Japanese Art Close-Up Paperback / softback
by John Reeve
Beautifully illustrated with an array of Japanese art, this book offers a closer look at the rich variety of styles, decoration, motifs and patterns - and the sheer craftsmanship - of Japanese culture.
Opening with an introduction that asks `What is Japanese art?', this book presents a selection of striking and fascinating art from Japan, organised into a series of thematic chapters in which the author provides cultural context while pointing out exceptional features.
By showing the complete artwork alongside enlarged details - sometimes virtually invisible to the naked eye - intriguing comparisons can be drawn between seemingly unrelated pieces.
The selection of illustrations evokes the hand and eye of the most accomplished Japanese craftsmen and women past and present.
Offering a superb insight into a wide array of Japanese art, the book highlights - close up and in colour - outstanding examples of design and craft in prints, paintings and screens, metalwork, ceramics, wood, stone and lacquer and will provide endless creative inspiration.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 144 pages, 150 Illustrations, color
- Publisher: British Museum Press
- Publication Date: 20/12/2014
- Category: Oriental art
- ISBN: 9780714124803