The Ideals of the East: With Special Reference to the Art of Japan

The Ideals of the East: With Special Reference to the Art of Japan

by Kakuzo Okakura

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780893469634
Publisher: Stone Bridge Press
Publication date: 04/01/2007
Series: Stone Bridge Classics
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 152
File size: 486 KB

About the Author

Okakura (1863-1913) was an administrator and scholar who had a profound effect on art and aesthetics both in Japan and the West. He helped found an arts college and in 1904 became an assistant curator at Boston's Museum of Fine Arts. Through his writings, Okakura was able to permanently affect the way the West viewed Japan and Asia.

Table of Contents


Introduction     1
The Range of Ideals     9
The Primitive Art of Japan     17
Confucianism-Northern China     23
Laoism and Taoism-Southern China     33
Buddhism and Indian Art     43
The Asuka Period (550-700 A.D.)     55
The Nara Period (700-800 A.D.)     69
The Heian Period (800-900 A.D.)     79
The Fujiwara Period (900-1200 A.D.)     87
The Kamakura Period (1200-1400 A.D.)     95
Ashikaga Period (1400-1600 A.D.)     101
Toyotomi and Early Tokugawa Period (1600-1700 A.D.)     113
Later Tokugawa Period     119
The Meiji Period     125
The Vista     141
Chronology of Asian Art     147

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