"The author, the first Westerner to be initiated into a traditional carpentry guild, begins by illuminating the significance of the "way" of the art and craft of carpentry in Japan, revealing the religious rituals that surround the carpenter's tools and the building process as well as the secret traditions and the trade's transmission from master to disciple over the centuries. ..."--Book flap.
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.
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"Brings together critical historical documents, many of which are translated into English for the first time, in Japanese arts from the end of World War II through the next four and a half decades."--P. 14.
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.
"An illustrated guide to one of the most enduring masterworks of world literature Written in the eleventh century by the Japanese noblewoman Murasaki Shikibu, The Tale of Genji is a masterpiece of prose and poetry that is widely considered the world's first novel."
"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."