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Author Graham, Patricia Jane,
Title Japanese design : art, aesthetics & culture / Patricia J. Graham.
Imprint Tokyo ; Rutland, Vermont : Tuttle Publishing, [2014]

Author Graham, Patricia Jane,
Subject Design -- Japan.
Aesthetics, Japanese.
Description 160 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (page 157) and index.
Contents The aesthetics of Japanese design. Katsura : refined rusticity in architectural design ; Shibui : subtle elegance ; Wabi and Sabi : rustic and withered elegance ; Iki : stylish, sophisticated elegance ; Miyabi and Fūryū : opulent and stylish elegance ; Karei : sumptuous elegance ; Kabuku and Basara : outlandish elegance ; Ma : an interval in time and space ; Nōtan : the dark-light principle ; Mingei : Japanese folk crafts ; Rinpa : decorative art of the Korin school; Kazari : modes of decoration and display ; Japanese design : a visual primer featuring contemporary arts -- The cultural parameters of Japanese design. Religious values and Japanese design. The aesthetic dimensions of Shinto ; Buddhist influences on Japanese aesthetics ; Design in Japanese culture : ten key characteristics. Relationship between fine arts and crafts ; Emphasis on craftsmanship and technological innovation ; Beauty in miniaturization and detailed workmanship ; Importance of artistic lineages and teamwork ; Linkages between literary and visual arts ; Appreciation of changing seasons -- Rituals order daily life ; Penchant for emotional extremes ; Distinctions in local and regional culture ; Fashion consciousness inspires innovation -- Early promoters of "artistic Japan," 1830s-1950s. Artists and art professors : John La Farge, Henry Pike Bowie, Denman Waldo Ross, Arthur Wesley Dow ; Art dealers : Siegfred Bing, Marcus Huish ; Scientists and physicians : Phillip Franz von Siebold, Edward Sylvester Morse, Percival Lowell ; Industrial designers and architects : Christopher Dresser, Josiah Conder, Frank Lloyd Wright, Bruno Taut ; Journalists : Frank (Captain Francis) Brinkley, Lafcadio Hearn ; Philosophers : Ernest Fenollosa, Okakura Kakuzō, D.T. (Daisetsu Teitaro) Suzuki, Yanagi Sōetsu ; Art historians and art critics : James Jackson Jarves, Philippe Burty, Théodore Duret, Louis Gonse, Sadakichi Hartmann, Laurence Binyon, Langdon Warner, Harada Jirō, Tsuda Noritake -- The legacy of the early writers.
Summary 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.
ISBN 9784805312506 (hbk.) : $24.95
OCLC # 870290173