Japanese Arts of the Heian Period: 794-1195. 1967. VG HC Japanese Art Exhibit ..

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Japanese Arts of the Heian Period: 794-1195
Rosenfield, John; Gordon Bailey Washburn
Asia House Gallery
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Notes: Very Good 8vo 10 3/4" x 8 1/2" maroon textured paper over board with 11th-century artwork "Portrait of Shotoku Taishi" affixed to front panel, silver lettering to front and spine, small speckling of white on front panel, 1/4" stain along fore-edge, all-pages are slightly age toned, small brown dot on page 5, otherwise sharp tips, tightly bound, and unmarked throughout. Good clear dustjacket, 3 1/2" chips from top corners in front panel and back flap, slightly foggy, otherwise intact. [5] 135 + 1 pp., replete with black-and-white images plus four tipped-in full-color plates, paste-down and endpapers painted with a shiny silver pigment, Acknowledgments by Asia House Gallery Director Gordon Bailey Washburn, Introduction, Map of Heian Kyo, Esoteric Buddhist Arts, The Classic Buddhist Tradition, The Arts of the Pure Land Creed, The Arts of the Court, Catalogue, Glossary, and Bibliography. Includes a 2-page paper booklet laid-in, titled "Additions to the Exhibition", adding 3 more artworks with black-and-white images and captions for each one. Published in conjunction with the exhibition "Japanese Arts of the Heian Period: 794-1195" at the Asia House Gallery in New York from October 5 to December 17, 1967, then at Fogg Art Museum at Harvard University from January 17 to February 25, 1968. From Introduction: "Thus the Heian period encompassed the mature, late phases of traditional Buddhist arts, their, decline in originality and expressive power, and the first harbingers of the new esthetic order of the Japanese Middle Ages." Heavy and oversized items may require additional shipping.