New York, N.Y. 2002 Hard Cover New/New 4to 0300096895 BRAND NEW item still in publisher's shrink wrap, Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. 208 p. Contains: Illustrations.
Metropolitan Museum of Art (Hardcover). Topics Art; Asian; Barnet, Sylvan; Burto, William; Calligraphy, Japanese; Collections, Catalogs, Exhibitions; History; Japanese; Private collections In Japan calligraphy is often regarded as the purest manifestation of an artist's inner character and level of cultivation, as well as the expression of his soul, thoughts, and feelings. Illustrated with 75 color photos and an additional 33 black and white images, this publication presents 58 works in detail, almost all calligraphy, from the 40-year collection of Sylvan Barnet and William Burto, literary scholars who became enraptured by the Japanese art of the brush. Their holdings, spanning more than 1, 000 years and virtually unrivaled outside Japan, embody a fundamental aspect of Japanese culture and also testify to the growing sophistication of Ameri
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