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  • 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...

  • Chinese Artby Patricia Bjaaland Welch

    Tuttle Publishing 2013; US$ 34.95

    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...

  • Kirigami Greeting Cards and Gift Wrapby Florence Temko

    Tuttle Publishing 2013; US$ 8.95

    This book explores the Japanese art of paper cutting through a collection of kirigami greeting cards and gift wraps from well-known craft author and expert Florence Temko. The projects in this book provide great ideas for every occasion, with Heart Variations For Your Valentine, Pop-ups, Dress-up Paper Dolls, Gift Box Borders, Woven Gift Wrap, Appliqued... more...

  • 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...

  • Ukiyo-Eby Dora Amsden; Woldermar von Seidlitz

    Parkstone International 2014; US$ 5.00

    Ukiyo-e (?pictures of the floating world?) is a branch of Japanese art which originated during the period of prosperity in Edo (1615-1868). Characteristic of this period, the prints are the collective work of an artist, an engraver, and a printer. Created on account of their low cost thanks to the progression of the technique, they represent daily... 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...

  • Hokusaiby Edmond de Goncourt

    Parkstone International 2014; US$ 8.95

    Katsushika Hokusai ist ohne Zweifel der seit der Mitte des 19. Jahrhunderts im Westen berühmteste Künstler Japans. Die Werke Hokusais spiegeln die künstlerischen Ausdrucksformen einer isolierten Kultur wider. Gleichzeitig war er einer der ersten japanischen Künstler, der in Europa Bekanntheit erlangte und großen Einfluss auf impressionistische... more...

  • Hokusaiby C.J. Holmes

    Parkstone International 2014; US$ 5.00

    Without a doubt, Katsushika Hokusai is the most famous Japanese artist since the middle of the nineteenth century whose art is known to the Western world. Reflecting the artistic expression of an isolated civilisation, the works of Hokusai - one of the first Japanese artists to emerge in Europe - greatly influenced the Impressionist and Post-Impressionist... 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...