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The Temples of Kyoto
     

The Temples of Kyoto

by Donald Richie
 
The Temples of Kyoto takes you on a journey through these environs and presents twenty-one of these marvelous structures that are unique creations which, while quintessentially Japanese, somehow speak a universal language readily appreciated by people the world over.

Donald Richie, called by Time magazine, "the dean of art critics in Japan," turns

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The Temples of Kyoto takes you on a journey through these environs and presents twenty-one of these marvelous structures that are unique creations which, while quintessentially Japanese, somehow speak a universal language readily appreciated by people the world over.

Donald Richie, called by Time magazine, "the dean of art critics in Japan," turns his attention to these twenty-one temples with scholarship and an eye for the dramatic. Drawing off such classic sources as The Tale of Genji and Essays in Idleness, he takes the reader on a tour through the ages, first with a comprehensive history of Japanese Buddhism, and then by highlighting key events in the development of these "celestial-seeming cities."

Brilliant photographs of the temples, taken by the award-winning photographer Alexandre Georges, complement the text and provide a visual overview of the subject matter. His keen eye captures on film the elements that make each temple noteworthy, including their interiors, and objets d'art, in a fresh and thought provoking manner. The result is this book: a testament and meditation on the power and elegance of these world-renowned structures that are both places of worship and examples of the finest art Japan has ever produced.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781462908578
Publisher:
Tuttle Publishing
Publication date:
08/07/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
152
File size:
20 MB
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Meet the Author

The author, Donald Richie, internationally known as the foremost Western authority on Japanese film, is also acclaimed for his literary reviews and essays, and has written widely on the culture of the country which has been his home since 1947. Specifically, his novels about Japan have delighted and informed. These include Where Are the Victors?, Companions of the Holdiay, and Tokyo Nights.

The photographer, Alexandre Georges, has had a long and successful career in the arts. As a staff member at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, he met and spent time in the company of Picasso, Matisse, Chagall, and others. He was a friend and colleague of Ansel Adams, with whom he collaborated on a number of shows. In 1976 in honor of the bicentennial of the United States, he was commissioned by the National Academy to provide material on the imporant architecture of the United States in the past 200 years. He is a gold medal recipient of the American Institute of Architects.

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