Japan: a History in Art

By: Jansen, Marius B. ; Asana, Nagatake

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This beautiful book presents the history of Japan through twenty centuries - as seen, remembered and recorded by her artists. The Japanese vision of life, in its richness, delicacy and complexity of pattern, is captured and clarified here as never before. Japan's history is projected not only through a brilliant historical narrative but also an array of art treasures newly photographed in color in Japan's museums, Buddhist temples, Shinto shrines and private collections, including that of the Imperial Household. The art included encompasses the rise and fall of dynasties, sweep of religious and political movements, flowering of the arts, and the minutiae of daily life both humble and princely. Bound in brown burlap with Japanese lettering and book title in gilt, with textured end papers. The jacket has a repaired 1/4" tear in the front and 1/2" tear in the back with chips at the spine top and corners. ; Folio - over 12 - 15" tall

Title: Japan: a History in Art

Author: Jansen, Marius B. ; Asana, Nagatake

Illustrator: Illustrated by Smith, Bradley

Categories: History,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: New York, NY, Simon & Schuster: 1964

Binding: Cloth

Book Condition: Fine in Very Good dust jacket

Seller ID: 003980

Keywords: JAPANESE ART SCULPTURE PANELS POLITICS ARCHAIC MEIJII SCHOLARS TEXT,