The Art and Architecture of JapanBook - 1981
Once slighted as mere copying from China, the arts of Japan are now seen as a unique alternation of advances and withdrawals. At times the islanders produced Chinese-style works of great beauty, unmatched on the continent. When they chose to be independent, their art differs at every level. Sculpture, and even more painting, are concrete, sensuous, and emotional, speaking directly to all.
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, 1981.
Edition: 3rd ed.
Characteristics: 521 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.