Art Reference & Studies

An Index of Early Chinese Painters and Paintings

T'ang, Sung, Yüan

by James Cahill

The most comprehensive English-language compilation on Chinese painters and their works from the late 6th through the mid-14th century.

402 pp, 7 x 10, Soft
Chinese art / Art reference
ISBN: 978-1-891640-10-0

Japanese Art Signatures

A Handbook and Practical Guide

by James Self and Nobuko Hirose

Designed for both layman and scholar, its simplified approach allows users to find and identify over 11,000 names of Japanese artists and craftspeople.

400 pp, 7 x 10, Soft
Thousands of b&w illustrations
Japanese art / Art reference
ISBN: 978-1-891640-09-4

Japanese Marks and Seals

In Literature and the Arts

by James Lord Bowes

This extremely valuable reference work remains a fundamental resource for all students, scholars, connoisseurs, and collectors of Japanese art and literature.

380 pp, 7 x 10, Soft
Japanese art / Art reference
ISBN: 978-1-891640-11-7

Japanese Names and How to Read Them

A Manual for Art Collectors and Students

by Albert J. Koop and Hogitaro Inada

The pioneering work of Koop and Inada remains an important and fundamental reference for those wishing to master the pronunciation of Japanese names.

572 pp, 7 x 10, Soft
Japanese art / Art reference
ISBN: 978-1-891640-13-1

Substance and Symbol in Chinese Toggles

With a Catalogue of the C.F. Bieber Collection

by Schuyler Cammann

This detailed and scholarly work is the first in any Western language to discuss the Chinese toggles that preceded the more well-known Japanese belt ornaments known as netsuke.

256 pp, 7 x 10, Soft
186 monochrome illustrations, glossary, index
ISBN: 978-1-891640-30-8

A Dictionary of Japanese Artists

Painting, Sculpture, Ceramics, Prints, Lacquer

by Laurance P. Roberts

The pertinent facts related to approximately 3000 painters, printmakers, sculptors, potters, and lacquerware makers born before 1900 are concisely listed.

312 pp, 7.5 x 10, Soft
Includes over 3000 artists born prior to 1900
Japanese art / Art reference
ISBN: 978-1-891640-19-3

Painting and Performance

Picture Recitation and Its Indian Genesis

by Victor H. Mair

Traces the global development over a thousand years of a genre of popular Buddhist folk literature, pointing out its origins in India as a form of oral storytelling using painting as a visual aid, and showing how that form has influenced performance and literary traditions in India, Indonesia, Japan, Central Asia, the Near East, Italy, France, and Germany.

304 pp, 6.25 x 9.5, Soft
8 pp color illus, 100 b&w illustrations
Maps, notes, bibliography, index
Literature / Chinese literature
ISBN: 978-1891640-55-1


Art and Ownership in Edo-Period Japan

edited by Elizabeth Lillehoj

Considers how and why people bought, sold, donated, and received works of art in the Edo period (1600–1868), contributing to a fuller comprehension of the vital connections between Japanese art and its audiences.

208 pp, 7 x 10, Soft
64 b&w illustrations, glossary, bibliography, index
ISBN: 978-1-891640-50-6

Heaven Has a Face; So Does Hell

The Art of the Noh Mask

by Stephen E. Marvin

An extended treatise on the history of Noh and the evolution of its masks, showcasing in full color over 140 of the finest examples with detailed information on their creation, character, and significance, as well as photos of their backs showing inscriptions and artists’ signatures.

416 & 352 pp, 8.5 x 11, Hard, two volumes, boxed, limited to 1200 copies
150 full color, 220 monochrome illustrations, bibliography, glossary, index
Japanese art & collectibles / Theater arts
ISBN: 978-1-891640-32-2

The Traditional Theater of Japan

by Yoshinobu Inoura and Toshio Kawatake

The first book in English to present a comprehensive history of Japanese theater, written by two Japanese authorities in the field and copiously illustrated with photographs of performances, costumes, masks, and implements.

272 pp, 6 x 9, Soft
130 b&w photos, appendixes, index
Theater / Japanese culture
ISBN: 978-1-891640-40-7

The Noh Theater

Principles and Perspectives

by Kunio Komparu; translated by Jane Corddry and Stephen B. Comee

The first work in either English or Japanese to offer a comprehensive explanation and analysis of the principles of the Noh theater, painstakingly outlining both its technical principles and its philosophical perspectives.

400 pp, 6 x 9, Soft
60 monochrome photos, numerous charts and diagrams, glossary-index
Theater / Collectibles
ISBN: 978-1-891640-17-9


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