b1386. A Thousand Cranes: Treasures of Japanese Art
San Francisco, California, U.S.A., 1987. Soft Cover. Book Condition: Brand New. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. The Japanese crane, a most auspicious symbol in Japan, has figuredimprotatnly in Japanese culture and art since ancient times. This book will enhance the reader's understanding of the cultural milieu in whichthese beautiful paintings, ceramics, lacquer ward and screens werecreated. The engaging text discusses Japan's prehistoric period, highlights the classical taste of the Heian period, recapitulates theturbulent medieval and dynamic early modern periods, and elucidates Buddhism's influence on Japanese art and culture. 239 pages
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