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Ancient Indonesian sculpture, as yet a relatively unexplored area of research, is discussed in this volume from various angles. The nine contributions originate from an international symposium at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam.
The core of this book is an encyclopedia of Javanese terms for individual dance positions and movements, with detailed drawings by Marjolijn Groustra. This is preceded by a discussion of the significance and function of the art of dancing in Javane complemented by lengthy excerpts from treatises ...
This book offers a comprehensive investigation into the history, iconography, ritual context, design, and personalisations by patrons of four Daoist temple paintings depicting a theme called Heavenly Court painting (chaoyuan tu) in China of the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries.
The aim of the author's research was to study 1) the thematic elements and the composition of the plays (lelampahan wayang), and 2) their religious and cultural background. She concentrates on one particular play: the story of Bima Swarga. The study is based mainly on fieldwork carried out in ...
H. van der Veen
Adam T. Kessler
Song Blue and White Porcelain on the Silk Road disproves received opinion that pre-Ming blue and white dates to the Yuan (1279-1368 A.D.) and establishes the proper foundation for 21st century study of ancient Chinese porcelain.
Alfred Haft (Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures)
Aesthetics of the Floating World offers an in-depth account of three aesthetic concepts—mitate, yatsushi, and fūryū—which influenced the way early-modern Japanese popular culture absorbed and responded to this force of cultural tradition. Combining literary, historical, and visual evidence, the ...
Rosina Buckland (National Museum of Scotland)
In Painting Nature for the Nation: Taki Katei and the Challenges to Sinophile Culture in Meiji Japan, Rosina Buckland offers an account of the career of the painter Taki Katei (1830–1901). Drawing on a large body of previously unpublished paintings, collaborative works and book illustrations by ...
Helen Kilpatrick (University of Wollongong)
In Miyazawa Kenji and His Illustrators, Helen Kilpatrick examines re-visionings of the literature of one of Japan’s most celebrated authors, Miyazawa Kenji (1896-1933). The deeply Buddhist Kenji's imaginative dōwa (children’s tales) are among the most frequently illustrated in Japan today. ...
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