TAKAHIKO, M: Sumi Painting: Study of Japanese Brush Painting

Sumi Painting: Study of Japanese Brush Painting, book coverMikami, Takahiko. Sumi Painting: Study of Japanese Brush Painting. Shufunotomo, 1965. Unmarked text. Previous owner’s name inside cover. Good. Paperback. (#26790) $10.00

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Illustrated throughout. Covers materials, composition, expression, themes, and more. 49p. Measures 7.25×10.25 inches.

Takahiko Mikami (1916-1988) was a Japanese artist who was born in Tokyo and graduated from Meiji University. He started sumi-e brush painting when he was nine years old. In 1957 he made a 13 part series on KQED TV called Japanese Brush Painting.

FREER GALLERY: Eugene and Agnes E. Meyer Memorial Exhibition

Freer Gallery of Art. Eugene and Agnes E. Meyer Memorial Exhibition. Smithsonian Institution, 1971. Unmarked. A soft crease on back cover. Some age tanning. Good. Paperback. (#26777) $10.00

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B/W illustrations throughout.

An exhibition dedicated to the memory of Eugene and Agnes E. Meyer, who bequeathed their fine collection of Far Eastern art to the Freer. Agnes was active in founding the Freer Gallery. One of her daughters was Katherine (Meyer) Graham of the Washington Post, a paper Eugene Meyer bought at a bankruptcy auction.

AIC: The Art Institute of Chicago: Japanese Prints

The Art Institute of Chicago: Japanese Prints, book cover The Art Institute of Chicago: Japanese Prints. 1955. Unmarked text. Some age tanning on cover. Very Good. Paperback. (#26760) $10.00

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Accompanied a March 10-April 17, 1955 exhibition, with 21 Black and white plates. The exhibition of 350 prints covered the entire range of Ukiyo-e in Japan.

Essay by James A. Michener.

UNIVERSITY ART MUSEUM: Start Journal (Vol 7, No. 1) (University Art Museum, Berkeley)

Start Journal (Vol 7, No. 1) (University Art Museum, Berkeley), coverYoo, Jin Soo (editor). Start Journal (Vol 7, No. 1) (University Art Museum, Berkeley). University Art Museum, Berkeley, 1995. Unmarked. Some sun fading on cover. Very Good. Paperback (Saddle Stitched). (#26758) $16.00

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Includes an interview with Larry Rinder (the current Director, than a curator), an interview with Stephen Gong and Asian American film, Tyler Cann on Sam Francis, and more, 48p. Black and white illustrations throughout. Measures 9×7 inches.

Start Journal (Vol 7, No. 1) (University Art Museum, Berkeley), inside page

NIJO CASTLE: Nijo Castle in full color (in English and Japanese)

Nijo Castle in full color (in English and Japanese), book cover Nijo Castle in full color (in English and Japanese). Kyoto: Nijo Castle, 1980. ISBN: 4096730114. Unmarked. Very Good. Paperback (Saddle Stitched). (#26756) $10.00

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Text in Japanese and English.

Beautifully illustrated.

Right edge binding (Opens left to right).

Introduces the palace, the garden, and the Hommaru (central keep). Originally built in 1603, the Nijo Castle is a flatland castle located in Kyoto, Japan.

The castle consists of two concentric rings (Kuruwa) of fortifications, the Ninomaru Palace, the ruins of the Honmaru Palace, various support buildings and several gardens.

The castle is one of the seventeen assets of Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto which have been designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.

SHIMBUN, Y: Words in Motion: Modern Japanese Calligraphy

Words in Motion: Modern Japanese Calligraphy, book coverYomiuri Shimbun. Words in Motion: Modern Japanese Calligraphy. Library of Congress, 1984. Unmarked. Very Good. Paperback. (#26718) $20.00

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Catalog for an Exhibition, June 15, 1984-September 15, 1984 at the World Trade Center, The Library of Congress, Istituto Giapponese di Cultura, Japanisches Kulturinstitut and other venues.

Includes Kuwata Sasafune, Hibino Goho, Yanagida Taiun, Nishikawa Yasushi, Hirotsu Unsen, Aoyama San’u and others.

Chronological Chart on China and Japan 180p. Illustrated. Measures 11.5 inches square.

TUNG CHI’I CH’ANG: Century of Tung Ch’i-Ch’ang 1555-1636: A Short Guide to the Exhibition

Addiss, Stephen; Ho, Wai-Kam. Century of Tung Ch’i-Ch’ang 1555-1636: A Short Guide to the Exhibition. Nelson Atkins Museum of Art, 1992. Unmarked. A few smudges on cover. Very Good. Paperback (Saddle Stitched). (#26699) $10.00

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Accompanied a traveling exhibition. Glossary. Chronology. Measures 8.5×10.25 inches. 36p. Beautiful reproductions in B/W and color.

Our view of Chinese painting has been shaped by Tung Ch’i-ch’ang’s (Dong Qichang, 1555-1636) art historical writings. An artist of the Ming period, his ideas have continued to influence Chinese aesthetic theory.