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Discoveries: Art and Culture of Japan (Discoveries)

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Publisher Comments:

Well-written, loaded with information, and with a rich assortment of illustrations, each Discoveries "RM" volume is a look at one facet of art, archaeology, music, history, philosophy, popular culture, science, or nature. These innovatively designed, affordably priced, compact paperbacks bring ideas to life and amplify our understanding of civilization in a new way.

Synopsis:

The ephemeral nature of the material realm is central to Japanese culture. Beauty and pleasure are fleeting, and the moment must be captured as it flies. Elegant palaces and serene monasteries are made of wood and paper; simple materials such as bamboo and raked pebbles are as precious as lacquer, silk, and gold leaf. From the formal rituals of archery and the tea ceremony to the colorful scenes of everyday life displayed in ukiyo-e prints, every gesture of art is calculated to open the consciousness to the world. This refined relationship between interior and exterior life, based on Zen traditions, is evident in many aspects of Japanese tradition, from the meditative order of gardens to the formalities of Kabuki and Noh theater.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 153) and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780810928626
Author:
Delay, Nelly
Publisher:
Harry N. Abrams
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Asian
Subject:
Civilization
Subject:
Asia - Japan
Subject:
Japan
Subject:
History - Asian
Subject:
Art, japanese
Subject:
Japan Civilization.
Subject:
Art-History and Criticism
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Harry Abrams
Series:
Discoveries Harry Abrams
Series Volume:
98-757
Publication Date:
19990901
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 8 up to 17
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
6.98x4.96x.39 in. .56 lbs.
Age Level:
from 13 up to 99

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"Synopsis" by , The ephemeral nature of the material realm is central to Japanese culture. Beauty and pleasure are fleeting, and the moment must be captured as it flies. Elegant palaces and serene monasteries are made of wood and paper; simple materials such as bamboo and raked pebbles are as precious as lacquer, silk, and gold leaf. From the formal rituals of archery and the tea ceremony to the colorful scenes of everyday life displayed in ukiyo-e prints, every gesture of art is calculated to open the consciousness to the world. This refined relationship between interior and exterior life, based on Zen traditions, is evident in many aspects of Japanese tradition, from the meditative order of gardens to the formalities of Kabuki and Noh theater.
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