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  • The Art and Technique of Sumi-e Japanese Ink Paintingby Kay Morrissey Thompson

    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...

  • Japanese Ink Paintingby Ryukyu Saito

    Tuttle Publishing 2012; US$ 16.95

    Here is a book to teach the beginner the fundamental techniques of suiboku , the unique form of Oriental art that has produced some of the world's finest masterpieces of ink-painting. Originating in China and having its spiritual basis in Zen Buddhism, this form of expressing nature's colors through shades of black ink monochrome has been enjoyed... more...

  • Inro and Other Miniature Forms of Japanese Lacquer Artby Melvin Jahss; Betty Jahss

    Tuttle Publishing 2012; US$ 75.00

    "When Japan finally opened her doors to the outside world in the mid-19th century, there emerged one of the most skillful, exquisite, and remarkable art forms ever developed by any country: that of Japanese lacquer. Today, it is startling to discover that what we now consider as avante-garde in modern art - such as abstraction, impressionism, and... more...

  • Contemporary Netsukeby Miriam Kinsey

    Tuttle Publishing 2013; US$ 59.95

    Netsuke, the treasure first mined by Brockhaus and Weber has been ably refined and mounted by many latter-day scholar collectors and enhanced by the miracles of modern photographic reproduction, so that we now have answers to almost all our questions about the good old masters and the good old works that have fascinated collectors for a century. One... more...

  • Japanese Prints: From Early Masters to the Modernby James A. Michener

    Tuttle Publishing 2013; US$ 69.95

    In James A. Michener the Japanese print has found its ideal commentator. Combining the finished literary style of an outstanding novelist with a mature knowledge of his subject, he is able to bring this great art form to life in words, directly communicating his understanding, love, and enthusiasm rather than obscuring his subject in pedantry. In... more...

  • Shoujo Basics: Christopher Hart's Draw Manga Now!by Christopher Hart

    Ten Speed Press 2013; US$ 9.99

    Focusing on the most popular style of manga, Shoujo Basics teaches readers how to draw all the trademark characteristics of shoujo characters; from lessons on glimmering eyes, flowing hair, and dramatic expressions to more basic elements such as the body, face, and poses, this book covers everything readers need to go from shoujo fans to shoujo artists.... more...

  • Chinese Artby Patricia Bjaaland Welch

    Tuttle Publishing 2013; US$ 49.95

    Chinese Art is a guide to the meanings behind the hundreds of common motifs and symbols found in all forms of Chinese art. A thorough examination of the diverse usage of natural symbols, colors, numbers, inanimate items and personages, Chinese Art communicates the deeper messages to be found in Chinese decorative art. It is an excellent reference... more...

  • Arts of Koreaby Jane Portal; Suhyung Kim

    MFA Publications 2013; US$ 9.99

    Arts of Korea invites readers to explore one of the finest collections of Korean art outside East Asia, in an enhanced e-book that features 360-degree photographs of selected treasures that can be rotated with the touch of a finger. The MFA enjoys particularly superb holdings of ceramics, including celadon masterworks from the eleventh to fourteenth... more...

  • Friends and Crushes: Christopher Hart's Draw Manga Now!by Christopher Hart

    Ten Speed Press 2013; US$ 9.99

    Friends and Crushes focuses on the flirtatious, romantic, and dramatic characters that run throughout manga stories; from lessons on romantic poses to flirtatious and dreamy expressions to irresistible character types, this book covers everything readers need to go from manga fans to manga artists. After an introduction to these elements, readers will... more...

  • Shoujo Style: Christopher Hart's Draw Manga Now!by Christopher Hart

    Ten Speed Press 2013; US$ 9.99

    Building on the fundamentals taught in Shoujo Basics (a previous title in the Draw Manga Now! series), this title shows readers how to embellish and amplify their shoujo characters by drawing the characteristic outfits, hairstyles, accessories, and even animal friends of the genre. After an introduction to all of these accoutrements, readers will have... more...