Crafting Beauty in Modern Japan

Published to accompany an exhibition at the British Museum, this important book presents a selection of the most beautiful and significant art crafts to have been produced in Japan over the last fifty years.

Crafting Beauty in Modern Japan

Author: Nicole Coolidge Rousmaniere

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Published to accompany an exhibition at the British Museum, this important book presents a selection of the most beautiful and significant art crafts to have been produced in Japan over the last fifty years. Fine porcelains with exquisite designs, fabulous kimonos, lacquer boxes with mother-of pearl inlay a hammered-silver vase, a box made from striped ebony wood, delicate dolls and crystal-glass - these are but a few of the exceptional pieces illustrated. They are also among the finest works submitted to the annual Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition since its inauguration in 1954 - an open, competitive exhibition that is a major showcase for modern crafts.

Reading Asian Art and Artifacts

On craft makers designated as Living National Treasures and others, see Nicole
Rousmaniere, ed., Crafting Beauty in Modern Japan: Celebrating Fifty Years of
the Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition (Seattle: University of Washington ...

Reading Asian Art and Artifacts

Author: Paul Kocot Nietupski

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1611460700

Page: 200

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Asian art and material artifacts are expressive of cultural realities and constitute a "visible language" with messages that can be read, interpreted, and analyzed. These essays by scholars of Asian art, philosophy, anthropology, and religion focus on objects held in ASIANetwork schools. The chapters' authors tell the stories of the collections, and the collections themselves tell stories of the collectors.

The Art of Japanese Craft

Crafting Beauty in Modern Japan : Celebrating Fifty Years of the Traditional Art
Crafts Exhibition . Exh . cat . London : The British Museum , 2007 . Breaking Light
: Arts of 20th - Century Japan . Sales cat . Seattle : Kagedo Japanese Art , 2007 .

The Art of Japanese Craft

Author: Felice Fischer

Publisher: Yale University Press

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From Japan’s first forays onto the international stage of world’s fairs in the late 19th century to the dynamic creativity of the 1920 and 1930s, from the heady post–World War II period to the present day, Japanese crafts have exhibited a rich diversity of media and techniques. One of the first illustrated surveys in English of modern-era Japanese crafts––including ceramics, lacquerware, metalcraft, and wood––this elegant book, with 70 color illustrations, is an invaluable guide for the collector and scholar. Focusing on an important collection of Japanese crafts destined for the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the text discusses the artists and ideas that shaped and defined the aesthetic of 20th-century Japan, noting that this nation—which so deeply appreciates and fosters its crafts traditions—hails its artists as “living national treasures.” The book also includes artists’ biographies and reproductions of their signatures and marks.

Arts of Asia

Crafting Beauty in Modern Japan , London , British Museum Press , 2007 .
Rousmaniere , Nicole C. ( ed . ) , Kazari : Decoration and Display in Japan 15th –
19th Centuries , London , The British Museum Press , 2002 . Weeder , Erica H. (
ed . ) ...

Arts of Asia

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Ceramics and Modernity in Japan

Kōgei to nashoanarizumu no kindai: “Nihon-tekina mono” no sōshutsu [The
modernity of craft and nationalism: the creation of ... Crafting Beauty in Modern
Japan: Celebrating Fifty Years of the Exhibition of Japanese Art Crafts. Seattle: ...

Ceramics and Modernity in Japan

Author: Meghen Jones

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0429631995

Page: 230

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Ceramics and Modernity in Japan offers a set of critical perspectives on the creation, patronage, circulation, and preservation of ceramics during Japan’s most dramatic period of modernization, the 1860s to 1960s. As in other parts of the world, ceramics in modern Japan developed along the three ontological trajectories of art, craft, and design. Yet, it is widely believed that no other modern nation was engaged with ceramics as much as Japan—a "potter’s paradise"—in terms of creation, exhibition, and discourse. This book explores how Japanese ceramics came to achieve such a status and why they were such significant forms of cultural production. Its medium-specific focus encourages examination of issues regarding materials and practices unique to ceramics, including their distinct role throughout Japanese cultural history. Going beyond descriptive historical treatments of ceramics as the products of individuals or particular styles, the closely intertwined chapters also probe the relationship between ceramics and modernity, including the ways in which ceramics in Japan were related to their counterparts in Asia and Europe. Featuring contributions by leading international specialists, this book will be useful to students and scholars of art history, design, and Japanese studies.

