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Bridge of Dreams: The Mary Griggs Burke Collection of Japanese Art

Murase, Miyeko

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ISBN 10: 0870999419 / ISBN 13: 9780870999413
Published by Abrams, 2000
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Cloth. quarto. 464 pages, 449 illustrations including 320 color plates, bibliography, index. New with dustjacket. Bookseller Inventory # 28785

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Title: Bridge of Dreams: The Mary Griggs Burke ...

Publisher: Abrams

Publication Date: 2000

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

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The Mary Griggs Burke Collection, represented in this volume and in the exhibition it accompanies, is a testimony to the intensity and selectivity of Mrs. Burke's collecting, guided by a discerning eye, a deep affection for Japan, and an appreciation of the country's cultural heritage.
Long recognized as one of the finest collections of Japanese art in private hands, the Mary Griggs Burke Collection is the largest and most comprehensive outside Japan.
While it provides a historical overview of the development of Japanese art, the collection illustrates as well Japan's capacity to foster divergent artistic traditions both from other cultures and from those that reflect indigenous tastes. It also demonstrates the profound impact of Buddhism on Japanese culture, the tastes and values of the courtly and military elite, and the interests of patrons who range from Sinophile rulers and scholars to pleasure-seeking urbanites.

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Accompanying an exhibition of masterpieces from the Mary Griggs Burke collection, the largest and most encompassing private collection of Japanese art outside of Japan, this exhibition catalog showcases the finest works of the collection, dating from the proto-literate era (ca. 10,500 B.C.E.-ca. 300 B.C.E.) through the Edo period (1615-1868). Murase, a Columbia University professor and research curator at the Metropolitan Museum, advised Burke in her nearly four decades of collecting activities. Following a chronological organization, he explores and demonstrates the impact of Buddhism and Chinese literati painting on the formation of the Japanese artistic tradition. Extravagantly illustratedDmore than two thirds of the nearly 450 illustrations in colorDand supported by a glossary are a list of selected readings, this book lives up to Metropolitan Museum standard. This handsome volume will be a delightful addition to large art collections in academic and public libraries.DLucia S. Chen, NYPL
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