Japanese Ghosts and Demons: Art of the Supernatural (Hardcover). Stephen Addiss.

Japanese Ghosts and Demons: Art of the Supernatural (Hardcover)

George Brazillier. 8.75 x 11.25", 192 pp., 49 color plates, 75 b/w illustrations, glossary, bibliography, cloth, d.j., New York, 1985. (o.p.; sl wear to d.j., text fine). Item #3442
ISBN: 0807611255

This is the first book devoted to the study of the supernatural world and its representation in Japanese art. From the 17th to the 19th centuries many of Japan's most brilliant artists, including Hiroshige, Hokusai, Yoshitoshi, and Zeshin, allowed their imaginations free rein to present these mysteries in a variety of media, including paintings, woodblock prints, screens, netsuke and into sculptures and fans.

Each of the ten chapters focuses on one of the most important themes in Japanese lore, discussing its anthropological meaning and literary and artistic interpretations.

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