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Japanese Art (World of Art) e-book

Author:

Joan Stanley-Baker

Language:

English

Category:

Photo

Subcategory:

History & Criticism

ePub size:

1726 kb

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Rating:

4.5

Publisher:

Thames & Hudson; Revised & Expanded edition (April 2000)

Pages:

224

ISBN:

0500203261

Japanese Art (World of Art) e-book

by Joan Stanley-Baker


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Japanese Art (World of A. Series: World of Art. Paperback: 240 pages.

The uniqueness of Japanese culture rests on the fact that, throughout. Extensively revised, updated, and expanded since its first publication, this authoritative survey of the arts of Japan 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.

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Joan Stanley-Baker is Emeritus Professor of Art History at Tainan National University of Arts, Taiwan.

This book surveys authoritatively and provocatively the arts of Japan from the prehistoric period to the present, bringing . Joan Stanley-Baker is Emeritus Professor of Art History at Tainan National University of Arts, Taiwan.

Now updated and expanded with a new chapter on art since the mid-1960s, including the fields of manga and animé in which Japan leads the world, Japanese Art addresses itself equally to those who come to the subject for the first time and to the student. Contemporary Asian Art. Melissa Chiu, Benjamin Genocchio Out of stock.

Joan Stanley-Baker is a graduate of Bennington College in Vermont, and. earned her . hil in Chinese Art History at. hil in Chinese Art History at the University of Oxford. She has been studying various aspects of Asian art since 1964 and spent four years studying the arts of Japan in situ. If you would like to receive a complete list of titles in print please write to: THAMES & HUDSON.

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Japanese Art by Joan Stanley-Baker is a PB published by Thames and Hudson in.

Japanese Art by Joan Stanley-Baker is a PB published by Thames and Hudson in 1984. Condition: Very Good-shows slight handling. Filled with many color and black-and-white photos. Traces the history of Japanese painting, calligraphy, architecture, sculpture, and other arts from the prehistoric period to modern times. Condition: Good/Acceptable-the book looks almost new except for the library markings; the DJ has several tears, edgewear; and a big chunk missing from the backside. A step-by-step introduction to the world's foremost floral art by an American trained by the Orient's masters of flower arrangement. I do combine shipping.

"A long-needed presentation of Japanese art that concisely offers inclusive coverage from prehistoric times to the twentieth century."―Choice

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. Extensively revised, updated, and expanded since its first publication, this authoritative survey of the arts of Japan from the prehistoric period to the present brings together the results of the most recent research on the subject. Profusely illustrated with examples from all the arts―painting, calligraphy, the decorative arts, and architecture―and with a wide-ranging bibliography, Japanese Art addresses itself equally to those who come to the subject for the first time and to the student. It is a concise overview of a fascinating and perplexing culture in which interest has never been greater than it is today.
Kefrannan
It had become a tradition in the Western world (America and England in particular) to keep copying the experts without ever questioning the validity of their speculations or looking at the topic from a different angle.
The book Japanese Art by Joan Stanley-Baker published by Thames & Hudson INC has been published, revised and expanded. It is very impressive from the start and the author's credentials look stunning.
Yet the first thing that shocks from the Chapter 1 (p.7) is that the most major traditions of sword making, No and Kabuki theater and Japanese miniatures did not find their place in this book even as a chapter of honorable mention. The author states that the aim of this book is "not to be comprehensive" and that the above arts "can best be seen in a fuller social context".
At the same time she manages to squeeze really quickly in the same sentence a debatable speculation, presented as a fact, that some of the Japanese dance is deriving from ancient Polynesian origins. Even if this is true the topic is also omitted from the book.
This paragraph alone is enough for me to nullify everything that follows, right after the capturing and intriguing credential notes. Only a reader with a very strong will and very scarce knowledge of Japanese art could continue reading after this (or in my case one who has to complete an assignment). For it reveals the blind following of the academic single-mindedness, that buries the many merits of this book in muck of speculations.
The regions mentioned in the narrative are not illustrated on the map at the end of the book - for example Yamato plains mentioned on p.10 and or Bizen province(same page) are missing on the map. (If this is a book for learners they wouldnt be knowledgeable enough to know the issues of the changed names and the time periods).Despite these text erosions, the book has many merits. One of them worth praising is that the author doesn't get easily tempted by the usual habit to attribute everything Japanese to be strictly foreign born or strictly original. (The Chinese and the Korean tend to boast that the continent is origin of everything Japanese)
Japanese art is truly unique with its ability to adopt foreign ideas, while amalgamating the context with its own originality. "To have continually taken and transformed diverse influences (whether from Korea, China, the South Seas, Europe or America) is a(n) unique achievement." (p.7).
Another shortcoming of the book is that there is no illustration of the timeline of eras and periods of Japan. If the aim of the book is to introduce the novice, just narrative description is not sufficient.
The quality of the paper and the illustartions are great and the price is agreable. Yet this alone is not enough to make the book worth buying. I wouldn't have bought this book if I didn't have to for a school assignment.

Of course any author of art history text book is subjective and it is up to the author as to what they wish to include in the book. Otherwise, the books would be enormous and priced out of the range of any normal individual, let alone a student. If you are interested in a more comprehensive book that will cover more ground buy something else.
Uriel
I had to get this for class.
Mr_Mix
i ordered this book for an art class, its great, has a lot of pictures and is really an easy and interesting read. book was in great condition. i was very happy with it
Mall
The World of Art books are good for getting introduced into a particular culture or country's art history. It's not going to cover everything but does a very good job at familiarizing a person with the material so later you can study with a more in depth textbook. A really good buy.
Tygokasa
Good book. Not a lot of colored pictures, which I found weird for an art book. Mostly black and white pictures.
Voodoolkree
JAPAN!!!
Silly Dog
The book gives plenty of detail on Japanese art history, but is written in the way that's incredibly hard to follow. The text in other books of the same series is much easier to understand and trace the logic. Woiuld not recommend to those unfamiliar withnJapanese history/art
SatisfyI love the book, great condition. thank you. nothing to complain very very good quality. It would be my pleasure to read it.

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