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History of Japanese Art

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Published jointly by Prentice Hall and Harry N. Abrams, Inc., this second edition of the comprehensive history of Japanese art from 10,500 B.C.E. now extends beyond 1945, tying together more closely the development of all the media within a well-articulated historical and social context. Features a comprehensive survey of Japanese art and culture, now with 67 new color and ...more
Paperback, 432 pages
Published October 4th 2004 by Prentice Hall (first published January 28th 1993)
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Jan 26, 2016 Ian rated it liked it
It's just a textbook but it's one of the most interesting ones I've read for what it's worth and has a very impressive collection of artworks to study.
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Oct 16, 2012 Aaron Glett rated it liked it
I thought the book was insightful, very well written, although a bit more exhaustive than I expected. It's much more informative than I expected. However, it doesn't concentrate on much contemporary history when it comes to their art. Kind of stops around the 1950-1960s. Unless she's published a revision or next edition.
Nov 30, 2010 Kathleen rated it liked it
This was really informative. It was kind of hard to read because there was a lot of information and it was hard to take notes on. Otherwise, it was really interesting.
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Comprehensive study on Japanese art. Needs support of other books when considering subjects like the origin of Buddhism, as well as contemporary artists.
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