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Author Pitelka, Morgan, 1972-
Title Handmade culture : raku potters, patrons, and tea practitioners in Japan / Morgan Pitelka.
Imprint Honolulu : University of Hawaiʻi Press, [2005]
©2005

Subject Raku pottery.
Potters -- Japan -- Biography.
Description 1 online resource (xii, 236 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations (some color), maps
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-229) and index.
Contents The Global and the Local in the Origins of the Raku Technique -- Anomie and Innovation in Kyoto: Ceramic Professionals, Amateurs, and Consumers -- Inventing Early Modern Identity: The Birth of the Raku House -- Institutionalization of the Iemoto Gaze: Tea, Raku, and the Iemoto System -- Reproduction and Appropriation in the Nationwide Dispersal of the Raku Technique -- Invventing Modern Identity: The Collapse of Warrior Patronage, the Rise of Individualism and Nationalism.
Summary Morgan Pitelka examines raku, one of Japan's most famous arts and a pottery technique practised around the world. He considers four centuries of cultural invention and reinvention during times of both political stasis and socioeconomic upheaval.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780824862749 (electronic bk.)
0824862740 (electronic bk.)
0824828852
9780824828851
0824829700
9780824829704
OCLC # 876592943
Additional Format Print version: Pitelka, Morgan, 1972- Handmade culture 0824828852 (DLC) 2005007864 (OCoLC)58546355