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Collecting Japanese Antiques

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Publisher Comments:

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;

Book News Annotation:

This comprehensive and readable guide features over 500 beautiful color photographs, and begins with brief introductions to both Japan's art heritage, and to the practice of collecting. The book is organized by type of artifact, such as screens & scrolls, prints, ceramics, furniture, textiles, armor, cloisonn<'e>, lacquerware, dolls, and tea ceremony utensils, and includes historical background, descriptions of technique, and practical advice to collectors. The format is oversize (9.25x12.25<">).
Annotation 2005 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

A beautifully produced, comprehensive guide for collectors

Synopsis:

An excellent overview of the Japanese aesthetic

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.

Synopsis:

andlt;iandgt;Collecting Japanese Antiquesandlt;/iandgt; 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;Iandgt;andlt;Bandgt;Alistair Seton andlt;/Iandgt;andlt;/bandgt;graduated from Oxford University and Aberdeen College of Education, and spent five years in Arab and West African countries before coming to Japan in 1972. Since then, he has taught at various universities and was a guest lecurer for eight years at Kobe University. He is a professor at Tezukayama Gakuin University. In 1993, he founded and still edits andlt;iandgt;Darumaandlt;/iandgt;, a quarterly magazine on Japanese antiques and art. He lives in Kobe with his university professor wife and their two children.

Table of Contents

Japan&AElig;s 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:
9780804820943
Publisher:
Tuttle Publishing
Subject:
Art
Author:
Seton, Alistair
Subject:
Design - General
Subject:
Collecting
Subject:
General
Subject:
Art, japanese
Subject:
Non-Classifiable
Subject:
Japanese antique collecting; Japanese antiques; antique collecting; Japanese collectibles; collecting antiques
Subject:
Japan ; Japanese culture ; Japanese art
Subject:
ukiyo-e ; tea ceremony
Edition Description:
Paperback with Flaps
Series:
No Series
Publication Date:
20100910
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
over 400 color photos
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
1400x1200

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Product details 304 pages Tuttle Publishing - English 9780804820943 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by ,
A beautifully produced, comprehensive guide for collectors
"Synopsis" by ,
An excellent overview of the Japanese aesthetic
"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.
"Synopsis" by , andlt;iandgt;Collecting Japanese Antiquesandlt;/iandgt; 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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