Netsuke: Fantasy and Reality in Japanese Miniature Sculpture Joe Earle

ISBN: 9780878466757

Published: November 2nd 2004

Paperback

356 pages


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Netsuke: Fantasy and Reality in Japanese Miniature Sculpture  by  Joe Earle

Netsuke: Fantasy and Reality in Japanese Miniature Sculpture by Joe Earle
November 2nd 2004 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, ZIP | 356 pages | ISBN: 9780878466757 | 5.36 Mb

An elegant and insightful book.--The Art NewspaperExquisite.--Boston GlobeJoe Earle... has enlightened us with new facts associated with the subjects portrayed in netsuke and new insight into the background of this unique world... An excellent,MoreAn elegant and insightful book.--The Art NewspaperExquisite.--Boston GlobeJoe Earle... has enlightened us with new facts associated with the subjects portrayed in netsuke and new insight into the background of this unique world... An excellent, well-written tome and a worthy addition to ones library.--International Netsuke Society JournalNetsuke--tiny sculptures used to secure pouches to the kimono--have long been an obsession for collectors in both East and West.

They depict a variety of figures, both domestic and exotic, from marketplace tradesmen to otherworldly beings to perfectly rendered animals. This superbly illustrated, accessibly written volume examines netsuke in the context of Japanese life and details the origins of designs that have evolved through the centuries.

It delves into the minds of the artists and explores the question of the objects use, both functional and symbolic. Featuring 300 netsuke from three world-renowned collections, this is the definitive work on these remarkably minute, endlessly intricate objects.



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