Japanese Art (World of Art) (Paperback)

By Joan Stanley-Baker

Thames & Hudson, 9780500204252, 240pp.

Publication Date: October 28, 2014

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The uniqueness of Japanese culture rests on the fact that, throughout its history, Japan has continually taken, adapted, and transformed diverse influences whether from Korea, China, and the South Seas, or Europe and America into distinct traditions of its own. This book, an authoritative and provocative survey of the arts of Japan from the prehistoric period to the present, brings together the results of the most recent research on the subject. In this expanded and updated edition, a new chapter explores Japanese art from the 1980s to the new millennium. Profusely illustrated with examples from a range of arts as well as an extensive bibliography, Japanese Art is a concise, thought-provoking overview of a fascinating culture.