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David Young The Art of the Japanese Garden


**Winner of the 2006 American Horticultural Society Book Award** The Art of the Japanese Garden is the only historical overview of Japanese gardens that covers Japanese gardening culture in one beautiful book.Japanese gardens are rooted in two traditions: an indigenous prehistoric tradition in which patches of graveled forest or pebbled beach were dedicated to nature spirits, and a tradition from China and Korea that included elements such as ponds, streams, waterfalls, rock compositions and a variety of vegetation. The Art of the Japanese Garden traces the development and blending of these two traditions, as well as the inclusion of new features as gardening reached new heights of sophistication on Japanese soil.300 full-color Japanese garden illustrations and photographs highlight notable gardens in Japan, including graveled courtyards, early aristocratic gardens, esoteric and paradise gardens, Zen gardens, warrior gardens, tea gardens and stroll gardens. Also included are sections on modern trends and Japanese gardens in other countries.

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Kendall H. Brown Quiet Beauty


*Gold Medal winner in the 2014 IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award for Home & Garden*"Just flipping through the pages of Quiet Beauty: The Japanese Gardens of North America will instantly lower your blood pressure."— The New York Times Book Review Quiet Beauty: Japanese Gardens of North America is an extraordinary look at the most beautiful and serene gardens of the United States and Canada. Most Japanese garden books look to the gardens of Japan. Quiet Beauty explores the treasure trove of Japanese gardens located in North America. Featuring an intimate look at twenty-six gardens, with numerous stunning color photographs of each, that detail their style, history, and special functions, this book explores the ingenuity and range of Japanese landscaping.Japanese gardens have been part of North American culture for almost 150 years. Quiet Beauty is a thought provoking look at the history of their introduction to the world of North American gardening and how this aspect of Japanese culture has taken root and flourished.Japanese gardens include: Japanese Tea Garden in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, California Nitobe Memorial Garden, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia Japanese Garden, Fort Worth Botanic Garden, Texas Garden of the Pine Winds, Denver Botanic Gardena, Colorado Japanese Garden, Montreal Botanical Garden, Quebec Tenshin'en (The Garden of the Heart of Heaven), Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts Roji'en (Garden of Drops of Dew), The George D. and Harriet W. Cornell Japanese Gardens, The Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens, Delray Beach, Florida Japanese Friendship Garden of Phoenix, Margaret T. Hance Park, Arizona Garden of the Pine Wind, Garvan Woodland Garden, Hot Springs, Arkansas

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David Engel Japanese Gardens for today


With extensive photographs and diagrams, this book explains the philosophy and practice of Japanese gardening.An important classic of gardening instruction, Japanese Gardens for Today is a practical down-to-earth explanation of the basic rules of Japanese garden design and care. It is sure to prove of great value to both the professional landscape architect and to the green-thumbed home owner, whether he is designing an entirely new garden or only seeking an illusion of spaciousness and rightness in a tiny courtyard or corner.Photographs of historic Japanese gardens and the private, modern gardens of Japanese homes are given alongside useful rule-of-thumb practices and techniques. The books wealth of drawings are fully integrated with clear, succinct text to present the first full and practical treatment of the subject ever published in English.

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Noritake Tsuda History of Japanese Art


A History of Japanese Art offers readers a comprehensive view of Japanese art through Japanese eyes—a view that is the most revealing of all perspectives. At the same time, it provides readers with a guide to the places in Japan where the best and most representative creations of Japanese art are to be seen.

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Jiro Takei Sakuteiki


Learn the art of Japanese gardening with this classic, fascinating text.The Sakuteiki, or «Records of Garden Making,» was written nearly one thousand years ago. It is the oldest existing text on Japanese gardening—or any kind of gardening—in the world. In this edition of the Sakuteiki, the authors provide an English-language translation of this classic work and an introduction to the cultural and historical context that led to the development of Japanese gardening. Central to this explanation is an understanding of the sacred importance of stones in Japanese culture and Japanese garden design.Written by a Japanese court noble during the Heian period (794-1184), the Sakuteiki includes both technical advice on gardening—much of which is still followed in today's Japanese gardens—and an examination of the four central threads of allegorical meaning, which were integral features of Heian-era garden design. For those seeking inspiration to build a rock garden or just better understand the Japanese stone garden, the Sakuteiki is an enduring classic.

