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The book of urushi : Japanese lacquerware from a master = Urushi no hanashi / Gonroku Matsuda ; supervised by Kazumi Murose ; translated by Michael Brase and Makiko Komada

Catalog Data

Author:
Matsuda, Gonroku 1896-1986  Search this
Translator:
Brase, Michael  Search this
Komada, Makiko  Search this
Writer of foreword:
Murose, Kazumi 1950-  Search this
Physical description:
255 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Japan
Date:
2019
Notes:
"Originally published in Japanese under the title Urushi no hanashi by Iwanami Shoten, Publishers, in 1964 and newly republished as an Iwanami Bunko in 2001. The present translation is based on the Bunko edition."--Title page verso.
Translated from the Japanese.
Contents:
Part I. Urushi and the art of Urushi -- Part II. My sixty years with Urushi
Summary:
"Urushi, Japanese lacquerware, is perhaps the oldest and most sublime of all the Japanese arts and crafts. Its history goes back more than 7,000 years, and it is still vibrantly alive today. It is practiced by craftsmen working in time-honored techniques and by modern artists forging the future. Valued for its utilitarian durability, urushi developed into an incomparable art, adorning a multitude of objects from luxurious palaces to lavish murals and exquisitely crafted fountain pens. The present book, written more than fifty years ago by the Living National Treasure Matsuda Gonroku, has long been a must-read for collectors, researchers, and laypeople. It is the "bible" of urushi, covering every conceivable aspect of the subject. It includes some fifty full-color illustrations of masterpieces honored by history and masterworks by Matsuda himself"-- Publisher's description.
Topic:
Lacquer and lacquering  Search this
Call number:
NK9900.7.J3 M3813 2019
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1106824