Masterpieces Of Japanese Screen Painting: The American Collections

by Miyeko Murase

George Braziller Incorporated | June 11, 2012 | Hardcover

Masterpieces Of Japanese Screen Painting: The American Collections is rated 5 out of 5 by 1.
Masterpieces of Japanese Screen Painting unites thirty-seven extraordinary Japanese screns in American collections. Together they represent the most important artists and schools of screen painting, and provide a balanced overview of the formats and techniques used and the wide range of subjects depicted. The works in this volume were created during the greatest eras of screen painting: the Muromachi period (1392 - 1573), when monochromatic ink painting came to be regarded as the only medium worthy of an important artist; the Momoayama period (1573 - 1615), the "golden age" of screen painting; and the Edo period (1615 - 1868), one of the most artistically prolific eras in history. In her introduction and commentaries on each screen, Dr. Miyeoko Murase explores the functional and decorative roles that screens, which had originated in China, established in Japan. Screens of varying sizes had always been traditional features of domestic design, as they were used to create private spacse in the typical Japanese loft-like interior. Later, feudal lords, eager to decorate their castles in a sumptuous manner that would publicly convey their wealth, commissioned artists to paint on a large scale with brilliant colours, as well as with generous amounts of gold and silver leaf.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 232 pages

Published: June 11, 2012

Publisher: George Braziller Incorporated

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0807612308

ISBN - 13: 9780807612309

Found in: Asian, Asian

save 93%

  • Out of stock online

$10.00  ea

Online Price

$150.00 List Price

Cart

This item is eligible for FREE SHIPPING on orders over $25.
See details

Easy, FREE returns. See details

Item can only be shipped in Canada

Downloads instantly to your kobo or other ereading device. See details

All available formats:

Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from A gorgeous gift This book contains a wonderful collection of elegant, evocative Japanese screen paintings. Many of them are on foldout pages so you can see the full panorama of the artists' visions. There's also quite a bit of historical context, giving us an introduction to the two periods of screen painting represented in the book, along with an understanding of the subjects depicted--from landscapes to cherry-blossom viewings to racks of intricately dyed kimonos. A stunning gift to give to an art-lover, or to someone who appreciates beauty of all kinds.
Date published: 2012-11-26

– More About This Product –

Masterpieces Of Japanese Screen Painting: The American Collections

by Miyeko Murase

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 232 pages

Published: June 11, 2012

Publisher: George Braziller Incorporated

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0807612308

ISBN - 13: 9780807612309

From the Publisher

Masterpieces of Japanese Screen Painting unites thirty-seven extraordinary Japanese screns in American collections. Together they represent the most important artists and schools of screen painting, and provide a balanced overview of the formats and techniques used and the wide range of subjects depicted. The works in this volume were created during the greatest eras of screen painting: the Muromachi period (1392 - 1573), when monochromatic ink painting came to be regarded as the only medium worthy of an important artist; the Momoayama period (1573 - 1615), the "golden age" of screen painting; and the Edo period (1615 - 1868), one of the most artistically prolific eras in history. In her introduction and commentaries on each screen, Dr. Miyeoko Murase explores the functional and decorative roles that screens, which had originated in China, established in Japan. Screens of varying sizes had always been traditional features of domestic design, as they were used to create private spacse in the typical Japanese loft-like interior. Later, feudal lords, eager to decorate their castles in a sumptuous manner that would publicly convey their wealth, commissioned artists to paint on a large scale with brilliant colours, as well as with generous amounts of gold and silver leaf.
Item not added

This item is not available to order at this time.

See used copies from 00.00
  • My Gift List
  • My Wish List
  • Shopping Cart