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Patricia Graham Japanese Design


**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 on 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 DesignThe Cultural Parameters of Japanese DesignEarly Promoters of «Artistic Japan» 1830s-1950s

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Japanese For Young People I: Kana Workbook


A comprehensive course for teaching Japanese to young adults in English-speaking countries -- from The Association for Japanese-Language Teaching (AJALT), developers of the renowned Japanese for Busy People series. Japanese for Young People is a three-level series designed for junior high and high school students, with an optional starter level for elementary students. With an emphasis on the coordination of structure and verbal communication skills, this program builds upon the basics of Japanese grammar through the use of key sentences, dialogues, exercises, and entertaining activities. Exposure to spoken Japanese is facilitated by three compact discs. This Kana Workbook -- a fully integrated component of the Japanese for Young People series -- is for young students who want to learn the two native phonetic scripts, hiragana and katakana. Its unique and proven approach, which is based on a solid foundation of writing drills and optional CDs, teaches the pronunciation and configuration of the kana characters in tandem. With numerous illustrations, a combination of traditional reading and writing drills, and an entertaining selection of crossword puzzles and word searches, Japanese for Young People I: Kana Workbook is the perfect guide for young learners encountering Japanese for the first time. . .

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Kendall H. Brown Visionary Landscapes


Japanese gardens are found throughout the world today&#8212;their unique forms now considered a universal art form. This stunning Japanese gardening book examines the work of five leading landscape architects in North America who are exploring the extraordinary power of Japanese-style garden design to create an immersive experience promoting personal and social well-being. <br><br>Master garden designers Hoichi Kurisu, Takeo Uesugi, David Slawson, Shin Abe and Marc Keane have each interpreted the style and meaning of the Japanese garden in unique ways in their innovative designs for private, commercial and public spaces. Several recent Japanese-style gardens by each designer are featured in this book with detailed descriptions and sumptuous color photos. <br><ul><li> Hoichi Kurisu&#8212;transformative spaces for spiritual and physical equilibrium.</li><li> Takeo Uesugi&#8212;bright, flowing gardens that evoke joyful living.</li><li> David Slawson&#8212;evocations of native place that fuse with the surrounding landscape.</li><li> Shin Abe&#8212;dynamically balanced «visual stories» that produce meaning and comfort.</li><li> Marc Keane&#8212;reflections on human connections with nature through the art of gardens.</li></ul><br>Also included are essays on the designers and mini-essays by them about gardens in Japan which have most inspired their work, as well as commentaries by patrons and visitors to their North American gardens. <br><br>The book focuses on recently-created gardens to suggest how the art form is currently evolving, and to understand how Japanese garden design principles and practices are being adapted to suit the needs and ways of people living and working outside Japan today.

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David Young The Art of Japanese Architecture


The Art of Japanese Architecture presents a complete overview of Japanese architecture in its historical and cultural context. The book begins with a discussion of early prehistoric dwellings and concludes with a description of works by important modern Japanese architects. Along the way it discusses the iconic buildings and architectural styles for which Japan is so justly famous&#8212;from elegant Shinden and Sukiya aristocratic villas like the Kinkakuji «Golden Pavilion» in Kyoto, to imposing Samurai castles like Himeji and Matsumoto, and tranquil Zen Buddhist gardens and tea houses to rural Minka thatched-roof farmhouses and Shinto shrines. Each period in the development of Japan's architecture is described in detail and the most important structures are shown and discussed&#8212;including dozens of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The aesthetic trends in each period are presented within the context of Japanese society at the time, providing a unique in-depth understanding of the way Japanese architectural styles and buildings have developed over time and the great variety that is visible today. The book is profusely illustrated with hundreds of hand-drawn 3D watercolor illustrations and color photos as well as prints, maps and diagrams. The new edition features dozens of new photographs and a handy hardcover format that is perfect for travelers.

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Yoshindo Yoshihara The Art of the Japanese Sword


In The Art of the Japanese Sword , master swordsmith Yoshindo Yoshihara offers a detailed look at the entire process of Japanese sword making, including the finishing and appreciation of Japanese blades. Japanese sword art stands out in many ways: functionality as a weapon, sophisticated metallurgy and metalsmithing, the shape of the blade itself&#8212;all contribute to the beauty of these remarkable weapons. The Art of the Japanese Sword conveys to the reader Japanese samurai sword history and Japanese sword care, as well as explaining how to view and appreciate a blade. With 256 full-color pages, this sword book illustrates in meticulous detail how modern craftsmen use traditional methods to prepare their steel, forge the sword and create the unique hardened edge. By gaining a good understanding of how a sword is actually made, the reader will be able to appreciate the samurai sword more fully. Topics include: Appreciating the Japanese swordHistory of the Japanese swordTraditional Japanese steelmakingMaking the swordFinishing the sword

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The Art of David Young Pt. III

He is a healer, visionary, channeler, author and artist. David creates channeled paintings through deep meditative states of consciousness, bringing amazing images of heavenly visions to his...

