Gennifer Weisenfeld is Associate Professor in the Department of Art, Art History & Visual Studies at Duke University and the author of Mavo: Japanese Artists and the Avant-Garde, 1905-1931 (UC Press).
“With its holistic inquiry into the question of how media mediates meaning, Imaging Disaster, though focused on the 1920s, offers a conceptual and methodological model for an expanded notion of art and visual culture and their relation to the social fabric in the interwar and war years.” - Art Bulletin
"A fascinating volume." - Gennifer Weisenfeld, Interaction
"[Imaging Disaster] opens many important larger questions, and it organizes the giant archive it presents to us in a clear, well-organized, readable format. Weisenfeld handles difficult issues with grace and lucidity. . . [her] work offers a framework through which we can grasp the formation of the visual and media cultures of such central sites of destruction and reconstruction, even while attending to the incommensurate views and meanings of each specific event." - Journal of Japanese Studies
“Gorgeous and thoughtful. . . . A wonderful and compelling book.” - Carla Nappi, New Bks In East Asian Stds
"This is an outstanding example of specialist scholarship that has much to offer design historians." - Design History