77 Dances: Japanese Calligraphy by Poets, Monks, and Scholars, 1568-1868

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77 Dances: Japanese Calligraphy by Poets, Monks, and Scholars, 1568-1868 - Addiss, Stephen, Ph.D.

The first book on Japanese calligraphy from the significant Momoyama and Edo periods (1568-1868), "77 Dances" examines the art of writing at a time when it was undergoing a remarkable flowering, as illustrated by over one hundred sumptuous illustrations. Everything from complex Zen conundrums to gossamer haiku poems were written with verve, energy ...