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From the time Japan started trading with the West in the sixteenth century, Japanese arts and crafts have intrigued and delighted Westerners, especially lacquer, screens, swords and porcelain.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;iandgt;Collecting Japanese Antiquesandlt;/iandgt; is an excellent overview of the uniquely Japanese aesthetic and how it relates to Japanese culture. Antique hunters will benefit from the practical and cautionary advice in this book; newcomers will appreciate information on the basics of collecting Japanese antiques; while other sections might reawaken interest in experienced collectors. Beautiful photographs throughout make this book a must for collectors and lovers of Japanese art.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt; Chapters include:andlt;ulandgt;andlt;liandgt;Japan's Art Heritageandlt;/liandgt;andlt;liandgt;Collecting for Fun and with Wisdomandlt;/liandgt;andlt;liandgt;Screens and Scrollsandlt;/liandgt;andlt;liandgt;Ukiyo-e and Other Printsandlt;/liandgt;andlt;liandgt;Sagemonoandlt;/liandgt;andlt;liandgt;Ceramicsandlt;/liandgt;andlt;liandgt;Furnitureandlt;/liandgt;andlt;liandgt;Textilesandlt;/liandgt;andlt;liandgt;Lacquerwareandlt;/liandgt;andlt;liandgt;Cloisonneandlt;/liandgt;andlt;liandgt;Sculpture and Metalworkandlt;/liandgt;andlt;liandgt;Swords and Armorandlt;/liandgt;andlt;liandgt;Tea Ceremony Utensilsandlt;/liandgt;andlt;liandgt;Dollsandlt;/liandgt;andlt;liandgt;Flower Basketsandlt;/liandgt;andlt;/ulandgt;

Synopsis:

A beautifully produced, comprehensive guide for collectors

Synopsis:

An excellent overview of the Japanese aesthetic

Synopsis:

Collecting Japanese Antiques is an excellent overview of the Japanese aesthetic, an aesthetic unique to that island nation. Antique hunters will benefit from the practical and cautionary advice in this book; newcomers will appreciate information on the basics of collecting; while other sections might reawaken interest in experienced collectors, all supplemented with beautiful photographs.

Synopsis:

Collecting Japanese Antiques shows what makes Japanese aesthetics so different from other countries. Antique hunters will benefit from the practical and cautionary advice in this book; newcomers will appreciate information on the basics of collecting; while other sections might reawaken interest in experienced collectors. Striking photographs highlight the beauty and craftsmanship of items such as solid wood chests and elegant prints and ceramics. A glossary explains antique-related Japanese terms.

About the Author

andlt;bandgt;Alistair Setonandlt;/bandgt; graduated from Oxford University and Aberdeen College of Education before moving to Japan in 1972. He is a professor at Tezukayama Gakuin University, and lives in Kobe with his family.

Table of Contents

JapanÆs Art Heritage Collecting

1. Furniture

2. Screens and Scrolls

3. Prints and Ukiyo-e

4. Ceramics

5. Tea Ceremony Items

6. Cloisonn+

7. Sculpture and Buddhist Art

8. Lacquer

9. Sagemono

10. Textiles

11. Dolls

12. Swords and Sword Fittings

13. Metalwork

14. Ainu, Masks, Baskets, and Other Items

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Product Details

ISBN:
9784805311226
Author:
Seton, Alistair
Publisher:
Tuttle Publishing
Subject:
Collecting
Subject:
Art
Subject:
General
Subject:
Art - General
Subject:
Architecture-Architects
Subject:
Non-Classifiable
Subject:
Japanese antique collecting; Japanese antiques; antique collecting; Japanese collectibles; collecting antiques
Subject:
Japan; Japanese culture; Japanese art; Japanese antiques; lacquer; ukiyo-e; tea ceremony
Edition Description:
Paperback with Flaps
Series:
No Series
Publication Date:
20100931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
over 400 color photographs
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
12.00 x 9.00 in

Related Subjects

Arts and Entertainment » Architecture » Architects
Arts and Entertainment » Architecture » General
History and Social Science » World History » Japan
Hobbies, Crafts, and Leisure » Antiques » Art
Hobbies, Crafts, and Leisure » Antiques » General
Hobbies, Crafts, and Leisure » Crafts » Antiques General

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A beautifully produced, comprehensive guide for collectors
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An excellent overview of the Japanese aesthetic
"Synopsis" by , Collecting Japanese Antiques is an excellent overview of the Japanese aesthetic, an aesthetic unique to that island nation. Antique hunters will benefit from the practical and cautionary advice in this book; newcomers will appreciate information on the basics of collecting; while other sections might reawaken interest in experienced collectors, all supplemented with beautiful photographs.
"Synopsis" by ,
Collecting Japanese Antiques shows what makes Japanese aesthetics so different from other countries. Antique hunters will benefit from the practical and cautionary advice in this book; newcomers will appreciate information on the basics of collecting; while other sections might reawaken interest in experienced collectors. Striking photographs highlight the beauty and craftsmanship of items such as solid wood chests and elegant prints and ceramics. A glossary explains antique-related Japanese terms.
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