Ideals Of The East

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This classic primer on Japanese art and esthetics-written by a cofounder of the Tokyo Fine Art School and one of the great 19th-century experts on Asian art and archaeology-approaches the subject from a philosphical perspective, exploring the spirit and the spirituality behind the notable eras of Asian music, painting, architecture, textiles, and other realms of artistic expression. Why did the Japanese character refuse to embrace abstract art? How did religious frenzy in the Middle Ages influence live ...
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Overview

This classic primer on Japanese art and esthetics-written by a cofounder of the Tokyo Fine Art School and one of the great 19th-century experts on Asian art and archaeology-approaches the subject from a philosphical perspective, exploring the spirit and the spirituality behind the notable eras of Asian music, painting, architecture, textiles, and other realms of artistic expression. Why did the Japanese character refuse to embrace abstract art? How did religious frenzy in the Middle Ages influence live entertainment? How does Zen impact the soul of an artist? Beautifully written and highly informative, this 1883 volume will enchant and enlighten lovers of Japanese art.

Japanese scholar and writer KAKUZO OKAKURA (1863-1913) helped spread interest in Asian art and culture to the Western world. He is also the author of The Book of Tea (1906).

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  • ISBN-13: 9781602060739
  • Publisher: Cosimo
  • Publication date: 3/1/2007
  • Pages: 120
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.28 (d)

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"Okakura Kakuzo (February 14, 1863 - September 2, 1913; also known as Okakura Tenshin) was a Japanese scholar who contributed the development of arts in Japan. Outside Japan, he is chiefly remembered today as the author of The Book of Tea.

Born in Yokohama to parents originally from Fukui, he attended Tokyo Imperial University, where he first met and studied under Ernest Fenollosa. In 1890, Okakura was one of the principal founders of the first Japanese fine-arts academy, Tokyo bijutsu gakko (Tokyo School of Fine Arts) and a year later became the head, though he was later ousted from the school in an administrative struggle. Later, he also founded Nihon Bijutsuin (Japan Institute of Fine Arts) with Hashimoto Gahu and Yokoyama Taikan. He was invited by William Sturgis Bigelow to the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston in 1904 and became the first head of the Asian art division in 1910."
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