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Japanese Art and Design

Earle, Joe; Editor

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ISBN 10: 1851775625 / ISBN 13: 9781851775620
Published by V&A Museum, UK, 2009
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Title: Japanese Art and Design

Publisher: V&A Museum, UK

Publication Date: 2009

Binding: Softcover w/big Flaps

Book Condition:New

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An overview of Japanese art from the last four centuries, this newly updated edition is an indispensable survey of the V&A's greatest treasures from the Toshiba Gallery of Japanese Art. The Museums superb Japanese holdings, acquired over a period of 150 years, begin with the international exhibitions of the second half of the 19th century and continue to the present day. Among its treasures are exciting contemporary works by leading artists as well as historical masterpieces. Brilliantly illustrated, this book is an unrivalled panorama of Japan's achievements in art and design from the earliest times, showcasing netsuke, ceramics, lacquerware, textiles and dress, woodblock prints, armor, and metalwork.

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Joe Earle is vice president and Director of the Japan Society Gallery at the Japan Society in New York. Greg Irvine is senior curator of the V&A Asian Department where he specializes in Japanese metalwork. He is the author of The Japanese Sword and Japanese Cloisonne.

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