Contempory Netsuke

Author(s): Miriam Kinsey
Original Publish Date: Jan 08, 2013
Product Number: EB00643996
Released: Mar 11, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781462908912
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
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Contemporary Netsuke is an in-depth study of Japanese netsuke-miniature sculptures that are favorites of collectors and artists. In this unusual and engaging Japanese art book the author traces the historical background of netsuke and goes on to examine its current state, at the same time providing the background knowledge that every collector needs concerning authenticity, workmanship, and materials along with a wealth of information on subject matter, techniques, scholarly interest, and investement. Over 110 signatures and brief biographies of present-day netsuke and okimono carvers are included, and there are close-up studies of 27 leading artists. Contemporary Netsuke also includes nearly 200 illustrations, a photo essay showing the creation of a netsuke, and numerous sketches picturing legendary themes. A comprehensive list of dealers, a bibliography, and a glossary-index complete this authoritative, thorough and lively introduction to one of the oldest and newest of Japan's living arts.

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