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David Young is an award winning abstract artist, author and musician well known for playing two renaissance flutes in harmony. He’s recorded 60 albums and sold over one million copies. David's music, revered for its soothing sounds and healing properties, is a staple in hospitals, healing centers and spas throughout the country.

David Young – Artist Profile (Photos, Videos, Exhibitions ...

David Young has spent his career at the leading edge of emerging technologies. His current work explores how beauty and aesthetic experiences can give a fresh start to how we think about new technologies. This work, which uses AI and machine learning, is a return to his roots where he began his career at the height of the 1980’s AI boom.

David Young - 12 artworks - illustration

David Young was born in c. 1982, a remarkable figure of British. Find more works of this artist at Wikiart.org – best visual art database.

David Young Kim - School of Arts and Sciences

David Young Kim teaches and researches Southern Renaissance art, with focus on the issues of art literature, transcultural exchange, and material culture. He received his B.A. in English and French literature from Amherst College (1999) and his M.A. and Ph.D. from Harvard (2009), in addition to attending the Humboldt University in Berlin and the Université Paris Diderot-Paris 7. Before ...

Jesse David Young

The art and illustration of Jesse David Young. Horror, Fantasy, and whatever else floats his fancy.

David Young Paintings

David William Young has gained a widely admired reputation over his career for his meticulously detailed and atmospheric oil paintings. His work covers a wide range of subjects, though in the publics view he will always be thought of as a Devon & Dartmoor artist known for his Dartmoor paintings.. His work is noted for a deep understanding and feeling for the effects of light, colours and ...

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David Young obtained his Ph.D. from Stanford before teaching anthropology at the University of Alberta in Canada.Michiko (Kimura) Young graduated from Kyoto University of Foreign Studies before moving to Canada, where she worked for many years in the international affairs office at the University of Alberta. The Youngs co-authored The Art of the Japanese Garden.

David and Young – David And Young

Founded over 40 years ago, David and Young’s DNA remains the same since the beginning. Travelling the world to spot the latest trends in fashion accessories and curating them in a way that is wearable and quality driven.

The Underground Gay Art of Early 20th-Century New York

Jarrett Earnest curated The Young and the Evil at David Zwirner to cast a light on lesser-known gay artists circulating through New York in the early 20th century. Walking through, I hardly ...

David Young | Diskographie | Discogs

David Young. Profil: Born in 1949 in London. From the 60s on, he plays with numerous bands, and works as live-mixer with artists such as Country Joe McDonald, The Incredible String Band, David Bowie and Duke Ellington. The 1970s lead him to New York, where he studies sound engineering and becomes a collaborator of former Velvet Underground member John Cale. He plays in John Cale's band from ...

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David Young taught anthropology at the University of Alberta in Canada. Together with his wife, Michiko, he has conducted research on Japanese aesthetics for many years. A keen photographer, he...

David Teniers the Younger - 73 artworks - painting

David Teniers the Younger or David Teniers II (15 December 1610 – 25 April 1690) was a Flemish painter, printmaker, draughtsman, miniaturist painter, staffage painter, copyist and art curator. He was an extremely versatile artist known for his prolific output. He was an innovator in a wide range of genres such as

David Hamilton | artnet

David Hamilton was a British photographer and film director known for his nude photographs of adolescent girls. Often controversial, the images evoke an effect of dreaminess through soft focus and varied grain. Using a photographic technique akin to painting, he has acknowledged the influence of Lucas Cranach on his style. Born on April 15, 1933 in London, United Kingdom, the artist initially ...

David M Young | College of the Arts | University of Florida

David Young is currently Professor Emeritus and previously for twenty years was the Graduate Research Professor in the School of Theatre and Dance at the University of Florida. He teaches Directing, Acting, Creative Process and Playwriting. He was for over 15 years the Producing Director of the American College Theater Festival (ACTF) at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts ...

David Young – indiepedia.de

Biographie. David Young hat Philosophie studiert, spielt aber seit den 60ern in verschiedenen Bands und arbeitet als Mixer und Aufnahmetechniker mit einer Vielzahl verschiedenster Künstler. Er lebt in den 70ern in München, Los Angeles und schließlich New York, wo er als Toningenieur bei verschiedenen Studios arbeitet.Er wird Teil der Band von John Cale und produziert vier seiner Alben.

