EDO: Art in Japan 1615-1868

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The Western understanding of traditional Japanese art is almost wholly based on works from the Edo period, an era of splendor and innovation in the arts. One hallmark of Edo art is the lack of distinction between "high art" and "craft": an artist was as likely to paint on lacquer, ceramic, or textile as on paper or silk. This gorgeous book presents examples of Edo art in all media and across social boundaries -- from paintings of nature and city life on gold-leaf screens to wood-block images of Kabuki actors and courtesans, ...

EDO, Art in Japan 1615-1868 1998, National Gallery of Art

ISBN-13: 9780894682261

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EDO: Art in Japan 1615-1868 1998, Yale University Press, Washington, DC

ISBN-13: 9780300077964

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