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Japanese Art Rev Edition World of Art
Japanese Art Rev Edition World of Art
by Joan Stanley Baker
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The uniqueness of Japanese culture rests on the fact that, throughout its history, Japan has continually taken, adapted, and transformed diverse influences from Korea, China, the South Seas, Europe, and the Americas into distinct traditions of its own... (read more)

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History of Japanese Art
History of Japanese Art
by Penelope Mason
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Published jointly by Prentice Hall and Harry N. Abrams, Inc., this second edition of the comprehensive history of Japanese art from 10,500 B.C.E. now extends beyond 1945,  tying together more closely the development of all the media within a well... (read more)

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The Brittle Decade: Visualizing Japan in the 1930s
The Brittle Decade: Visualizing Japan in the 1930s
by Anne Nishimura Morse
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Modernity took many forms in 1930s Japan, but in the tumultuous years before militarism pushed the country toward global aggression, it was most visibly associated with a glittering consumer culture. Inundated with western jazz-age trends and new... (read more)

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The Artist's Touch, the Craftsman's Hand: Three Centuries of Japanese Prints in the Portland Art Museum
The Artist's Touch, the Craftsman's Hand: Three Centuries of Japanese Prints in the Portland Art Museum
by Maribeth Graybill
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The Artist's Touch, the Craftsman's Hand presents a selection of the most historically important and visually compelling Japanese prints from a collection of more than 2,500 works spanning the late 17th century to the present day. Many are extremely rare... (read more)

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Elements of Japanese Design
Elements of Japanese Design
by Boye Lafay De Mente
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Elements of Japanese Design introduces 80 key concepts in Japanese design in a readable and accessible short-entry format. Including a brief explanation and examples of every aspect of Japanese design-from Wah (Harmony) to Kaizen (Continuous Improvement),... (read more)

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Influence of Japanese Art on Design
Influence of Japanese Art on Design
by Hannah Sigur
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During America's Gilded Age (dates), the country was swept by a mania for all things Japanese. It spread from coast to coast, enticed everyone from robber barons to street vendors with its allure, and touched every aspect of life from patent medicines to... (read more)

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Unknown Craftsman : Japanese Insight Into Beauty ((Rev)89 Edition)
Unknown Craftsman : Japanese Insight Into Beauty ((Rev)89 Edition)
by Soetsu Yanagi
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This book challenges the conventional ideas of art and beauty. What is the value of things made by an anonymous craftsman working in a set tradition for a lifetime? What is the value of handwork? Why should even the roughly lacquered rice bowl of a... (read more)

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Street Graphics Tokyo
Street Graphics Tokyo
by Barry Dawson
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Tokyo's vibrant street graphics combine ancient tradition, twentieth-century mass production, and a twenty-first-century urban vision that is uniquely Japanese. A colorful clash of imagery renders the familiar strange and the strange bizarre. Cartoon... (read more)

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Japanese Woodblock Flower Prints
Japanese Woodblock Flower Prints
by Tanigami Konan
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Exceptionally drawn in a realistic fashion and awash in spectacularly rich colors, this one-of-a-kind art book—masterfully reprinted from a rare and costly edition—combines the perennial appeal of flowers with the art of Japanese woodblock... (read more)

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Die Schonheit Des Augenblicks/The Beauty Of The Moment: Frauen Im Japanischen Holzdruck/Women In Japanese Woodblock Prints
Die Schonheit Des Augenblicks/The Beauty Of The Moment: Frauen Im Japanischen Holzdruck/Women In Japanese Woodblock Prints
by Katharina Epprecht
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            At the beginning of the nineteenth century during the golden age of Japanese colored woodblock printing, an ordinary print filled the same purpose as commercial graphic art does today... (read more)

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Shunga: Erotic Art in Japan
Shunga: Erotic Art in Japan
by Rosina Buckland
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Featuring paintings, handscrolls, prints, and illustrated books of erotica produced in Japan between 1600 and 1900, Shunga showcases some of the finest examples of Japanese erotic art, created with opulent materials and special printing effects. This... (read more)

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Japanese Erotic Art: The Hidden World of Shunga
Japanese Erotic Art: The Hidden World of Shunga
by Ofer Shagan
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Japanese erotic art, shunga, has a long history, with thousands of paintings, prints, and illustrated books produced, mostly from the seventeenth to late nineteenth centuries. Shunga literally means “picture of spring”—“spring... (read more)

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Katachi: The Essence of Japanese Design
Katachi: The Essence of Japanese Design
by Takeji Iwamiya
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Untranslatable, the word katachi signifies the essence of Japanese designthe form, symmetry, and workmanship of traditional craft. Embodying the marriage of beauty and functionality that is the key to the Japanese aesthetic, the objects presented in... (read more)

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British Museum Haiku
British Museum Haiku
by David Cobb
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Composed of 17 syllables, haiku can convey the essence of an emotion, a fleeting moment in nature, or a throwaway comment. This is a selection of 60 classic haiku by masters such as Basho and features an explanatory introduction to the form and brief... (read more)

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The Floating World of Ukiyo-E: Shadows, Dreams, and Substance
The Floating World of Ukiyo-E: Shadows, Dreams, and Substance
by Katherine L Blood
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The exquisite, colorful Japanese woodblock prints that represent the art of Ukiyo-e first flourished in 17th-century Edo (now Tokyo). Today these "pictures of the floating world" are the most popular form of Japanese art. This elegant book takes a fresh... (read more)

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Samurai: Stars of the Stage and Beautiful Women
Samurai: Stars of the Stage and Beautiful Women
by Gunda (edt) Luyken
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In the early 1960s, what was then the Kunstmuseum Dusseldorf received a large gift of Japanese woodcuts (Ukiyo-e), a gift to which the donor would generously add until 1988. This catalogue presents 220 pieces from this collection, by the enormously... (read more)

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Things Japanese
Things Japanese
by Nicholas Bornoff
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This gorgeous guide to Japanese life chronicles more than 60 native Japanese objects. Each object featured is accompanied by detailed text describing its historical significance and place in everyday Japanese life. You'll learn about the origins and uses... (read more)

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Japanese Graphics Now!
Japanese Graphics Now!
by Taschen
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I'm a sucker for good packaging and design, and Japanese Graphics Now! is full of the stuff. It's aimed at graphic designers for packaging, posters and ads, and print. Poring through this book refreshes my brain and inspires me. You definitely get bang... (read more)

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A Guide to Japanese Prints and Their Subject Matter
A Guide to Japanese Prints and Their Subject Matter
by Basil Stewart
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British connoisseur describes in detail the subject of famous Japanese color prints using 274 reproductions of works by Hokusai, Hiroshige, Utamaro, Shunyei, and other masters. Bibliography. Index.... (read more)

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Ukiyo-e
Ukiyo-e
by Tadashi Kobayashi
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Japanese woodblock prints, or ukiyo-e, occupy a singular position in the lexicon of world art. They enthralled such Western artists as Whistler, Manet, Degas, and van Gogh, and gave rise to a wave of "japonisme" in the salons of Paris, London, and New... (read more)

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