Crosscurrents by Amy PosterCrosscurrents by Amy Poster


byAmy Poster

Hardcover | March 1, 1999

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Some of the finest private collections of Japanese, Chinese, and Korean art are found in New York City. This superbly illustrated book explores the riches found in these collections, which include some of the world's finest and most important paintings, calligraphy, sculpture, ceramics, and lacquer produced in East Asian civilizations over 5,000 years.

In this volume, which accompanies a groundbreaking exhibition organized by the Japan Society in association with the Brooklyn Museum of Art, Japanese art is presented in the rich, comparative context of Chinese and Korean art, centering on the interactive and dynamic crosscurrents that shaped Japanese culture. Informative texts and reproductions of works of extraordinary quality and rarity focus on the transmission and transformation of specific artistic practices within East Asia, such as Buddhism, ritual practice, literati arts and the tea ceremony, and depictions of nature.

Title:CrosscurrentsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:200 pages, 12 × 10.5 × 1 inPublished:March 1, 1999Publisher:Harry N. AbramsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0810963868

ISBN - 13:9780810963863

Appropriate for ages: 13

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If you want to see examples of some of the best East Asian art in the world, you don’t need to travel across the globe. Collectors in New York City own wonderful painting, calligraphy, sculpture, ceramics and lacquer from Japan, China and Korea. Crosscurrents displays these works. Augmenting the pictures, Amy G. Poster, Richard Barnhart and Christine Guth follow the transmission of Buddhism, rituals, art and tea ceremonies throughout the Asian world and beyond.