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  • Rakugoby Lorie Brau

    Lexington Books 2008; US$ 38.99

    Rakugo introduces the storytelling genre of Edo-style rakugo as performed around the turn of the twenty-first century, focusing on the performers' image, training, and techniques and the art's contexts and audiences. Brau argues that, while storytellers' goal of making a hit with audiences sustains the art's vitality, rakugo has come to represent something... more...

  • The Buddhist Caves at Aurangabad: Transformations in Art and Religionby Pia Brancaccio

    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...

  • Institutional Timeby Judy Chicago

    The Monacelli Press 2014; US$ 19.95

    A revered teacher and the most influential feminist artist of our time, Judy Chicago provides an autobiographical look at higher education in art, a must-read for aspiring artists and educators in studio art programs.    How should women?and men?be prepared for a career in today?s art world? For more than a decade, Judy Chicago has been formulating... more...

  • Holiday Paper Crafts from Japanby Robertta A. Uhl

    Tuttle Publishing 2012; US$ 16.95

    Holiday Paper Crafts from Japan contains easy-to-follow instructions for making seventeen unique seasonal crafts inspired by washi, the beautiful traditional paper handmade by artisans throughout Japan. Color photographs show finished projects, as well as imaginative ways for displaying them. Holiday Paper Crafts from Japan includes such original... more...

  • Ivory and the Aesthetics of Modernity in Meiji Japanby Martha Chaiklin

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 45.00

    The opening of the ports of Japan in 1859 brought a flood of Japanese craft products to the world marketplace. For ivory it was a golden age. This book examines the role that ivory and ivory carvers played in the expression of nationalism and the development of sculpture in the later nineteenth and early twentieth century. more...

  • Japanese Washi Paper Craftsby Robertta A. Uhl

    Tuttle Publishing 2012; US$ 16.95

    In Japan, paper and paper crafts are held in popular esteem. The originators of origami, the art of paper-folding, and kirigami, the art of paper-cutting, the Japanese also make their own paper, called washi. A colorful printed paper, washi is used to decorate everything from boxes to dolls. Noted for its strength, durability and flexibility, washi... more...

  • Manga's Cultural Crossroadsby Jaqueline Berndt; Bettina Kümmerling-Meibauer

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 140.00

    Focusing on the art and literary form of manga, this volume examines the intercultural exchanges that have shaped manga during the twentieth century and how manga?s culturalization is related to its globalization. Through contributions from leading scholars in the fields of comics and Japanese culture, it describes "manga culture" in two ways: as... more...

  • LANGUAGE IN PUBLIC SPACES IN JAPANby Nanette Gottlieb

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 37.95

    This book throws light on ideologies, practices and sociocultural developments currently shaping language use in Japan by departing from the more common investigation of language in private contexts and examining aspects of the language found in a range of significant public spaces, from the material (an international airport, the streets of Tokyo,... more...

  • The China Collectorsby Karl E. Meyer; Shareen Blair Brysac

    St. Martin's Press 2015; US$ 28.99

    The untold and fascinating history of the unlikely artistic encounters between the US and China, the youngest and oldest of major powers more...

  • 10-Fold Origamiby Peter Engel

    Tuttle Publishing 2009; US$ 19.95

    10 steps or less?that's all you'll need to learn 26 brilliant origami folds with 10-Fold Origami . A completely original take on a very popular classic subject, 10-Fold Origami from renowned origami artist Peter Engel, features beautiful photos and easy-to-follow illustrations for 26 wide-ranging origami models. From the classic pinwheel and sailboat... more...