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Carpenter, John T
Designing nature : the Rinpa aesthetic in Japanese art / John T. Carpenter
New York : Metropolitan Museum of Art ; New Haven : Distributed by Yale University Press, c2012
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 4th Floor  N7353.6.S64 C37 2012    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Sōtatsu-Kōrin School -- Exhibitions
Art, Japanese -- Edo period, 1600-1868 -- Exhibitions
Physical Description 216 p : col. ill. ; 26 cm
Note Catalogue published in conjunction with the exhibition "Designing Nature: The Rinpa Aesthetic in Japanese Art," on view at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, from May 26, 2012, to January 13, 2013
Includes bibliographical references (p, 208-211) and index
Contents Lenders to the exhibition -- Before and after Kōrin: a history of Rinpa -- Tales -- Poems -- Poets -- Sages -- Waves -- Birds -- Trees -- Flowers -- Catalogue
Summary "The distinctive style of Japanese art known as Rinpa embraces bold, graphic renderings of natural motifs and formalized depictions of fictional characters, poets, and sages. An aesthetic that arose in Japan in the 16th century and flourished until modern times, the Rinpa school is celebrated for its use of lavish pigments and its references to traditional court literature and poetry. Central to the Rinpa aesthetic is the evocation of the natural world - especially animals and plants with literary connotations - as well as eye-catching compositions that cleverly integrate calligraphy and image. Featuring beautiful colour reproductions of some ninety works - including painting, calligraphy, printed books, textiles, lacquerware, ceramics, and cloisonne - from the Metropolitan Museum of Art and other notable public and private collections, "Designing Nature" traces the development of Rinpa, highlighting the school's most prominent proponents and, for the first time, the influence of this quintessential Japanese style on modern design aesthetics in both the East and the West."--Publisher's website
NOTE 522729
Series Metropolitan Museum of Art series
Alternate Author Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)

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