An indispensable guide to Japan's most fascinating museums and galleries The Art Lover's Guide to Japanese Museums is a personal introduction to more than 100 of Japan's most distinctive and inspiring museums. In-depth information is given about each venue, including about its creation, collection, and highlights. Organized geographically, the book begins with numerous art institutions in and around Tokyo, and proceeds to Kyoto; museums in the western and eastern parts of the nation; Shikoku and the Inland Sea; Kyushu; and Hokkaido and Okinawa. Among the buildings and collections featured are the Nezu Museum, the Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Museum, Nagi MOCA, the Hiroshige Museum, the George Nakashima Memorial Museum, and the Hokkaido Historical Village. From magnificent traditional arts to fascinating artist's houses, from sleek contemporary museums to quirky galleries, these museums house some of the world's greatest artworks and are a reflection of Japan's extraordinary culture both past and present.
The museums of Japan feature rich collections and excellent exhibitions in world-class galleries. Yet they can be difficult to navigate without first-hand knowledge. The Art Lover's Guide to Japanese Museums acts as a personal guide, introducing readers to some of the most distictive and inspiring museums in the country. In depth information is given about each listed venue, including the story behind their creation. From magnificent traditional arts to fascinating artist's houses and from sleek contemporary museums to idiosyncratic galleries, museums are the perfect gateway to discover Japan's culture both past and present.
**Winner, Choice Magazine Outstanding Academic Title 2015** This Japanese design book presents the arts, aesthetics and culture of Japan with over 160 stunning color photos and extensive historical and cultural commentary . The Japanese sensibility often possesses an intuitive, emotional appeal, whether it's a silk kimono, a carefully raked garden path, an architectural marvel, a teapot, or a contemporary work of art. This allure has come to permeate the entire culture of Japan—it is manifest in the most mundane utensil and snack food packaging, as well as in Japanese architecture and fine art. In Japanese Design, Asian art expert and author Patricia J. Graham explains how Japanese aesthetics based in fine craftsmanship and simplicity developed. Her unusual, full-color presentation reveals this design aesthetic in an absorbing way. 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. Japanese Design is a handbook for the millions of us who have felt the special allure of Japanese art, culture and crafts. Art and design fans and professionals have been clamoring for this—a book that fills the need for an intelligent, culture-rich overview of what Japanese design is and means. Topics explored in Japanese Design include: The Aesthetics of Japanese Design The Cultural Parameters of Japanese Design Early Promoters of "Artistic Japan" 1830s-1950s
**Independent Publisher Book Award (IPPY) Winner** For fans of Japanese manga and anime, a trip to Tokyo is an absolute must! In this captivating Tokyo travel guide, manga artist and author Evangeline Neo travels to the Japanese capital with her mascots Kopi the dog and Matcha the cat in tow, bringing you to all the otaku sights this city has to offer. She shows you where to shop for manga memorabilia in Akihabara and Nakano, takes you on a tour of famous anime and manga museums like Studio Ghibli and Sanrio Puroland, and shares her experiences at a cosplay studio, a maid and butler cafe, and a manga drawing class. In addition to manga and anime-related adventures, Eva brings readers to all the must-see Tokyo sites as well—from Asakusa's Sensoji Temple to Tokyo Tower and the Meiji Shrine. She also introduces travelers to sushi train restaurants, hot spring baths and a kimono makeover session—even a day trip to Mt. Fuji! Along the way, she shows you all her favorite places to shop and eat, and gives advice on what to pack, what to buy, how to get around, and even how to speak a few words of survival Japanese. This manga guide to Tokyo is depicted in charming and humorous drawings and stories, which are as enjoyable for armchair travelers as they are practically useful for visitors to the city. Step into the world of modern Japanese culture through this amusing and unique guide to one of the world's top cities.
Celebrating an era of dynamic and creative cross-pollination between Japanese design and European Art Nouveau at theturn of the last century, Le Japon Artistique features stunning floral imagery drawn from a variety of rare books held in the collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Seldom seen outside the museum context, these lush botanical motifs are as visually enchanting as they are significant in the arc of Japanese art history. This treat for art and design lovers is the perfect pick for springtime gift giving.
