The Heritage of Japanese Art. Japanese Art, Masao Ishizawa.

The Heritage of Japanese Art.

New York: Kodansha International, 1992. First Printing of the First US Edition. A Fine tight copy in a Fine unclipped dust jacket. The text of The Heritage of Japanese Art is an abridged version of a long out-of-print classic prepared by the leading scholars of Japanese art history. In approach it is chronological, each chapter being devoted to one period and showing not only the development of the art but also social, political, and religious movements and their effect on the art of the time. The media covered include painting, sculpture, textiles, ceramics, woodblock prints (ukiyo-e), lacquerware, and metalwork. The objects illustrated in the 161 full-color plates have been selected as the finest and most representative of their period, style, and medium. In fact, the vast majority of them are classified as "National Treasures" or "Important Cultural Properties." Each color plate is accompanied by a discussion of the work and its artistic features. Item #27429

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