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Silla Author Soyoung Lee
ISBN-10 9781588395023
Release 2013
Pages 219
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"The Silla Kingdom, which flourished in Korea from 57 B.C. to 935 A.D., is known for its intricately crafted ornaments, many in resplendent gold, and for the creation of prominent Buddhist temples. Silla focuses on the striking artistic traditions of the Old and Unified Silla Kingdoms (4th-8th century), and is the first publication in English to explore the artistic and cultural legacy of this ancient realm. Among the topics explored are Korea's position as the eastern culmination of the Silk Road in the first millennium A.D. and the character and evolution of Buddhism, as illuminated by objects from major monuments, temples, and tombs. The book also presents new research about Silla's ancient capital, Gyeongju, which is known for the Gyerim-ro Dagger, as well as the pottery, glass, and beads discovered in tombs located there."--Publisher's description.


Gyeongju Author Sarah Milledge Nelson
ISBN-10 9781317237921
Release 2017-02-17
Pages 154
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Gyeongju, the capital of the Kingdom of Silla, grew from a loose confederation of villages, called Saro, to become the capital of most of the Korean peninsula. Its relationships with Japan, the Eurasian Steppes, and countries along the Silk Road leading to Europe helped to make the city one of the most prosperous and significant in ancient East Asia. In this seminal new volume, Sarah Milledge Nelson draws on over 30 years’ experience to offer the first complete history of this fascinating city. ?Gyeongju?explores culture, class and rank, industry, international relations, rulers, and socio-cultural issues such as gender, and examines in detail the complex systems of class and rank, Gyeongju’s position as the royal seat of Silla, and the influence and legacy of the ancient city. ? Excavations in Gyeongju have provided evidence not only of the wealth and power of the monarchy, but also of production and agriculture, and the reach of Gyeongju’s trade routes, making this city a fascinating case study for the region. Augmented with extensive maps and images which illustrate the city’s rich history, this volume is crucial reading for anyone interested in the city, the kingdom of Silla, the history and archaeology of Korea, and early urbanism and state formation in East Asia.

Art of the Korean Renaissance 1400 1600

Art of the Korean Renaissance  1400 1600 Author Soyoung Lee
ISBN-10 9781588393104
Release 2009
Pages 128
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This notable catalogue--the first English-language publication on the subject--highlights the art of the early period (1392-1592) of Korea's revolutionary Joseon dynasty. The Joseon rulers replaced the Buddhist establishment and re-created a Korean society informed on every level by Neo-Confucian ideals. They supported the production of innovative secular art inspired by past traditions, both native and from the broader Confucian world. Yet despite official policies, court-sponsored Buddhist art endured, contributing to the rich complexity of the early Joseon culture. The exquisite paintings, porcelain and other ceramics, metalware, and lacquerware featured in the book are drawn from the holdings of major Korean and Japanese museums, the collection of the Metropolitan Museum and other U.S. collections; and private collections. Many of the works have never been seen in the United States.

Gardner s Art through the Ages A Concise Global History

Gardner s Art through the Ages  A Concise Global History Author Fred S. Kleiner
ISBN-10 9781305577800
Release 2016-01-01
Pages 656
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GARDNER'S ART THROUGH THE AGES: A CONCISE GLOBAL HISTORY, 4th Edition has been written from the ground up to create a one-semester, student-friendly introduction to art history while retaining the impeccable reliability and scholarship of GARDNER'S ART THROUGH THE AGES. This beautifully illustrated fourth edition has been updated to make it easier than ever for students to master the material. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Hyecho s Journey

Hyecho s Journey Author Donald S. Lopez Jr.
ISBN-10 9780226518060
Release 2017-12-21
Pages 208
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In the year 721, a young Buddhist monk named Hyecho set out from the kingdom of Silla, on the Korean peninsula, on what would become one of the most extraordinary journeys in history. Sailing first to China, Hyecho continued to what is today Vietnam, Indonesia, Myanmar, India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Iran, before taking the Silk Road and heading back east, where he ended his days on the sacred mountain of Wutaishan in China. With Hyecho’s Journey, eminent scholar of Buddhism Donald S. Lopez Jr. re-creates Hyecho’s trek. Using the surviving fragments of Hyecho’s travel memoir, along with numerous other textual and visual sources, Lopez imagines the thriving Buddhist world the monk explored. Along the way, Lopez introduces key elements of Buddhism, including its basic doctrines, monastic institutions, works of art, and the many stories that have inspired Buddhist pilgrimage. Through the eyes of one remarkable Korean monk, we discover a vibrant tradition flourishing across a vast stretch of Asia. Hyecho’s Journey is simultaneously a rediscovery of a forgotten pilgrim, an accessible primer on Buddhist history and doctrine, and a gripping, beautifully illustrated account of travel in a world long lost.

Korean Buncheong Ceramics from Leeum Samsung Museum of Art

Korean Buncheong Ceramics from Leeum  Samsung Museum of Art Author Soyoung Lee
ISBN-10 9781588394217
Release 2011
Pages 161
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Korean Buncheong Ceramics from Leeum Samsung Museum of Art has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Korean Buncheong Ceramics from Leeum Samsung Museum of Art also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Korean Buncheong Ceramics from Leeum Samsung Museum of Art book for free.

Storytelling in Japanese Art

Storytelling in Japanese Art Author Masako Watanabe
ISBN-10 9781588394408
Release 2011
Pages 112
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Presents 17 classic Japanese stories as told through 30 illustrated handscrolls ranging from the 13th to 19th centuries.


