The History of Art in Japan

Nobuo Tsuji. Translated by Nicole Coolidge Rousmaniere.

University of Tokyo Press

The History of Art in Japan

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Pub Date: March 2018

ISBN: 9784130870603

560 Pages

Format: Hardcover

List Price: $120.00£93.00

The History of Art in Japan

Nobuo Tsuji. Translated by Nicole Coolidge Rousmaniere.

University of Tokyo Press

The leading authority on Japanese art history, from earthenware figurines in 13,000 B.C. to manga and modern subcultures, tells the story of how the country has nurtured unique aesthetics, prominent artists, and distinctive movements. Discussing Japanese art in various contexts, including interactions with the outside world, Nobuo Tsuji sheds light on works ranging from the Jōmon period to modern and contemporary art. Tsuji’s perspective, using newly discovered facts, depicts critical aspects of paintings, ukiyo-e, ceramics, sculpture, armor, gardens, and architecture, covering thousands of years. This book, the first translation into English of Japan’s most updated, reliable, and comprehensive book on the history of Japanese art, is an indispensable resource for all those interested in this multifaceted history.
1. The Jōmon Period: The Force of Primal Imagination
2. The Art of the Yayoi and Kofun Periods
3. The Art of the Asuka and Hakuhō Periods: Towards the Sphere of East-Asian Buddhist Arts
4. The Art of the Nara Period (Tenpyō Art): The Spread of Tang International Style
5. Heian-Period Art: Jōgan, Fujiwara and Insei Art
6. Art in the Kamakura Period (1185-1333): Inheritance and Transformation of Aristocratic
Aesthetics
7. Art of the Nanbokuchō and Muromachi Periods
8. The Azuchi-Momoyama Art Period: The Flowering of Kazari
9. Art of the Edo Period
10. Modern to Contemporary Art: Meiji Period to the Heisei Era

About the Author

Nobuo Tsuji is professor emeritus at the University of Tokyo and Tama Art University and director of the MIHO Museum.

Nicole Coolidge Rousmaniere is the research director of Sainsbury Institute and professor of Japanese art and culture at the University of East Anglia.