Japanese Design

1 Langdon Warner, The Enduring Art of Japan, Cambridge: Harvard University
Press, 1952; reprint New York: Grove Press, 1978 ... Crafting Beauty in Modern
Japan: Celebrating Fifty Years of the Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition,
Seattle: ...

Japanese Design

Author: Patricia Graham

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 1462916090

Page: 160

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**Winner, Choice Magazine Outstanding Academic Title 2015** This Japanese design book presents the arts, aesthetics and culture of Japan with over 160 stunning color photos and extensive historical and cultural commentary . The Japanese sensibility often possesses an intuitive, emotional appeal, whether it's a silk kimono, a carefully raked garden path, an architectural marvel, a teapot, or a contemporary work of art. This allure has come to permeate the entire culture of Japan—it is manifest in the most mundane utensil and snack food packaging, as well as in Japanese architecture and fine art. In Japanese Design, Asian art expert and author Patricia J. Graham explains how Japanese aesthetics based in fine craftsmanship and simplicity developed. Her unusual, full-color presentation reveals this design aesthetic in an absorbing way. Focusing on ten elements of Japanese design, Graham explores how visual qualities, the cultural parameters and the Japanese religious traditions of Buddhism and Shinto have impacted the appearance of its arts. Japanese Design is a handbook for the millions of us who have felt the special allure of Japanese art, culture and crafts. Art and design fans and professionals have been clamoring for this—a book that fills the need for an intelligent, culture-rich overview of what Japanese design is and means. Topics explored in Japanese Design include: The Aesthetics of Japanese Design The Cultural Parameters of Japanese Design Early Promoters of "Artistic Japan" 1830s-1950s

Kimono

26 Satō Dōshin, Modern Japanese Art and the Meiji State: The Politics of Beauty,
trans. ... of “Traditional Art Crafts” in Japan', in Crafting Beauty in Modern Japan:
Celebrating FiftyYearsof the Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition, ed.

Kimono

Author: Terry Satsuki Milhaupt

Publisher: Reaktion Books

ISBN: 1780233175

Page: 272

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What is the kimono? Everyday garment? Art object? Symbol of Japan? As this book shows, the kimono has served all of these roles, its meaning changing across time and with the perspective of the wearer or viewer. Kimono: A Modern History begins by exposing the seventeenth- and eighteenth-century foundations of the modern kimono fashion industry. It explores the crossover between ‘art’ and ‘fashion’ in this period at the hands of famous Japanese painters who worked with clothing pattern books and painted directly onto garments. With Japan’s exposure to Western fashion in the nineteenth century, and Westerners’ exposure to Japanese modes of dress and design, the kimono took on new associations and came to symbolize an exotic culture and an alluring female form. In the aftermath of the Second World War, the kimono industry was sustained through government support. The line between fashion and art became blurred as kimonos produced by famous designers were collected for their beauty and displayed in museums, rather than being worn as clothing. Today, the kimono has once again taken on new dimensions, as the Internet and social media proliferate images of the kimono as a versatile garment to be integrated into a range of individual styles. Kimono: A Modern History, the inspiration for a major exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York,not only tells the story of a distinctive garment’s ever-changing functions and image, but provides a novel perspective on Japan’s modernization and encounter with the West.

Feminism and Folk Art

Case Studies in Mexico, New Zealand, Japan, and Brazil Eli Bartra ... Sôetsu
Yanagi, Folk Crafts in Japan, p. ... In the book compiled by Nicole Rousmaniere,
Crafting Beauty in Modern Japan, lacquers are discussed, but there is no
mention at ...

Feminism and Folk Art

Author: Eli Bartra

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1498564348

Page: 152

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This book uses a feminist approach to analyzing gender relations in the production and distribution of folk art in four different cultures. It examines examples of women’s creativity within male-dominated societies and offers an analysis of different art forms, including clay figures, baskets, lacquer work, and dolls.

