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- Abbeville Publishing Group 2014;
Brilliant photographs of scholars' rocks, or Chinese ornamental stones, from a leading collection Shaped by nature and selected by man, scholars' rocks, or gongshi , have been prized by Chinese intellectuals since the Tang dynasty, and are now sought after by Western collectors as well. They are a natural subject for the photographer Jonathan... more...
- HarperCollins Publishers 2014; Not Available
This handy, practical and inspirational little book is perfect for the pocket or art bag. It shows watercolour painters of all levels how to loosen up their paintings and maintain spontaneity by painting simple watercolour studies in no more than 10 minutes. more...
- BRILL 2010; US$ 154.00
This is a study that focuses on the art and architecture of a group of Buddhist rock-cut monuments excavated on the western edge of the Deccan Plateau in India. It analyses the various cultural, historical and religious phenomena that shaped the caves at Aurangabad through the first seven centuries of the Common Era and it comments on the Buddhist... more...
- F+W Media 2004; US$ 28.99
There's no better way to add interest to any piece of artwork than with reflections, textures and backgrounds. This unique photo reference helps both fine and decorative artists tackle these subjects with ease. You will find stunning photos of a wide variety of scenes and objects, including: the textures of nature, such as autumn leaves, stones,... more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2012; US$ 40.99
The definitive illustrated edition of the international bestseller Two hundred and sixty-four Japanese wood and ivory carvings, none of them larger than a matchbox: Edmund de Waal was entranced when he first encountered the collection in his great-uncle Iggie?s Tokyo apartment. When he later inherited the netsuke, they unlocked a far more dramatic... more...
- Parkstone International 2012; US$ 5.00
Les cultures traditionnelles chinoise et japonaise demandent aux femmes de savoir accéder aux désirs des hommes. Cela fait partie intégrante de leur éducation. Ces anciennes gravures, peintures et estampes chinoises et japonaises, toujours saisissantes de couleurs, constituent un hymne aux plaisirs de la chair et aux jeux de l?amour. Les plus beaux... more...
- Tuttle Publishing 2012; US$ 49.95
[Balinese Art is the first comprehensive survey of Balinese painting from its origins in the traditional Balinese village to its present position at the forefront of the high-priced Asian art scene.] Balinese art has been popular and widely collected around the world for many decades. In fact, the contemporary painter who commands the highest prices... more...
- Tuttle Publishing 2012; US$ 16.95
This book is designed for the amateur artist who is eager to find a new outlet for his talents as well as for the one who has already discovered the enchanting world of Japanese ink-painting. It is, quite frankly, a copybook, and it does not pretend to be anything else. As editor Reiko Chiba says of the paintings in the book, "These basic inspirations... more...
- Tuttle Publishing 2012; US$ 28.95
The development of the Japanese screen as an an form in the Momoyama period (r575- r6rs) presents a fascinating example of the converging influences of art traditions,history, politics, religion, and architecture. The physical format of the screen itself was inherited from the Chinese. more...
- Tuttle Publishing 2012; US$ 29.95
The art of sumi-e, which literally means "ink picture," combines calligraphy and ink-painting to produce compositions of rare beauty. This beauty is paradoxical-ancient but modern, simple but complex, bold but subdued-no doubt reflecting the arts spiritual basis in Zen Buddhism. At the same time sumi-e is firmly rooted in the natural world, its various... more...