Japanese Cabinetry: The Art & Craft of Tansu
Originating from Japan's Edo period (1615-1867), tansu refers mostly to wooden cabinets, boxes and chests. The gifted creators of this art were deservedly esteemed by Japanese society, leaving a rich and influential legacy. Their work was almost anonymous, though, and the history has remained in the shadows-until now. Japanese Cabinetry: The Art and Craft of Tansu is the first truly definitive volume on tansu, giving voice to the long-overlooked craftsmen and overdue respect for the craft itself. This book provides a broad representation of cabinetry designs along with contextual history, gleaning insights from the cabinetry itself. From trunks with wheels to shipboard safes, from kitchen cupboards to clothing chests, tansu were the receptacles of an age of economic expansion. Japanese Cabinetry chronicles not only the physical characteristics and details of tansu, but also the historical eras and societal factors that influenced the craft. David Jackson has been buying, collecting, and conserving tansu since 1990. He lives in Sante Fe.Dane Owen founded Shibui, a gallery of Japanese antique furnishings. Mr. Owen is a frequent visitor to Japan, searching for objects for his customers and his private collections. He lives in Sante Fe.
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Tansu-the craft of wooden boxes and chests, originally designed during the Edo period of Japanese history (1603-1868)-is as recognizable as the Shaker style of oval boxes. Jackson, who has been collecting and conserving tansu works since 1990, and Owen, a gallery owner and goldsmith, have together produced a fine exposition of this obscure corner of woodworking history and culture. This lavishly illustrated volume is printed on heavy, glossy paper and presents breathtaking examples of the woodworker's art on every page. The authors present historical context in a rather disjointed fashion that will confuse newcomers to the topic, and some of the captions contain gratuitous editorializing, which detracts from the joy of discovery throughout most of the book. Still, with eight chapters on the various aspects of tansu (including commercial and household uses); 300 color illustrations, with examples from all regions of Japan; and such useful resources as endnotes, a glossary, a bibliography, a chronology, and a list of sources, this is the most comprehensive exploration of the topic currently available. Ultimately for designers rather than woodworkers or vernacular historians, this book is recommended for large decorative arts collections.-Alex Hartmann, INFOPHILE, Williamsport, PA ...
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