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Arts of Japan: An Illustrated History

by Hugo Munsterberg

Arts of Japan was originally published by Tuttle Publishing in print form in 1957.

This book," in the words of the author, "represents an attempt to fill a long-felt need for an account of the history of Japanese...


A Copybook for Japanese Ink - Painting

by Shutei Ota & Reiko Chiba

This book is designed for the amateur artist who is eager to find a new outlet for his talents as well as for the one who has already discovered the enchanting

world of Japanese ink-painting. It is, quite frankly,...


The Japanese Art of Stone Appreciation: Suiseki and Its Use with Bonsai

by Yuji Yoshimura, Vincent T. T. Covello & Sonja Arntzen

Written by two leading experts in the field, The Japanese Art of Stone Appreciation is an exploration into the art of suiseki—small, naturally formed stones selected for their shape, balance, simplicity and...


Japan's World Heritage Sites: Unique Culture, Unique Nature

by John Dougill

Visit the most compelling cultural and nature sites in all of Japan!

In Japan's World Heritage Sites, readers are introduced to the temples, gardens, castles and natural wonders for which Japan is so justly renowned—all...


The Landscape Painting of China and Japan

by Hugo Munsterberg

The Landscape Painting of China and Japan presents for the first time in English a full and lucid account of the remarkable art form which, as a distinct tradition in Oriental art, has come to be universally...


Carved & Decorated European Art Glass

by Ray Grover & Lee Grover

Rarely has a book been accepted so quickly as a standard reference in the collecting field as Ray and Lee Glover's Art Glass Nouveau, which deals primarily with American aspect of this fascinating subject. Now,...


Nagauta: The Heart of Kabuki Music

by William P. Malm

THE KABUKI theater of Japan has achieved a growing reputation as one of the world's most brilliant achievements in the field of theater. And the number of studies made on the subject in the West has been considerable....


Folk Songs Hawaii Sings: A Collection of Songs from Polynesia and Asia for Piano and Voice

by John M. Kelly

Folk Songs Hawaii Sings is a sparkling compilation of melodies from the islands of Polynesia together with a variety of folk songs that countless Oriental people have brought with them to their new home in the...


From Castle to Teahouse: Japanese Architecture of the Momoyama Period

by John B. Kirby

The Momoyama period of Japanese art history, at the turn of the 16th century, is perhaps best known to the West through the resplendent paintings of the Kano masters and their fellow artists. Yet this same period...


The Arts of India: From Prehistoric to Modern Times

by Ajit Mookerjee

This revised and enlarged edition of The Arts of India has over 150 impressive gravure and full-color illustrations. These include various important objects and monuments not usually seen in general surveys...


Japanese Music and Musical Instruments

by William P. Malm

This interesting and authoritative book includes essential facts about the various forms of Japanese music and musical instruments and their place in the overall history of Japan. The book has three main orientations:...


A Glimpse at the Art of Japan

by James Jackson Jarves

First published in 1876, when many considered Japanese art a mere curiosity, A Glimpse at the Art of Japan presents Jarves remarkable examination of the problems of Japanese aesthetics, offering a penetrating...


Inro and Other Miniature Forms of Japanese Lacquer Art

by Melvin Jahss & Betty Jahss

"When Japan finally opened her doors to the outside world in the mid-19th century, there emerged one of the most skillful, exquisite, and remarkable art forms ever developed by any country: that of Japanese...


Japanese Prints: From Early Masters to the Modern

by James A. Michener

In James A. Michener the Japanese print has found its ideal commentator. Combining the finished literary style of an outstanding novelist with a mature knowledge of his subject, he is able to bring this great...


Chinese Houses of Southeast Asia: The Eclectic Architecture of Sojourners and Settlers

by Ronald G. Knapp, Wang Gungwu & A. Chester Ong

The multiple Chinese migrations from southeastern China to Southeast Asia have had important implications for both regions. In Southeast Asia this influence can be seen in the architecturally eclectic homes...


Early Japanese Images

by Terry Bennett

This fascinating book reproduces over 140 images taken between 1853 and 1905 by the most important local and foreign photographers then working in Japan. Almost one-fourth of the images are hand colored, superb...


Chinese Art: A Guide to Motifs and Visual Imagery

by Patricia Bjaaland Welch

Chinese Art is a guide to the meanings behind the hundreds of common motifs and symbols found in all forms of Chinese art. A thorough examination of the diverse usage of natural symbols, colors, numbers, inanimate...


Japanese Ink Painting: Lessons in Suiboku Techniques

by Ryukyu Saito

Here is a book to teach the beginner the fundamental techniques of suiboku, the unique form of Oriental art that has produced some of the world's finest masterpieces of ink-painting. Originating in China and...


Painted Fans of Japan: 15 Noh Drama Masterpieces

by Reiko Chiba

The chief purpose of this modest little book is to present for Westerners some of the gorgeous paintings found on fans used in tne traditional Japanese Non drama. Painting as limited to conform to the fan shape...


Balinese Dance, Drama & Music: A Guide to the Performing Arts of Bali

by I Wayan Dibia, Rucina Ballinger & Barbara Anello

This book is a lavishly illustrated introduction to the most commonly seen forms of traditional performing arts in Bali; gamelan music, dance, drama and puppetry. Ideal reading for visitors to the island as...