The Japanese crane, a most auspicious symbol in Japan, has figured importantly in Japanese culture and art since ancient times, appearing over the centuries in almost every possible medium as a universal sign of goodwill. The title "A Thousand Cranes" is a metaphor for the spiritual grace and dignity that imbue the ninety art objects and cultural relics described in this lavishly illustrated book.
Based on the Seattle Art Museum's world-renowned collection of Japanese art, this volume will enhance the reader's understanding of the cultural milieu in which these beautiful paintings, ceramics, lacquer ware, and screens were created. The engaging text discusses Japan's prehistoric period, highlights the classical taste of the Heian period, recapitulates the turbulent medieval and dynamic early modern periods, and educidates Buddhism's influence on Japanese art and culture.
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Book Description Chronicle Books, 1987. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: As New. 0877014612 Both book and jacket clean and bright. 239 pp. Bookseller Inventory # 32443
Book Description Chronicle Books, 1987. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0877014612
Book Description Chronicle Books, 1987. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Brand New. 100% Money Back Guarantee! Ships within 1 business day, includes tracking. Carefully packed. Successful business for 25 Years!. Bookseller Inventory # 109983
Book Description Chronicle, 1987. Book Condition: New. Based around 90 masterpieces in the Seattle Art Museum, this book describes and illustrates paintings, ceramics, lacquer ware and screens, while accompanying essays discuss Japanese art from prehistory to the 19th century. Bookseller Inventory # 288076
Book Description Chronicle Books, 1987. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110877014612