Japan in Art and Industry: With a Glance at Japanese Manners and Customs

Japan in Art and Industry: With a Glance at Japanese Manners and Customs

by Felix Elie Regamey

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Japan in Art and Industry: With a Glance at Japanese Manners and Customs by Felix Elie Regamey

Ending centuries of isolation, the Meiji era opened Japan to the world in the late nineteenth century, revealing a rich and sophisticated culture. Largely unknown until then, it proved an object of fascination to the West, and the delicacy of its art inspired such figures as Van Gogh, Manet, Whistler and the architect Frank Lloyd Wright. French painter Félix Elie Régamey (1844-1907) was one of the few Europeans who had travelled to Japan, and his deep respect and understanding of the country's art and customs soon established him as an expert. Appearing first in French in 1891, his observations were published in this English translation in 1893. Offering an artist's perspective on Japan and its mores, it also contains 100 illustrations drawn by the author using Japanese techniques. Readers will find much of interest in this valuable contribution to the study of Japanese culture.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781108061377
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 06/13/2013
Series: Cambridge Library Collection - East and South-East Asian History
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 366
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.83(d)

Table of Contents

Japanese art work; Natural products and processes of manufacture; Food production and preparation; Midor no sato: a corner of Japan at the gates of Paris; Manners and customs; Miscellaneous notes; Short vocabulary; Bibliography of Japan; Index.

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