Suntory Museum of Art, 2018. 8.8 x 11.6", 1.5kg ,267pp., color plates, texts in Japanese with English caption, paper cover. Kan’ei Culture was characterized by chic, elegant forms that can be symbolized by the Japanese term kirei, or lovely. These tastes combined with the classical revival of the day to...
Art Media Resources, Inc., 2019. hardbound with dust jacket; 265 pages with black and white photos. Item #45329
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As multi-functional as they are artistically important, folding and standing screens assume a variety of roles unique to the cultures of East Asia. Frequently used in dwellings, temples, and tombs, East Asian screens have a rich history from ancient times up to the modern period, and yet they rarely have been examined as an art form in themselves. This volume of essays makes the art of screens its focus of inquiry. Originally written for the Center for the Art of East Asia’s 2011 symposium, “The Screen in East Asia and Beyond,” these nine essays take a fresh look at the complexity of this traditional art form by presenting the most recent art historical research and analysis of archaeological evidence. Starting from Bronze Age China, the essays address the historic use of screens in East Asia, the materials used in their creation, and the significance of their artistic content. The essays explore a variety of philosophical, religious, political, aesthetic, and gender issues related to the production of the screens. These scholarly studies are suitable for serious students and can also be appreciated by a broad range of art audiences.
Guolong Lai, Katherine R. Tsiang, Wei-Cheng Lin, Li Xi, Masaaki Itakura, Elizabeth Lillehoj, Hyunsoo Woo, Guo Weiqi and Wu Hung.
Art Media Resources, Chicago
The Center for the Art of East Asia, University of Chicago.
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Nara: Nara National Museum, 2017. 8.3 x 11.6", 152 pp., 58 select items illustrated in color, some with multiple views, some b/w illustrations, text in Japanese, paper, Nara, 2017. This exhibition presents 58 treasures in total: 10 from the North Section, 25 from the Middle Section, and 20 from the...
Art Media Resources, Inc., 2016. Cloth. About this Series Consisting of three volumes, On Chinese Art features 56 essays (presented as chapters) written by the art historian Wu Hung after he moved to the United States in the 1980s. Selected by the author himself, these essays have been organized in...