Item description for The Arts of Japan: Late Medieval to Modern Vol.2 by Seiroku Noma & Glenn T. Webb...
The Arts of Japan, in two volumes, is a profusely illustrated, comprehensive survey of Japanese art from prehistoric times to the middle of the twentieth century. Every field of Japanese fine arts and many types of decorative and folk arts are covered-sculpture, painting, architecture, garden design, ceramics, lacquerware, textiles, and swords. When this book was first published in a deluxe edition in 1966, the quality of its scholarship was widely acclaimed, and it became a standard reference that has yet to be superseded. This edition contains the complete text arid all the illustrations of the original. The Arts of Japan: Late Medieval to Modem, the second volume, covers the period from the end of the sixteenth to the mid-twentieth century. It records the appearance of a new epoch in Japanese art, when artists turned from the service of religion to direct portrayals of man and nature. The distinctly modern flavor of this art has as much appeal to a contemporary audience as it did to the people of earlier times.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.75" Width: 7" Height: 9.75" Weight: 2 lbs.
Release Date Aug 8, 2003
Publisher Kodansha International
ISBN 4770029780 ISBN13 9784770029782
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More About Seiroku Noma & Glenn T. Webb
Foremost among Japanese art historians of his day, the author, SEIROKU NOMA (1902-66), had keen insight into the arts of his country and wrote about them with unequaled sensitivity. Author of countless books and articles, including The Arts of the Asuka, Hakuho, and Tempyo Eras and Bronze Buddhist Sculptures from Imperial Collections, Noma served as curator at the former Imperial Art Museum and then at the Tokyo National Museum, retiring as chief curator in 1964. JOHN ROSENFIELD, the translator, is Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Professor of East Asian Art, Emeritus, Harvard University.