Japanese Art


An authoritative and provocative survey of the arts of Japan, brought right up to date with the latest developments and current trends


ISBN: 9780500204252 Category:

Joan Stanley-Baker


The uniqueness of Japanese culture rests on the fact that, throughout its history, Japan has continually taken, adapted and transformed diverse influences, whether from Korea, China, the South Seas, Europe or America, into distinct traditions of its own. This book surveys authoritatively and provocatively the arts of Japan from the prehistoric period to the present, bringing together the results of the most recent research on the subject.

Now updated and expanded with a new chapter on art since the mid-1960s, including the fields of manga and anim̩ in which Japan leads the world, Japanese Art addresses itself equally to those who come to the subject for the first time and to the student. Profusely illustrated with examples from all the arts Рpainting, calligraphy, the decorative arts, photography and architecture Рand with a wide-ranging bibliography, this is a concise and informative overview of a fascinating but perplexing culture, in which interest has never been greater than it is today.

Additional information

Weight 508 g
Dimensions 15.5 x 20.6 cm
Publisher name Thames and Hudson Ltd
Publication date 1 November 2014
Number of pages 240
Format Paperback / softback
Dimensions 15.5 x 20.6 cm
Weight 508 g


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Joan Stanley-Baker is Emeritus Professor of Art History at Tainan National University of Arts, Taiwan.