Dartmoor Paintings of David Young

Home page of Dartmoor artist David William Young online exhibition of Dartmoor paintings and prints. Also Devon & Cornwall seascapes, river paintings and other Devon lanscape paintings for sale. News Wildwood Arts, Dartmoor’s premier art gallery, featuring David Young’s oil paintings, prints & cards of Dartmoor, is currently holding it’s Autumn/Winter Exhibition. ...

David Young Paintings - Google Sites

In particular I hope I will be able to provide an improved service regarding my original works of art, of which many will be able to be purchased directly from this web gallery. To view all my current prints, latest news and more, go to my main website at www.dartmoorpaintings.co.uk and visit my new website that is dedicated to my seascapes and coastal paintings at. www.seascapes-davidyoung.co ...

David Young Dies at 71; Painter and Friend to Jazz Artists ...

David X. Young, a painter whose rodent-infested, illegally rented loft became a citadel of jazz improvisation and experimentation in the 1950's and 60's, died on May 22 in Manhattan.

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David Young is an artist with experience in music, artistic direction, sport, social enterprise and mental health. David was the founding artistic director of the cross-artform company, Aphids, from 1994-2009. He was also artistic director of Chamber Made Opera from 2009-2013, and festival director of Next Wave in 2001-2002. As a composer he has worked with many musicians and ensembles in ...

David Young (Iowa politician) - Wikipedia

David Edmund Young (born May 11, 1968) is an American politician who served as the U.S. Representative for Iowa's 3rd congressional district from 2015 to 2019. A member of the Republican Party, he is a native and resident of Van Meter, a western suburb of Des Moines.He was first elected in 2014 and reelected in 2016; he lost reelection in 2018 to Democrat Cindy Axne.

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She and husband David co-authored Introduction to Japanese Architecture. The Youngs now live on Gabriola Island off the west coast of Canada. Tan Hong Yew graduated in fine arts from the Kuala Lumpur College of Art, Malaysia.

David Young Cameron | National Galleries of Scotland

David Young Cameron (1865–1945) was one of Scotland’s most prolific and influential artists. He was born in Glasgow, the son of a minister, and in the early 1880s he went to study at Glasgow School of Art. By 1885 he had gained a place at Edinburgh School of Art, where he was encouraged to take up etching because of the strength of his pen drawings. Although he also made many paintings ...

David Young Photography. - Home | Facebook

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David Young – Wikipedia

David Young ist der Name folgender Personen: . David Young (Leichtathlet) (1914–1983), britischer Diskuswerfer David Young (Bischof) (1931–2008), britischer Theologe, Bischof von Ripon und Leeds David Young, Baron Young of Graffham (* 1932), britischer Geschäftsmann und Politiker (Conservative Party); David Young (Musiker) (1933–2009), US-amerikanischer Saxophonist

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The biblical character of David was a highly popular subject in Renaissance art, perhaps made most famous by Michelangelo's marble interpretation.Before him, however, the Florentine sculptor Donatello (c. 1386-1466) created an evocative bronze-cast representation of David that stands apart from its successors. The metal depiction shows the young shepherd boy after he has already slain the ...

David Young - David Young (1971, Vinyl) | Discogs

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David Young Cameron - Wikipedia

David Young Cameron's biography & artwork from the Permanent Collection of the Gracefield Arts Centre in Dumfries, Scotland biography & virtual representation of David Young Cameron's artwork of Gracefield Arts Centre at exploreart.co.uk

David Young - Book Series In Order

With a lot more to come as an author, David Young continues to grow from strength-to-strength as a writer. Maintaining a strong presence both online and off, he manages to keep up a public profile that’s respected throughout the industry. Not showing signs of stopping any time soon either, he will carry on writing into the foreseeable future for some time to come yet. Stasi Wolf. Released in ...

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S. David Young - Faculty Profile | INSEAD

S. David Young is Professor of Accounting & Control at INSEAD, where he has been since 1989. He holds a PhD from the University of Virginia and is both a Certified Public Accountant (USA) and a Chartered Financial Analyst. His primary areas of expertise are corporate financial reporting and value based management, with works published in a wide variety of academic and professional journals ...

