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The Resource Japanese art in perspective : East-West encounters, Takashina Shūji ; translated by Matt Treyvaud

Japanese art in perspective : East-West encounters, Takashina Shūji ; translated by Matt Treyvaud

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Japanese art in perspective : East-West encounters
Title
Japanese art in perspective
Title remainder
East-West encounters
Statement of responsibility
Takashina Shūji ; translated by Matt Treyvaud
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Author
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Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • jpn
  • eng
Summary
How do Japanese and Western aesthetics differ? In this comparative cultural study, the author, a leading scholar of Western art history and insightful commentator on Japanese art, compares the two artistic traditions to reveal the distinctive characteristics of the Japanese sense of beauty. The first section of the book, Methods of Japanese Art, uses examples and cross-cultural comparisons to elucidate the techniques by which Japanese artists cultivated their unique approach. These include roving rather than fixed perspective, the 'aesthetic of negation' - excising the unnecessary to emphasize what remains - and the 'trailing bough' motif, which evokes a world beyond the work's borders and influenced Western artists such as Monet. In the second section, East-West Encounters, the book examines the history of cultural interaction between Japan and the West from the early modern period on and its influence on the art of both. The third section, Passing Beauty, Returning Memory, contains essays on Japanese culture more broadly, including its preference for recurring forms over fixed monuments and its tradition of combining multiple seasons in a single image. This book is a guide not only to the art of Japan but to the essence of its spiritual culture. --
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KEI
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1932-
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Takashina, Shūji
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Treyvaud, Matt,
Series statement
Japan library
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  • Art, Japanese
  • Painting, Japanese
  • Painting, Japanese
  • Comparative arts
  • Art
  • Art, Japanese
  • Comparative arts
Label
Japanese art in perspective : East-West encounters, Takashina Shūji ; translated by Matt Treyvaud
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Copyright
Note
"This book is a translation of Zōho Nihon bijutsu o miru me: Higathi to Nishi no deai, which was published by Iwanami Shoten, Publishers, Tokyo, first in hardcover in 1991, followed by a paperback edition in 1996, and then republished in 2009 with additional essays." -- colophone
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • chapter 4.
  • The "Trailing Bough" Motif
  • chapter 5.
  • The Art of the Journey
  • chapter 6.
  • The Principle of Ornamentation.
  • Part II.
  • East-West Encounters
  • chapter 7.
  • East and West in Meiji Painting
  • Part 1.
  • chapter 8.
  • The Avant-Garde in Japanese Art
  • chapter 9.
  • Japanese Academism
  • chapter 10.
  • Some Problems of Japonisme.
  • Part III.
  • Passing Beauty, Returning Memory
  • chapter 11.
  • The Aesthetics of Transition: the Four Seasons and the Japanese Sense of Beauty
  • Methods of Japanese Art.
  • chapter 12.
  • "The Color of the Flowers": Symphonies of Image and Word
  • chapter 13.
  • The Heritage of Memory: Intangible Culture as Japanese Tradition
  • chapter 1.
  • The character of Japanese Aesthetics
  • chapter 2.
  • Object and Form
  • chapter 3.
  • Forms of Seeing, East and West
Control code
1246723509
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First English edition
Extent
191 pages, viii pages of plates
Isbn
9784866581804
Lccn
2020436518
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1246723509
Label
Japanese art in perspective : East-West encounters, Takashina Shūji ; translated by Matt Treyvaud
Publication
Copyright
Note
"This book is a translation of Zōho Nihon bijutsu o miru me: Higathi to Nishi no deai, which was published by Iwanami Shoten, Publishers, Tokyo, first in hardcover in 1991, followed by a paperback edition in 1996, and then republished in 2009 with additional essays." -- colophone
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • chapter 4.
  • The "Trailing Bough" Motif
  • chapter 5.
  • The Art of the Journey
  • chapter 6.
  • The Principle of Ornamentation.
  • Part II.
  • East-West Encounters
  • chapter 7.
  • East and West in Meiji Painting
  • Part 1.
  • chapter 8.
  • The Avant-Garde in Japanese Art
  • chapter 9.
  • Japanese Academism
  • chapter 10.
  • Some Problems of Japonisme.
  • Part III.
  • Passing Beauty, Returning Memory
  • chapter 11.
  • The Aesthetics of Transition: the Four Seasons and the Japanese Sense of Beauty
  • Methods of Japanese Art.
  • chapter 12.
  • "The Color of the Flowers": Symphonies of Image and Word
  • chapter 13.
  • The Heritage of Memory: Intangible Culture as Japanese Tradition
  • chapter 1.
  • The character of Japanese Aesthetics
  • chapter 2.
  • Object and Form
  • chapter 3.
  • Forms of Seeing, East and West
Control code
1246723509
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First English edition
Extent
191 pages, viii pages of plates
Isbn
9784866581804
Lccn
2020436518
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1246723509

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