Traditional Japanese design: five tastes
Japanese craftsmen, fusing a love of natural materials like wood, bamboo, and clay with an eye for bold, essential form, elevated the design of utilitarian objects to an art unparalleled elsewhere in the world. Today the finest of these objects created for daily use are hugely popular -- and eminently collectible.This richly illustrated book, which accompanies a major exhibition organized by the Japan Society, is divided by five aesthetic tastes. It presents a superb selection of objects of lacquer, ceramics, metalwork, basketry, and textiles -- ranging from humble tools for farmers to spectacular arms and armor, and refined utensils associated with the tea ceremony. Craft lovers, collectors, artists, and designers will welcome this tribute to these highly influential Japanese crafts.
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The lnspiration of Japanese Design Jack Lenor Larsen
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19th century Asian Art bamboo beauty Bizen black lacquer Brooklyn Museum century C.E. century Gold century Mino ware century PLATE ceramic Charles Goddard Weld cm Brooklyn Museum cm Jeffrey Montgomery cm John cm Museum cm Peggy cm Private Collection cm Signed cm The Metropolitan Collection PLATE color copper Danziger Collection PLATE decorated Dish Edo period early 17th century Edo period Edo-early Meiji period Five Tastes glazed stoneware Harry G. C. Packard iron-oxide design Japanese art Japanese culture Jeffrey Montgomery Collection Jomon Joseph Pulitzer kilns kimono Kofun period lacquer Late Edo period Late Edo-early Meiji Meiji period Metropolitan Museum Momoyama period Montgomery Collection MC Muromachi period Museum of Art natural-ash glaze Oribe type pattern Peggy and Richard Private Collection PLATE red lacquer resist-dyed Sake Bottle samurai Sen no Rikyu Shibata Zeshin soboku stoneware with natural-ash style tea ceremony underglaze vessels wabi Woman's Kosode Robe wood Yayoi period