David Teniers the Younger | The Archers (Late 1640s) | Artsy

From Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields, David Teniers the Younger, The Archers (Late 1640s), Oil on canvas, 22 1/8 × 33 1/6 in

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Theme Park Design & The Art of Themed Entertainment Book

David Younger was born in Durham, England, and was introduced to theme parks with the opening of Disneyland Paris in 1992. Theme Park Design & The Art of Themed Entertainment was written while undertaking the world's first ever Art & Design PhD research project into the creative techniques of theme park design, incorporating experience as a Creative Designer at Walt Disney Imagineering in ...

David Young (Politiker) – Wikipedia

David Young (* 11.Mai 1968 in Van Meter, Dallas County, Iowa) ist ein US-amerikanischer Politiker.Seit Januar 2015 vertritt er den Bundesstaat Iowa im US-Repräsentantenhaus.. Werdegang. Im Jahr 1986 absolvierte David Young die Johnston High School in Johnston.Anschließend studierte er bis 1991 an der Drake University in Des Moines.Später war er als Geschäftsmann tätig.

David Young - IMDb

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About David Young | Academy of American Poets

About Young's poetry, the poet Stanley Plumly wrote, "In keeping with the whole heart of all his work, David Young’s Black Lab draws from a variety of sources—a fellowship of poets, an intimacy of landscape, a celebration of the elegy—yet comes, in each of the poems, to a single, and singular, place of rest, calm, and clarity. There is a quality of beatitude, an elevation of the ...

4 Iconic Depictions of David and Goliath in Art

In its time, Michelangelo’s David was also celebrated for its uniqueness: unlike other Renaissance depictions of David standing over a defeated Goliath, this one depicts a young boy before his battle, and uncertainty of outcome is clear. In Michelangelo’s work, David is shown with a tense neck, flexed thigh muscles, bulging veins and a raised brow, carrying a sling and ready for combat ...

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David Hockney even experimented with photography during the 1980's decade and introduced a new style of art called 'The Joiners'. The artist, who felt that photography using a wide lens, which was popular at that time, was quite boring, and merged pieces of Polaroid together to create unique pictures which narrated short stories. The artist's reputation also grabbed the attention of art ...

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The Art of the Japanese Garden | RedShelf

The Art of the Japanese Garden traces the development and blending of these two traditions, as well as the inclusion of new features as gardening reached new heights of sophistication on Japanese soil.

David by Andrea del Verrocchio

The giant's head is placed at the foot of the young David. The positioning of the giant's head has been long debated by various schools of art. When the statue was exhibited at the National Gallery of Art, Goliath's head was placed between the boy's feet. However, other art historians believe that Verrocchio's intention was for the head to be placed on the right side of David, as a continuum ...

David Teniers the Younger: Dutch Realist Genre-Painter

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Говард Пайл The Garden Behind the Moon


A lot of people wonder what's on the other side of the moon. Young David &#8212; a dreamy young boy &#8212; actually finds out. To get there, he has to walk on a shimmering moon-beam &#8212; a rather daunting experience at first, but made easier with the help of the Moon-Angel. Once there, he meets the Man-in-the-Moon, discovers a magical garden, battles a terrible giant, and brings lost treasures back to Earth.Well known for his stories of King Arthur and Robin Hood, Howard Pyle transports young readers to a different time and place in this beautifully told tale. It's an unforgettable faraway world &#8212; where children play and no one ever cries. The book, says author Elizabeth Nesbitt, «makes Pyle a peer of the classic writers in the field of fantasy.»

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Amy Sylvester Katoh Japan the Art of Living


Gain insight into both modern and Japanese styles with this stunning Japanese interior design book.The Japanese traditional house defines Japanese style. The Japanese, however, being a practical and resourceful people, do not so limit themselves. They know that there are times when the spirit breaks the bounds of quiet simplicity.In more than 300 beautiful photographs of the homes of both Westerners and Japanese, this book presents the art of living with Japanese style, offering exciting new ideas and inspiration for all. Exquisite homes in the Tokyo area, focusing on original and attractive use of Japanese antiques and folk crafts, are showcased. Also included is the latest information on antique markets and hints for where to see the art of living&#8212;in galleries, textile and craft shops, and restaurants.

