Publication Date: Yale University Press in association with Sun & Star 1996 and Dallas Museum of Art, 1996
The Momoyama period in Japan was one of the most dynamic and energetic eras in the country's history. This work explores the history, culture and aesthetics of the period by analyzing and reproducing masterpieces of artists in many media, such as paintings, sculpture, calligraphy and ceramics.
Discovering the Arts of Japan is an image-driven history of Japanese art from the Jomon period (ca 10,500bc to 400bc) through the Meiji era (1868 to1912). Each chapter covers a chronological historical period, discussing art forms within the context of major historical events and the social and political background. In each period, art is examined under the subheadings of Architecture, Sculpture, Painting, Calligraphy, Textiles, Lacquer Ware, Ceramics and Metal Ware. The book is amply illustrated with over two hundred black and white photographs from important museums, temples and rare private collections, with captions placed beside each photo for ease of reference.
Publication Date: Los Angeles : Getty Research Institute, c2011
Meiji art and art administration -- Art and social class -- Art and economics -- The formation of academic discipline of art history and its development -- "Painting" and Kanji -- Artistic names and ideal worldviews -- Shajitsu, Shashin, and Shasei -- "History" and "man" -- The end of the Kano school -- The formation of the historical evaluation of Kano Hōgai -- The formation of the historical evaluation of Kawanabe Kyōsai.
"This book explores the practice of Nihonga painter Tsuchida Bakusen (1997-1936), and his professional strategy for developing an independent artistic identity, one that emphasized the central role played by tradition in the invention and expression of a Japanese regional dialect of artistic modernism."
"Maki Kaneko reexamines the iconic male figures created, performed, and/or consumed by several male artists of yga (Western-style painting) between 1930 and 1950 through the lenses of the politics of gender, race, and the body in late Imperial Japan."
Publication Date: Museum of Modern Art ; Durham, 2012
"Brings together critical historical documents, many of which are translated into English for the first time, in Japanese arts from the end of World War II through the next four and a half decades."--P. 14.
“The first in English on Japanese avant-garde art after 1945. It surveys some 200 works including painting, sculpture, photography, performance, video, film, and installation art - by more than 100 artists."
Publication Date: San Francisco Museum of Modern Art in association with Yale University Press, New Haven, c2004
Catalog of the exhibition held Sept. 22, 2004-Jan. 2, 2005 at the Japan Society, New York, May 21-Aug. 29, 2005 at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., and Feb.-May, 2006 at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.
Publication Date: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2011
"Gutai is the first book in English to examine Japan’s best-known modern art movement, a circle of postwar artists whose avant-garde paintings, performances, and installations foreshadowed many key developments in American and European experimental art".
Publication Date: New York : Japan Society ; New Haven, Conn. : Yale University Press, 2005
Published to accompany the exhibition of the same name held at the Japan Society Gallery, New York, Apr. 8-July 24, 2005.
"Little Boy ... is an exhibition and series of public art installations curated by Takashi Murakami and organized by the Japan Society in collaboration with the Public Art Fund".
Publication Date: Kimbell Art Museum ; New York : Japan Society, -01
Catalog of the first exhibition of classic Japanese sculpture to tour the United States. The period represented, the seventh to the fourteenth centuries, was the definitive age in the history of this art form, encompassing its introduction from Korea, its assimilation, flourishing, and decline. The fifty-two pieces included in the show were drawn from active temples and major museum collections.
Introduction: Hakuin in Japanese Zen history -- Life in art, art in life: biographical influences in Hakuin’s painting and calligraphy -- Buddhist, Shinto, and folk deities -- Old dragons, new dragons: Hakuin’s Zen subjects -- Daily life and living creatures -- Confucian themes and painting-calligraphy interactions -- Hotei as Everyman -- Hakuin’s followers.
Publication Date: New York : Asia Society Galleries, 1989
Published on the occasion of an exhibition organized by the Agency for Cultural Affairs, the Asia Society Galleries, New York (exhibit from 10/5-12/6/89), and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (exhibit from 12/21/89-2/2/90).
"This volume features works included in the special exhibition, Elegance, Virtue, and Ceremony ... held in the autumn of 1998 at the Kyoto National Museum, as well as significant related paintings"--Foreword.
"This publication offers a rare opportunity to compare the two artists' illustrations of the same themes, and includes essays that provide an introduction to nineteenth-century Japanese popular culture and bridge the gap between the centuries by exploring aspects of the grotesque in Japanese art, explaining legends and plays, and presenting some of Kuniyoshi's preliminary studies."
Publication Date: Boston, Mass. : MFA Publications, Museum of Fine Arts, 2001
"This book was published to accompany the exhibition Japan at the Dawn of the Modern Age: Meiji Prints From the Jean S. and Sharf Collection," organized by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, from April 25 to July 15, 2001".