Love, Fight, Feast. The Multifaceted World of Japanese Narrative Art

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COD: 9783039420247 Categorie: ,


Codice: 9783039420247
Titolo: Love, Fight, Feast. The Multifaceted World of Japanese Narrative Art
Autore: AA.VV.
Editore: Scheidegger & Spiess
Anno: 2021
Argomento: arte
Categoria: LIBRO
Sotto-categoria: Arte e spettacolo

Informazioni aggiuntive


The use of pictures to communicate a story has a long tradition in Japanese culture that dates back more than a thousand years. Such narrative illustrations draw on Buddhist texts, classic literature, poetry, and theatrical scenes to create rich visual imagery realized in a wide range of media and format. Quotations from and allusions to heroic epics and romances were disseminated through exquisite paintings, woodblock prints, and in pieces of applied arts such as lacquer ware or ceramics, thus becoming anchored in the collective consciousness. As story-telling art found expression in a variety of materialities, it became an integral part of daily life. A fascinating narrative space evolved that combined artistic excellence and aesthetic pleasure.Love, Fight, Feast features some one hundred paintings, woodblock prints, illustrated woodblock-printed books, as well as lacquer and metal objects, porcelain, and textiles from the thirteenth to the twentieth century, alongside scholarly essa