Korea Author
ISBN-10 OSU:32435085419588
Release 2014
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Korea has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Korea also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Korea book for free.


Afghanistan Author Joan Aruz
ISBN-10 9781588394521
Release 2012
Pages 134
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Afghanistan, standing at the crossroads of major trade routes, has a long and complex history. Its rich cultural heritage bears the imprint of many traditions, from Greece and Iran to the nomadic world of the Eurasian steppes and China. The essays in this volume concentrate on periods of great artistic development: the Bactrian Bronze Age and the eras following the conquests of Alexander the Great, with a special focus on the sites of Ai Khanum, Begram, and Tillya Tepe. These contributions -- in response to the reappearance of the magnificent hidden treasures from Afghanistan and their exhibition -- have shed new light on the significance of these works and have reinvigorated the discussion of the arts and culture of Central Asia. -- Publisher description.

Jewels by JAR

Jewels by JAR Author Adrian Sassoon
ISBN-10 9781588395313
Release 2013
Pages 112
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Called "the Fabergé of our time" by Diane von Furstenberg, Joel A. Rosenthal, who works in Paris under the name JAR, is one of the most acclaimed jewellery designers of the past thirty years. JAR is known for his use of precious and semi-precious stones resplendent with myriad shades of vibrant colour and set in organic shapes: one brooch, for instance, features lifelike petals in subtly differentiated hues, made from a thousand pavé sapphires and amethysts. The New York Times has described his jewellery as "belligerent, stubborn, audacious, funny, contradictory", while JAR himself has characterised his work as "somewhere between geometry and a bouquet of flowers". This book, featuring nearly 70 pieces from throughout JAR's career, provides a concise, accessible, elegantly designed retrospective of the best of his jewellery creations, and is the only book of its kind on his work available in English.

Arts of Korea

Arts of Korea Author Yang-mo Chŏng
ISBN-10 9780870998508
Release 1998
Pages 511
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This volume, along with the major exhibition it accompanies, examines the most significant developments in the history of Korean art, from the Neolithic period to the nineteenth century, through outstanding examples of Korea's artistic achievements. Written by leading Korean art scholars and drawing upon the latest research in Korean art studies, the book examines stylistic characteristics and technical innovations in four major areas: ceramics, Buddhist sculpture, painting, metalwork and decorative arts. Attention is given to the political, social, and cultural conditions that led to the creation of the works of art, in particular the Korean peninsula's external relationships and interchanges with China on the continental mainland to the north and west and with the Japanese archipelago to the south.

Treasures from Korea

Treasures from Korea Author Insoo Cho
ISBN-10 0300204124
Release 2014
Pages 332
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A richly illustrated survey of the vast influence of Korea's longest-ruling Confucian dynasty, featuring some 200 masterworks from major collections

The Art of Buddhism

The Art of Buddhism Author Denise Patry Leidy
ISBN-10 9781590305942
Release 2008
Pages 342
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More than two hundred photographs most in stunning full colour provide the visual context for this tour of the world of Buddhist art. From the earliest second-century b.c.e. archaeological evidence to the nineteenth century this book showcases the marvelous variety of Buddhist art through the ages, from every country and region where Buddhism has influenced the culture in a significant way, including India, Afghanistan, Central Asia, China, Korea, Japan, Tibet, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, and all the regions of Southeast Asia. Included in the rich variety of forms are architecture and monumental art, statuary, paintings, calligraphy, fresco, brushwork, and textile arts.

Designing Nature

Designing Nature Author John T. Carpenter
ISBN-10 9781588394712
Release 2012
Pages 216
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Catalogue published in conjunction with the exhibition "Designing Nature: The Rinpa Aesthetic in Japanese Art," on view at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, from May 26, 2012, to January 13, 2013.

The History of Japanese Photography

The History of Japanese Photography Author Anne Tucker
ISBN-10 9780300099256
Release 2003
Pages 405
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Written by a team of distinguished scholars, this book establishes that photography began to play a vital role in Japanese culture after its introduction in the 1850s. 350 illustrations.

The Three Perfections

The Three Perfections Author Michael Sullivan
ISBN-10 0807614548
Release 1999
Pages 86
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An analysis of Chinese art attempts to explain why their artists wrote inscriptions and poems on their paintings and what the relationship was between the three arts


Exhibitionism Author Lynne Munson
ISBN-10 UOM:39015049995270
Release 2000-01-01
Pages 237
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"In Exhibitionism, Lynne Munson identifies a culture of intolerance that overtook the art world in recent years - "a prejudice that has operated in reverse of the established stereotype," she writes, "favoring the so-called 'cutting edge' over the traditional, preferring political art at the expense of painting." Munson concludes that this new dogmatism has not only placed narrow limits on what kind of art may be funded, exhibited, and created, but has pitted the art world against the public and in turn sparked the art wars." "Drawing on original research, including more than a hundred interviews with artists, scholars, curators, museum directors, critics, and government officials, Munson explores the personalities and workings of major art institutions. She gets behind the facade of the National Endowment for the Arts' Visual Arts Program to document its shift from excellence to fashionability; describes how one community of New York painters survived critical boycott by taking refuge in co-op galleries; examines the "new museology" that has revised not only the content of art exhibitions but the very shape of museums; explains how Harvard's Department of Fine Arts, a onetime beacon for object-centered connoisseurial study, has devolved into a theory-driven curriculum nearly divorced from actual artworks."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved