Japanese Calligraphy by Poets, Monks, and Scholars, 1568-1868
Hardcover ISBN: 0834805715
The first book on Japanese calligraphy from the significant Momoyama and Edo periods (1568–1868), 77 Dances examines the art of writing at a time when it was undergoing a remarkable flowering, as illustrated by over one hundred sumptuous illustrations. Everything from complex Zen conundrums to gossamer haiku poems were written with verve, energy, and creativity that display how deeply the fascination for calligraphy had penetrated into the social fabric of Japan. Examining the varied groups of calligraphers creating works for diverse audiences will show how these artistic worlds both maintained their own independence and interacted to create a rich brocade of calligraphic techniques and styles.The book begins with basic information on calligraphy, followed by six main sections, each representing a major facet of the art, with an introductory essay followed by detailed analyses of the seventy-seven featured works. The essays include: The revival of Japanese courtly aesthetics in writing out waka poems on highly decorated paperThe use of Chinese writing styles and script formsScholars who took up the brush to compose poems in Chinese expressing their Confucian idealsCalligraphy by major literati poets and paintersThe development of haiku as practiced by master poet-painters The work of famous Zen masters such as Hakuin and Ryokan Pages 8–9. Pages 82–83. Pages 220–21.
The Art of the Japanese Folding Screen
The Collections of the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Ashmolean Museum
Paperback ISBN: 1854440810
The design of the Japanese folding screen is one of the great art devices in decorative arts. Its history, schools of painting, the artists are explored in this elegant publication wherein the golds, reds and greens reflect as accurately as possible on the printed page the actual screens.
The Confusion Era
Art and Culture of Japan During the Allied Occupation, 1945-1952
Paperback ISBN: 0295976462
Six contributors discuss the state of Japanese arts during the allied occupation after the second World War. Topics include missteps by occupation censors, caution and experimentation on the part of nine artists of the era, the preservation of cultural property, and the conflicted roles of women and confused depictions of democracy in film. The editor includes numerous b&w photographs and stills from films, and color reproductions of paintings and of posters for movies, advertising, and emergency food and health announcements. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
Dangerous Beauties and Dutiful Wives
Popular Portraits of Women in Japan, 1905-1925
Paperback ISBN: 0486476391
Selected from women's magazines of the Taisho era in the late 1910s, this original compilation features a series of Japanese beauties, singly and in pairs. All were cover illustrations, created by well-known painters and print designers. Rendered in color lithography and offset printing, the styles like the printing techniques are Western in orientation.
Discovering the Arts of Japan
A Historical Overview
1st Edition Paperback ISBN: 0789210355
This concise, handy reference book is perfect for anyone interested in Japanese art, whether they be art history students and enthusiasts or tourists visiting Japan. A comprehensive overview of the major trends in art throughout the history of Japan, Discovering the Arts of Japan includes a select bibliography and list of major museums housing collections of Japanese art. Handsomely presented and easy-to-use, this book offers a valuable introduction to the subject, and encourages further in-depth study of specific periods and art forms.
Kabuki Nightmares: Ukiyo-E Ghosts, Magic & Mayhem
Paperback ISBN: 1840683198
UKIYO-E, the art of woodblock design and printing, enjoyed a symbiosis with the kabuki theatre almost from its inception in the late 17th century, with a significant number of images devoted to the popular theatre. These comprise kabuki-e
An Enduring Vision
17Th- To 20Th-Century Japanese Painting from the Gitter-Yelen Collection
Hardcover ISBN: 0894940872
An Enduring Vision: 17th to 20th-Century Japanese Painting from the Gitter-Yelen Collection presents 138 exceptional art works by the great masters of the Edo period as well as the paintings of their students, friends, and associates, whose relationships the authors explore and discuss. In addition to those artists mentioned above, the selection includes paintings by Ike Taiga, Sengai, and Tawaraya Sotatsu, among others. The catalogue offers a rare opportunity to appreciate in depth the ways in which these gifted individuals developed as artists.
Japanese Art in the Harry G.C. Packard Collection
Paperback ISBN: 0295973528
In 1991 the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco formally accessioned 27 unique works of Japanese art which span over 800 years of Japanese culture, from the late 11th through the mid-19th centuries. Museum curator Woodson presents each work in its historical, cultural, and aesthetic contexts, and curator Mellott documents their acquisition. Photos of each object are augmented by enlarged details and supplemental illustrations for comparison. Distributed by the U. of Washington Press. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.