Unlike many other books on stress management, The Art of Loving Life was written for everyday people and not for other scholars. The information is easy to understand and even easier to apply in your life. Plus, it makes you feel like the author is talking directly to you through the book and wants to support you to a better, less stressful life. How many books do that? Dr. Thebaud has used her talent of taking complicated topics and making them understandable and easy to learn and put it into this little book for you. It starts with getting a clear understanding of what stress is so that you know what you are up against and then describes clinically proven and time tested techniques that you can use to lower your stress. The best part is that she shows you how to tweak the techniques so that they are easier to practice and more effective. It does not matter whether you are dealing with work stress or home stress, these techniques can work to decrease any stress. This is the little book that gets right to the point of how to de stress. Be prepared to participate in fun exercises to learn what stress is and to learn stress management techniques that work. You will learn how to relax even if you do not think that is possible right now. This little book is full of useful information. It may be the most useful book you will ever own. When you want stress management tips, you do not want to read 100 pages before learning how to manage stress. This stress management book is a quick and easy read. It contains no fluff. It is just a little book filled with effective techniques such as meditation, visualization and gratitude but they have been tweaked to make them easier to practice. This is stress management made simple from a great get-to-the-point author. Are you ready for a better life? Order your copy now.
Prodigies, revolutionaries, defiers of the patriarchy; drunks, rebels and impassioned immigrants; queer pioneers, paint-spattered punks and proto-feminists: there have always been artists in London. Some were celebrated in their lifetime, others were out-of-step with the spirit of their age: too radical, too subversive, too modest, too female, too foreign. Art London is more than a guidebook. It will accompany you on a journey through this great city, telling stories, uncovering histories, sharing insights into those who have made, collected and influenced art past and present. Moving neighbourhood by neighbourhood, Art London travels the streets with you, suggesting where to see art, in museums, galleries and beyond, from palace to pub to studio. Familiar figures - from Hogarth to Hirst - are joined by characters past and present, offering a fresh vision of London as a great art city. Fascinating, entertaining, full of anecdote and insights, Art London reflects the city itself: energetic, diverse, resilient, occasionally outrageous, and never short of fresh ideas. Also in the series: Vinyl London ISBN 9781788840156 Rock 'n' Roll London ISBN 9781788840163 London Peculiars ISBN 9781851499182 AUTHOR: Hettie Judah is the chief art critic of the British daily newspaper The I, and a contributor to the Guardian and the New York Times. Her work regularly appears in specialist art publications, including Frieze, Numéro Art, Art Quarterly, Artnet News and Tate Etc. as well as lifestyle publications such as Vogue International, ES Magazine, House & Garden and The Plant magazine, to which she is contributing editor. She is a lecturer at the Christie's Education art courses in London, presents talks and discussions for museums and art galleries around London and beyond, and has recorded podcasts for the Guardian. She lives and works in Kilburn, London: a neighbourhood immortalised by Leon Kossoff. SELLING POINTS: * Celebrating the diverse voices of London's art world, past and present * A down-to-earth, entertaining and accessible companion book for the London roamer * Part of a new series exploring London culture, joined by Vinyl London, Rock 'n' Roll London, Writers' London and London Peculiars
Visit the world's most comprehensive and compelling museum in a book – from pre-historic times to the present, – over 1,600 artworks created with the expertise of 28 art world curators and historians. "Unprecedented, unique, and vast in scope... a visually spectacular survey of world art. Destined to delight, inspire, and educate, as well as to become an invaluable, classic art-reference resource, it is very highly recommended." —Library Journal Housing the finest art collection ever assembled, this revised, reformatted edition offers the museum experience without the boundaries of space and time, taking the reader on a tour around the world and through the ages. Its rooms and galleries display some 1,600 artworks, selected from the original collection, including paintings, sculpture, photographs, textiles, installations, performances, videos, prints, ceramics, manuscripts, metalwork, and jewel-work.
Albrecht Durer was one of the great masters of the Renaissance. What was his epoch like? What was his work like? How did he live? In this book children are shown the answers to all these questions, and much more, in an agreeable and entertaining way, which should encourage them to draw, play, read and take an interest in art. They also have the opportunity to send their drawings by email to 'Albrecht', who will definitely send a reply.