Crossing the Sea: Essays on East Asian Art in Honor of Professor Yoshiaki Shimizu

Crossing the Sea: Essays on East Asian Art in Honor of Professor Yoshiaki Shimizu

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Overview

Yoshiaki Shimizu, one of the foremost scholars of Japanese art history, taught at Princeton University for more than twenty-five years, during which time he trained many students who have become respected professors and museum professionals. Crossing the Sea gathers original essays by thirteen of these students, in honor of Shimizu's extraordinary career at Princeton as well as his teaching at other institutions and his work as curator of Japanese art at the Freer-Sackler Gallery in Washington, D.C. Ranging in topic from premodern Buddhist, narrative, and ink painting in Japan and East Asia to modern and contemporary Japanese painting, prints, and popular visual images, these essays present innovative research that draws attention to remarkable works of Japanese art and their fascinating historical contexts and modern interpretations. Including reinterpretations of well-known works and richly developed accounts of their meaning and function in historical, religious, and cultural contexts, this volume also provides a state-of-the-field portrait of Japanese art studies today.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780691156538
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 01/06/2013
Series: Publications of the Department of Art and Archaeology, Princeton University
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 8.60(w) x 12.00(h) x 1.50(d)

About the Author


Gregory P. A. Levine is associate professor of Japanese art and architecture and Buddhist visual cultures at the University of California, Berkeley. He is the author of Daitokuji: The Visual Cultures of a Zen Monastery. Andrew M. Watsky is professor of Japanese art history at Princeton University. He is the author of Chikubushima: Deploying the Sacred Arts in Momoyama Japan. Gennifer Weisenfeld is associate professor of modern Japanese art history and visual culture at Duke University. She is the author of Mavo: Japanese Artists and the Avant-Garde, 1905–1931.

Table of Contents

Foreword and Acknowledgments 7
Preface 11
Contributors 14
Chronology 15
Catching the Last Bus: Yoshiaki Shimizu and the Art of Creative Digression, Mimi hall Yiengpruksawan 19
Bibliography of Yoshiaki Shimizu 29
PART I PICTURING THE TALE OF GENJI
Veiled in Shadow: Recent Discoveries and Technical Analyses of the Harvard Art Museum's Tale of Genji Album, Anne Rose Kitagawa 39
A Changing Suma: Varied Illustrations for The Tale of Genji, Bruce A. Coats 55
PART II VISION / PRACTICE
The Evidence of Our Eyes: The Epistemology of Vision(s) in Early Medieval Japan, Kevin Gray Carr 77
A Brief Reconsideration of a Fragment of The Illustrated Collected Gleanings of the Legends of Past Virtues, Sinéad R. C. Kehoe 95
Mountains, Magic, and Mothers: Envisioning the Female Ascetic in a Medieval Chigo Tale, Melissa McCormick 107
PART III THE BODY
Picturing Yūsai: The Poet Evoked, Andrew M. Watsky 137
Shiseido Chic: The Cosmopolitan Aesthetics of Japanese Cosmetics, Gennifer Weisenfeld 159
PART IV PICTURING THE WORLD
What Is in a Place? New Initiatives in Ink Landscape Painting in Eastern Japan during the Later Muromachi Period, Eva Havlicova 183
The Perfect Gift: Premodern Japanese Screens Sent Abroad, Janice Katz 203
PART V COMBINATORY VISUAL CULTURES
Redeeming Qualities: Absolving the Sin of Secular Art and Literature in Early Medieval Japan, Nicole Fabricand-Person 221
Seer of Sounds: The Muqi Triptych, Yukio Lippit 243
Innumerable Embodiments of Hotei: The Emergence of a Literati Persona, Xiaojin Wu 267
PART VI VISION / HISTORY
On Return: Kano Eitoku's Flowers and Birds of the Four Seasons and the Digital World, Gregory P. A . Levine 285
Selected References 309
Selected Glossary 329
Photo Credits 335

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