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Japan: The Shaping of Daimyo Culture, 1185-1868

Shimizu, Yoshiaki (editor)

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ISBN 10: 0807612146 / ISBN 13: 9780807612149
Published by George Braziller, New York, 1988
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Beautiful as new book. No price-clip, no tears or chips and no names or writing. Dustjacket protected by brand new mylar. Appears unread. Lavishly illustrated with 330 color plates. Published to accompany an exhibit organized by the National Gallery of Art, the Japan Foundation, and the Tokyo Agency for Cultural Affairs October 30, 1988 - January 23, 1989. Text chronicles the contributions of the daimyo, the feudual lords which controlled Japan's provinces for more than 700 years, and who were great patrons and practitioners of the arts. Covers portraiture, calligraphy, religious sculpture, arms and armor, painting, lacquer, ceramics, textiles, tea ceremony utensils and Noh-related works. 402 pages. Weighty book. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 18974

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Title: Japan: The Shaping of Daimyo Culture, 1185-...

Publisher: George Braziller, New York

Publication Date: 1988

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: First Edition, First Printing

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Overshadowed by shoguns and fierce samurai, the daimyo were feudal warlords who controlled Japan's provinces for much of the medieval and early modern epochs. Daimyo culture refined and reshaped samurai traditions; the warlords, whose collective self-image called for mastery of the arts of peace, took nature painting, calligraphy, handscrolls and the tea ceremony to new heights of expressive beauty. Daimyo warriors practiced Zen meditation and wrote poetry, following the example set by General Yoritomo (1147-1199), feudal lord of Kamakura, who later assumed the title of shogun. The cult of Bushido, the "way of the warrior," was led by daimyo chieftains steeled by Confucian precepts of dedicated service. This breathtaking album catalogues an exhibit now at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.the first U.S. show devoted to daimyo culture. Shimizu, a Princeton professor, provides extensive comments on the plates which depict armor, silk brocades, masks, religious sculpture, ceramics and props for the Noh theater.
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