-emmys-200718-v1.pdf\" rel=\"nofollow\">\n        https://www.emmys.com/sites/default/files/press/la-area-emmys-200718-v1.pdf\n       </a>\n       .\n      </span>\n     </li>\n    </ol>\n   </div>\n  </div>\n  <!-- \nNewPP limit report\nCached time: 20210524203904\nCache expiry: 86400\nDynamic content: false\nCPU time usage: 0.079 seconds\nReal time usage: 0.089 seconds\nPreprocessor visited node count: 423/1000000\nPreprocessor generated node count: 2927/1000000\nPost‐expand include size: 9918/2097152 bytes\nTemplate argument size: 3940/2097152 bytes\nHighest expansion depth: 4/40\nExpensive parser function count: 0/100\nUnstrip recursion depth: 0/20\nUnstrip post‐expand size: 1573/5000000 bytes\nExtLoops count: 0/100\n-->\n  <!--\nTransclusion expansion time report (%,ms,calls,template)\n100.00%   43.357      1 -total\n 23.11%   10.019      1 Template:RGDatabox-Core\n 22.59%    9.795      1 Template:Databox-Films\n 17.44%    7.563      1 Template:Reflist\n  6.60%    2.861      1 Template:AuthorByline\n  5.59%    2.424      1 Template:Published\n  5.38%    2.334      1 Template:publish-rgonly\n-->\n </div>\n</div>"
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