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Discovering the Arts of Japan : A Historical Overview

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Edition:
1st
ISBN13:

9780789210357

ISBN10:
0789210355
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Paperback
Pub. Date:
4/27/2010
Publisher(s):
Perseus Distribution Services
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Summary

This 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.

Author Biography

Tsuneko S. Sadao studied art at the University of California at Berkeley. She has worked as an art consultant to Japanese museums and galleries for many years, and is presently consultant to the Isamu Noguchi Foundation, Inc., in the U.S. and Japan.

Stephanie Wada is Associate Curator of the prestigious Mary and Jackson Burke Foundation and the Mary Griggs Burke collection of Japanese Art in New York. She has taught Asian art at Columbia University and the City University of New York.

Table of Contents

Intro
History Politics Religion
Scrulpture Crafts Textiles
Introduction of Buddhism
Asuka period
Important Events
History Politics Religion
Architecture
Sculpture
Painting Calligraphy Textiles
Ceramics Metalwork
Hakuho Nara
Important Events
History Politics Religion
Architecture
Sculpture
Painting Calligraphy
Lacquer Textiles
Ceramics Metalwork
The Zenith of Court Culture
Heian period
Important Events
History Politics Religion
Architecture
Sculpture
Painting Calligraphy
Lacquer Textiles
Ceramics Metalwork
The Court and the Shogunate:
An Age of Transition
Kamakura Nanbokucho period
Important Events
History Politics Religion
Architecture
Sculpture
Painting Calligraphy
Lacquer
Ceramics Metalwork
Aesthetics of Warrior Rule
Muromachi period
Important Events
History Politics Religion
Architecture
Sculpture Painting Calligraphy
Lacquer
Textiles
Ceramics
Metalwork
The Gilded Road to Unification
Azuchi-Momoyama period
Important Events
History Politics Religion
Architecture
Sculpture Painting Calligraphy
Lacquer
Textiles
Ceramics
Metalwork
Tokugawa Control and the Rise of the Bourgeoisie
Edo period
Important Events
History Politics Religion
Architecture
Sculpture Painting Calligraphy
Lacquer
Textiles
Ceramics
Metalwork
Eyes to the West:
The Meiji Restoration
Meiji period
Important Events
History Politics Religion
Architecture
Sculpture Painting Calligraphy
Lacquer
Textiles
Ceramics
Metalwork
Major Museum Collections of Japanese Art Outside of Japan
Acknowledgments
Photograph Credits
Selected Readings
Index
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