Building on the theories of miniature objects developed by Susan Stewart and others, this works examines the use and interpretation netsuke at the Museum Folkwang across three recent exhibitions. In this work I demonstrate how the interpretation and size of these objects highlights the role of miniature objects as symbols encouraged visitors to decode the meaning of these objects.
(Text: Ryan Nutting)
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