Serizawa

Master of Japanese Textile Design Keisuke Serizawa, Kim Brandt, Matthew
Fraleigh Joe Earle ... in Nicole Rousmaniere , ed . , Crafting Beauty in Modern
Japan : Celebrating Fifty Years of the Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition , exh
. cat .

Serizawa

Author: Keisuke Serizawa

Publisher: Yale University Press

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Serizawa Keisuke (1895-1984) was one of the greatest artists of 20th-century Japan. This book presents Serizawa's artistic biography in detail using the finest examples of his work from leading Japanese collections.

The Traditional Crafts of Japan Ceramics

However , as Japan developed into a modern industrial nation , the average
person forgot the unique feel and beauty of the traditional handicrafts . The
people who started the folkcraft movement realized what was happening more
than fifty ...

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1. Textiles I--2. Textiles II--3. Cermanics--4. Lacquerware--5. Wood and Bamboo--6. Metal and Stone--7. Paper and Dolls--8. Writing utensils and household Buddhist altars--A. Weaving and Dyeing--B. Ceramics and Lacquer--C. Woodworking and Metalworking--D. Papermaking and Brushes and Sumi ink.

The Traditional Crafts of Japan Writing utensils and household Buddhist altars

However , as Japan developed into a modern industrial nation , the average
person forgot the unique feel and beauty of the traditional handicrafts . The
people who started the folkcraft movement realized what was happening more
than fifty ...

The Traditional Crafts of Japan  Writing utensils and household Buddhist altars

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1. Textiles I--2. Textiles II--3. Cermanics--4. Lacquerware--5. Wood and Bamboo--6. Metal and Stone--7. Paper and Dolls--8. Writing utensils and household Buddhist altars--A. Weaving and Dyeing--B. Ceramics and Lacquer--C. Woodworking and Metalworking--D. Papermaking and Brushes and Sumi ink.

House Garden

... Exhibition of Japanese Traditional Art Crafts in Japan , Crafting Beauty in
Modern Japan is at the British Museum from July 19 to October 21 . There are
112 items on show , each created by a leading Japanese artist in the last
halfcentury .

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Modern Art of Japan Since 1950 Craft

With this group as the central core , the Artists ' Association of Modern Arts and
Crafts of Japan was established in 1961 . The Association held its first exhibition
the following year . With the pursuit of beauty of arts and crafts as its objective ,
the ...

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Newsletter

Indigo : A Blue to Dye For 29 September - 6 January 2008 Art , craft , fashion and
design , including William Morris . ... LONDON WCI ROYAL ACADEMY OF ARTS
, PICCADILLY , LONDON WIJ Crafting Beauty in Modern Japan Until 21 ...

Newsletter

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Lotus Leaves

Crafting Beauty in Modern Japan July 19 - October 21 , 2007 . The First Emperor
( Qin Emperor ) September 13 , 2007 – April 6 , 2008 . Kyoto KYOTO NATIONAL
MUSEUM VICTORIA AND ALBERT MUSEUM Commemorating the Millennium ...

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Neues Glas in Japan

1984 President of the Japan Glass Artcrafts Association 1988 Japanese delegate
at World Craft Conference in Sydney ... Heller Gallery ( S ) 1985 Tokyo ,
Metropolitan Art Museum : Japanese Beauty Sapporo , Hokkaido Museum of
Modern Art ...

Neues Glas in Japan

Author: Yoriko Mizuta

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Choice

... Crafting beauty in modern Japan : celebrating fifty years of the Japan
Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition , ed . by Nicole ... modern Japanese craft
manufacture since 1954 , the date of the first Japan Traditional Art Crafts
Exhibition in Tokyo .

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Blueprint

19 July-210ctober CRAFTING BEAUTY IN MODERN JAPAN British Museum,
WC1B www.thebritish museum.ac.uk This exhibition features artefacts produced
during the past 50 years by members of the Japan Art Crafts Association (Nihon ...

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