Collecting Japanese Antiques

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Tuttle Publishing, Sep 10, 2010 - Antiques & Collectibles - 304 pages
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From the time Japan started trading with the West in the sixteenth century, Japanese arts and crafts have intrigued and delighted Westerners, especially lacquer, screens, swords and porcelain.

Collecting Japanese Antiques is an excellent overview of the uniquely Japanese aesthetic and how it relates to Japanese culture. Antique hunters will benefit from the practical and cautionary advice in this book; newcomers will appreciate information on the basics of collecting Japanese antiques; while other sections might reawaken interest in experienced collectors. Beautiful photographs throughout make this book a must for collectors and lovers of Japanese art.

Chapters include:
  • Japan's Art Heritage
  • Collecting for Fun and with Wisdom
  • Screens and Scrolls
  • Ukiyo-e and Other Prints
  • Sagemono
  • Ceramics
  • Furniture
  • Textiles
  • Lacquerware
  • Cloisonne
  • Sculpture and Metalwork
  • Swords and Armor
  • Tea Ceremony Utensils
  • Dolls
  • Flower Baskets

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About the author (2010)

Alistair Seton graduated from Oxford University and Aberdeen College of Education before moving to Japan in 1972. He is a professor at Tezukayama Gakuin University, and lives in Kobe with his family.

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