How to look at Japanese art

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Harry N. Abrams, 1996 - Art - 144 pages
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Westerners have long been fascinated by Japanese art, but many viewers are unable to fully enjoy the work because they are unfamiliar with its distinctive attributes. Now, Stephen Addiss presents a complete introduction to one of the world's oldest and most admired art traditions. He discusses the composition, color, form, and subject matter of more than 60 outstanding works.

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This lovely introduction to the aesthetics of Japanese art illustrates such typical characteristics as concern with nature, transformation of foreign influences, asymmetrical use of space, and humor ... Read full review



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About the author (1996)

Stephen Addiss serves as Tucker-Boatwright Professor in the Humanities: Art, University of Richmond.

Audrey Yoshiko Seo, PhD, teaches Japanese art and culture at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia. She is a specialist in Zen brushwork and twentieth-century Japanese art. She is the author of several books, including Zen No Sho: The Calligraphy of Fukushima Keido Roshi.
Stephen Addiss, PhD, is Tucker-Boatwright Professor in the Humanities: Art at the University of Richmond, Virginia, as well as a world-renowned calligrapher. He is a leading authority on Japanese art and the author of more than thirty-five books.

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