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Synopsis: Calligraphy is often regarded as the purest manifestation of an artist's inner character and level of cultivation, as well as the expression of his soul, thoughts, and feelings. This lovely book presents some fifty-eight Japanese works, almost all calligraphy, from the remarkable collection formed over the last forty years by Sylvan Barnet and William Burto, literary scholars who became enraptured by the Japanese art of the brush. Spanning more than a thousand years from the Nara period (710-794) through the nineteenth century, the material includes sublime early sutras, or transcriptions of the Buddha's discourses; an extraordinary mandala that is perhaps the finest example of its kind in the West; seminal works by such renowned figures as My»oe, K»oetsu, Mus»o, Konoe, and Daishin; engaging letters and poems that illuminate courtly life; and powerful graphic statements by Zen monk-artists. The opening essay by Sylvan Barnet and William Burto, which is directed to a non-Japanese reader, gives an illuminating look at the ways in which Japanese calligraphy can be appreciated. Miyeko Murase's introduction provides a rich commentary on the Japanese calligraphic scripts and scribes and an insightful overview of the society and world in which this art flourished.
About the Author: Miyeko Murase is Special Consultant for Japanese Art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art Other contributors include: Sylvan Barnet, William Burto, Karen L. Brock, Tadayuki Kasashima, Yuji Yamashita, Sondra Castile, Maxwell K. Hearn, Denise Patry Leidy, and Masako Watanabe. The last four are members of the Museum's staff.
Title: The Written Image: Japanese Calligraphy and ...
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Book Description Metroplitan Museum. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. 0300096895 Mild scuffing and wear to dust jacket. Small, light scuff to top right corner of front endpaper. Otherwise, clean and sound. 200 pp. Bookseller Inventory # TAND09
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Book Description Metropolitan Museum of Art 2002-10-01, US, 2002. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 200 pages. Light edgewear, rubbing and scratching to dust jacket, else a clean, tight copy. Record # 463529. Bookseller Inventory # 463529
Book Description Metropolitan Museum of Art/ Yale University Press, New York, New York, 2002. Hardcover. Book Condition: As New. Dust Jacket Condition: As New. 1st Edition. A large book 11 1/2" x 8 7/8" Shipment by USPS Media Mail only. Will be carefully packed. Shipment in USA only. nice copy. Bookseller Inventory # 000201
Book Description Metropolitan Museum of Art 2002-10-01, 2002. Hardcover. Book Condition: good. 0300096895. Bookseller Inventory # 660225
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Book Description The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 2002. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near fine. Dust Jacket Condition: near fine. First Edition. The catalog to an exhibition held at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 2003. 200 pages with 58 entries, each with full description and color illustration. This collection of calligraphy spans more than a thousand years from the Nara period (710-784) through the nineteenth century and includes early sutras, letters and poems, and powerful graphic statements by Zen monk-artists. Hardcover with jacket, in excellent clean condition. A near fine copy. 11.25 by 9 inches. Bookseller Inventory # 319
Book Description Metroplitan Museum. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. 0300096895 Like New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # LN7.0071282
Book Description Metroplitan Museum, 2002. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Great condition with minimal wear, aging, or shelf wear. Bookseller Inventory # P020300096895