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David Jones Martial Arts Training in Japan


Learn the techniques of Japanese martial arts along with the cultural background and philosophy!Martial Arts Training in Japan: A Guide for Westerners is the first book of its kind. Part travel guide, part survey of the many martial arts styles practiced in Japan, and part introduction to the basics of Japanese etiquette in and out of the dojo, this martial arts book is an excellent introduction to the ways of the Japanese martial arts and the philosophy that energizes martial arts practice even today. With information ranging from the mundane but crucial&#151;such as how to go about testing for rank in a Japanese dojo&#151;to a discussion of the four philosophical worlds of budo, author David Jones has provided an essential reference.Martial Arts Training in Japan includes contact information and advice for training in Japan in the traditions of: Aikido: The Way of HarmonyIaido: The Way of Drawing the Sword Jodo: The Way of the Staff Judo: The Gentle Way Karate: The Way of the Empty Hand Kendo: The Way of the Sword Kyudo: The Way of the Bow Naginatado: The Way of the Halberd Ninjutsu: The Art of Stealth

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Aaron Meskin The Art of Comics. A Philosophical Approach


The Art of Comics is the first-ever collection of essays published in English devoted to the philosophical topics raised by comics and graphic novels. In an area of growing philosophical interest, this volume constitutes a great leap forward in the development of this fast expanding field, and makes a powerful contribution to the philosophy of art. The first-ever anthology to address the philosophical issues raised by the art of comics Provides an extensive and thorough introduction to the field, and to comics more generally Responds to the increasing philosophical interest in comic art Includes a preface by the renowned comics author Warren Ellis Many of the chapters are illustrated, and the book carries a stunning cover by the rising young comics star David Heatley

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Nitschke Gunter Japanese Gardens


The Japanese garden, like all gardens, is more than mere nature; it is nature crafted by man. It needs the hands of the designer to give it meaning. The Japanese garden belongs to the realm of architecture; at its best, it is nature as art. The phases of its history document the constant redefinition of man's position within and towards nature. Its changing forms respond both to socio-economic developments and to religious and philosophical trends, and thereby reflect the spiritual climate in which its architecture was conceived. At the same time as detailing the characteristics distinguishing and differentiating each of the five major epochs in the history of the Japanese garden, the author identifies the common motif which underlies them all: the recurrent attempt to unite beauty as natural accident and beauty as human-perfected type, to achieve an aesthetic symbiosis between the seeming randomness of natural form and the strict geometry of the right angle. "This extraordinary book provides a detailed, engrossing history of Japanese gardens with separate chapters for each historical era. It is beautifully illustrated with color photos as well as historical black and white." - Suite 101, New York. Издание на английском языке.

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Alan Scott Pate Ningyo


Ningyo: The Art of the Japanese Doll features over 250 unique photographs as well as extensive commentary and background history. Japanese dolls ( ningyo ) have played an important role in Japanese art and culture since its earliest stages of development, as talismanic figures, centerpieces, in elaborate festivals, medical study tools, theater distractions, decorative objects, and avidly collected art forms, as well as childhood playthings. Ningyo: The Art of the Japanese Doll is the most comprehensive book on antique Japanese dolls and figurines published in English. The book focuses on the many types of Japanese dolls: gosho: palace dolls hina: Girl's Day dolls musha: warrior dolls for the Boy's Day Festival isho: fashion dollsThe principal forms of the dolls and their history, stylistic development, cultural context, and economic imperatives are discussed against the backdrop of Edo-period society and popular culture. Beautifully detailed color photographs of ningyo drawn from private collections, many of which are published here for the first time, as well as images of related materials selected from celebrated museums and temple collections, such as folding screens, woodblock prints, sculpture, painting ceramics, and textiles, help place the dolls in context. Ningyo: The Art of the Japanese Doll is a fascinating book for anyone interested in Asian doll art and doll collecting.

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Hugo Münsterberg Arts of Japan


Arts of Japan is a classic and informative text that explores the rich cultural heritage and history of Japanese Art.This art history text examines the various influences that have shaped the course of Japanese art history in the fields of painting, sculpture, architecture, and handicrafts. Discussed with challenging insight are the impact of the various Indian and Chinese schools, the pervasive influence of Zen philosophy, and the many other artistic developments, giving the reader a well-rounded picture of the great significance and contribution of Japanese art.Special features of the book are sections on handicrafts and a chapter on prehistoric art. The book comes at a time when there is an awakened interest in Asian art throughout the world. In the past, due to linguistic barriers, political upheavals, and the limited number of specialists, misconceptions have been especially numerous in the field of Japanese art. The Arts of Japan admirably corrects these misinterpretations, consolidates the results of the most recent scholarship, and in one compact volume presents an up-to-date, authoritative survey of Japanese and throughout its long history and in all its colorful diversity.

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Vincent T. Covello Japanese Art of Stone Appreciation


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