Still regarded as a monumental survey of Eastern art, this comprehensive volume was intended for art collectors and general readers as well as travelers and scholars. It covers China and Korea in addition to Japan, and places a special emphasis on Buddhist influences.
Ernest F. Fenollosa (1853–1908) was an educator who helped introduce Westerners to traditional Japanese art forms.
About the Author
Fenollosa (1853-1908) came to Japan in 1878, teaching at Imperial University of Tokyo. There he laid the foundation of studies in Japanese art history. After contributing to the establishment of what is now Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music, he curated the Department of Oriental Art at Boston Museum of Fine Arts.