Netsuke A Guide for Collectors

Netsuke  A Guide for Collectors
Author: Mary L. O'Brien
Publsiher: Tuttle Publishing
Total Pages: 246
Release: 2012-02-14
Genre: Antiques & Collectibles
ISBN: 9781462904105

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Featuring dozens of Japanese netsuke masterpieces and insightful commentary, this Japanese art book is a classic collector’s item. Netsuke: A Guide for Collectors approaches the subject of Japanese nestuke from the point of view of the amateur collector rather than that of an owner discussing his own accomplished collection. Ever since Japan's emergence a little over a century ago from her long period of seclusion under Tokugawa rule, netsuke have exerted an almost irresistible attraction for Western collectors. These tiny carvings-exquisite in detail, charming in conception, and delightful for the sheer tactual pleasure to be experienced in handling them-captivated admirers of Japanese art and craftsmanship. Basically, netsuke were utilitarian in purpose, for they were designed to serve as pendants or toggles to support medicine boxes, writing cases, smoking equipment, and similar articles worn suspended by a cord from the obi-a practical device since the kimono had no pockets. At first quite primitive in design, they soon became more and more sophisticated, and their carvers turned increasingly to the legendary of Japan and China for inspiration and subject matter. This fascinating book is a wonderful introduction to this classic Japanese art and will be invaluable for both professional collections and amateurs alike.

Contempory Netsuke

Contempory Netsuke
Author: Miriam Kinsey
Publsiher: Tuttle Publishing
Total Pages: 261
Release: 2013-01-08
Genre: Antiques & Collectibles
ISBN: 9781462908912

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Contemporary Netsuke is an in-depth study of Japanese netsuke—miniature sculptures that are favorites of collectors and artists. In this unusual and engaging Japanese art book the author traces the historical background of netsuke and goes on to examine its current state, at the same time providing the background knowledge that every collector needs concerning authenticity, workmanship, and materials along with a wealth of information on subject matter, techniques, scholarly interest, and investement. Over 110 signatures and brief biographies of present-day netsuke and okimono carvers are included, and there are close-up studies of 27 leading artists. Contemporary Netsuke also includes nearly 200 illustrations, a photo essay showing the creation of a netsuke, and numerous sketches picturing legendary themes. A comprehensive list of dealers, a bibliography, and a glossary-index complete this authoritative, thorough and lively introduction to one of the oldest and newest of Japan's living arts.

Netsuke Subjects

Netsuke Subjects
Author: Karl M. Schwarz
Publsiher: Böhlau Verlag Wien
Total Pages: 158
Release: 1992
Genre: Netsuke carving
ISBN: 3205055152

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Author: Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.),Barbra Teri Okada
Publsiher: Metropolitan Museum of Art
Total Pages: 121
Release: 1982
Genre: Netsukes
ISBN: 9780870992735

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Introduction to Netsuke

Introduction to Netsuke
Author: Raymond Bushell
Publsiher: Tuttle Publishing
Total Pages: 84
Release: 2011-12-20
Genre: Art
ISBN: 9781462902378

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With dozens of photos and illustrations, A Introduction to Netsuke is a readable and thorough guide to Japanese miniature art. Among the many Japanese fine arts, few have aroused greater admiration than the netsuke. This miniature piece of Japanese sculpture, approximately 1 1/2 inches in size, was designed (in the absence of pockets on kimonos) as an aid in suspending articles such as tobacco pouches from the sash of a kimono. It developed in ancient times as a utilitarian object, but became in the 16th century an artistic one as well, and flourished as such until 1926. No longer commonly worn, the netsuke is now a collectors' item, avidly sought throughout the world by those sensitive to its fine qualities. This book opens the miniature world of netsuke to those who have hitherto been unaware of its existence. In a delightfully lucid manner, the basics of the netsuke are presented-definition, origin, development, materials, statistics, and photographs. This book admirably fulfills its task of introducing the netsuke to the layman, irresistibly drawing him to new pleasures in aestheticism and culture.

Inro Other Min forms

Inro   Other Min  forms
Author: Melvin Jahss,Dalby
Publsiher: Tuttle Publishing
Total Pages: 489
Release: 2012-12-18
Genre: Antiques & Collectibles
ISBN: 9781462903832

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The most comprehensive book covering Japanese inro and netsuke this book an in-depth guide to Japanese miniature laquer art. Inro and Other Miniature Forms of Japanese Lacquer Art is designed both for the novice in Japanese lacquer art and for the advanced collector who specializes in such delightful forms of that art as the inro and the netsuke. For readers who desire a general acquaintance with the subject, there are absorbing chapters on the history of Japanese lacquer, on miniature lacquer forms and on the subject matter of lacquer art. For the collector, there is not only highly technical information on lacquer manufacture and techniques but also a comprehensive chapter on netsuke. Three other features of the book make it an invaluable one for collectors: Tthe biographical listing of more than 900 miniature-lacquer artists The genealogies of the outstanding lacquer schools The reproductions of 59 signatures of representative artists. Included are over 250 illustrations. All important miniature lacquer forms are represented. In addition, there is a well-selected and useful bibliography.

In Search of Netsuke Inro

In Search of Netsuke   Inro
Author: George A. Cohen
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 95
Release: 1976
Genre: Inro
ISBN: OCLC:46823246

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Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 366
Release: 2007
Genre: Art, Japanese
ISBN: STANFORD:36105133534169

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