Arts of Japan: An Illustrated History
Tuttle Publishing, 10 oct. 2012 - 331 pages
Arts of Japan is a classic and informative text that explores the rich cultural heritage and history of Japanese Art.
This art history text examines the various influences that have shaped the course of Japanese art history in the fields of painting, sculpture, architecture, and handicrafts. Discussed with challenging insight are the impact of the various Indian and Chinese schools, the pervasive influence of Zen philosophy, and the many other artistic developments, giving the reader a well-rounded picture of the great significance and contribution of Japanese art.
Special features of the book are sections on handicrafts and a chapter on prehistoric art. The book comes at a time when there is an awakened interest in Asian art throughout the world. In the past, due to linguistic barriers, political upheavals, and the limited number of specialists, misconceptions have been especially numerous in the field of Japanese art. The Arts of Japan admirably corrects these misinterpretations, consolidates the results of the most recent scholarship, and in one compact volume presents an up-to-date, authoritative survey of Japanese and throughout its long history and in all its colorful diversity.
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I enjoyed it. I have the first edition, so it is 60 years old. For the time it was lavishly illustrated. I don't know Japanese history or art so I got a fine introduction (up through 1957). Paintings and buildings I have seen I will see again differently. Consulter l'avis complet
THE BEGINNINGS OF BUDDHIST ART IN 17
THE ART OF THE NARA PERIOD 35
THE ART OF THE EARLY HEIAN PERIOD 55
THE ART OF THE HEIAN PERIOD 69
THE ART OF THE KAMAKURA PERIOD 89
THE ART OF THE MUROMACHI PERIOD 107
THE ART OF THE MOMOYAMA PERIOD 125
THE ART OF THE EDO PERIOD 143
THE ART OF MODERN JAPAN 169