MAVEETY, PJ: The Ikeda Collection of Japanese and Chinese Art at Stanford

Maveety, Patrick J. The Ikeda Collection of Japanese and Chinese Art at Stanford. Stanford University Museum of Art, 1987. Unmarked, except for a penned in correction to the text. Corner crease. Very Good. Paperback (Saddle Stitched). (#26771) $12.00

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Nicely illustrated with photographs, color plates, and B/W plates. 16p. Measures 7.5×9 inches. Essay by Patrick J. Maveety. The collection was assembled by Seisuke Ikeda (1840-1900).

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.

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.

NELSON, K: Keiko Nelson: Copper and Gold

Keiko Nelson: Copper and Gold, front coverSelz, Peter; Kakudo, Yoshilo; Nelson, Keiko. Keiko Nelson: Copper and Gold. Tokyo, Japan: Art Robe Gallery and DoART Publishing Co., 1999. Unmarked. Very Good. Paperback (Saddle Stitched). (#26646) $25.00

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Text in English and Japanese. Catalog of solo exhibition (June 21–July2, 1999) at Gallery Art Robe, Tokyo in 1999. Measures 8.5 inches square.

Short introduction by Peter Selz. Profile by Yoshilo Kakudo.

Artist statement and Biography.

In some of these paintings copper and gold were applied on top of layers of plaster. There are also abstract landscapes on handmade paper.

Born in Kyoto, Japan in 1948, Nelson established residency in the United States in 1972.
Keiko Nelson: Copper and Gold, copper painting

KUWAYAMA, G: The Joy of Collecting: Far Eastern Art From the Lidow Collection

The Joy of Collecting: Far Eastern Art From the Lidow Collection, book coverKuwayama, George. The Joy of Collecting: Far Eastern Art From the Lidow Collection. Unmarked text. ISBN: 0875870902. Very Good. Paperback. (#26625) $12.00

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B/W illustrations. Exhibition at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, September 13, 1979-January 6, 1980.

Topics include bronze mirrors, bronze weapons, Japanese battle screens and more. Chronology. 76p.

UTAMARO, K: Inventing Utamaro: A Japanese Masterpiece Rediscovered

Freer, Sackler. Inventing Utamaro: A Japanese Masterpiece Rediscovered. Smithsonian Institution, 2015. ISBN: 0870110667. Unmarked text. Very Good. Paperback (Saddle Stitched). (#26594) $14.00

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Booklet accompanied a April 8, 2017–July 9, 2017 exhibition at Freer, Sackler. In 2014, the Okada Museum of Art in Hakone, Japan, discovered a long-lost painting by Kitagawa Utamaro (1753–1806), titled Snow at Fukagawa, one of three paintings by Utamaro that idealize famous pleasure districts in Edo (now Tokyo). This show reunited the trio. The other two are Moon at Shinagawa in 1903 and Cherry Blossoms at Yoshiwara.