Museographs: Japanese Satsuma Pottery

Front Cover, Feb 2, 2017 - Art - 16 pages
Two thousand years ago, Japan and Korea began a long-standing history of cultural contact. For the Koreans, this meant an invasion in the 1590s spawning four centuries of bitter contempt for Japanese society. The Japanese, however, were culturally enriched, gathering as spoils of war the traditions of Buddhism, elements of Chinese writing, and most valued of all, the removal of master potters from their Korean captives.
In Japanese Satsuma Pottery, delight in "a tale of two cultures." Follow the Korean potters as they embark on a journey away from their homeland to Naeshirogowa, the Japanese village on the Satsuma peninsula that was to become the heart of Satsuma ceramic production. This monograph includes an informative review of key periods of Satsuma production as well as one man's fourteen-generation lineage of making Satsuma pottery since brought to Japan in 1604.
The first of fourteen titles in the monographic series, Museographs, that focuses on history, art, myth, legend and story. Each issue contains beautiful color reproductions.

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Car√ ́n Caswell Lazar began her career at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. During her career she has studied art; taught art, art history and history; created art; sold art; helped to plan and build two repositories for art; written art programs; published art; and designed art catalogues and installations. She taught interdisciplinary studies accredited in the International Baccalaureate program and was part of the 1977 team for IB program development. Car√ ́n taught both middle and high school at Daycroft, a private co-educational boarding school in Greenwich, CT. A student of and intern to Dr. Joseph Campbell, she has traveled, studied and lived extensively in the third world focusing on art, culture, mythologies and religion. She is the author of books and CDs on Character through Art, Classics and Culture as well as Museographs, a monographic series focusing on world culture and history. Mrs. Lazar is a frequent speaker, seminar and workshop leader and continues to write and teach about the world and the people who make it what it is.

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