BAKER, J: Tea and Immortality: Contemporary Chinese Yixing Teapots from the James T. Bialac Collection

Book Cover. Tea and Immortality: Contemporary Chinese Yixing Teapots from the James T. Bialac CollectionBaker, Janet. Tea and Immortality: Contemporary Chinese Yixing Teapots from the James T. Bialac Collection. Phoenix Art Museum, 2010. ISBN: 9780984408108. Factory sealed. Unmarked text. Like New. Paperback. (#30540) $14.00

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Catalog for February 20, 2010 through April 25, 2010 exhibition at the Phoenix, Arizona Museum. Illustrates 65 contemporary Chinese teapots from a collection plus 200 other items (in miniature). The teapots are are from Yixing where the local purple clay deposits are used by skilled potters to make unglazed teapots in very varied styles.

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STEVENS, J: Zenga: Brushstrokes of Enlightenment

Stevens, John; Yelen, Alice Rae. Zenga: Brushstrokes of Enlightenment. New Orleans Museum of Art, 1990. ISBN: 0894940325. Unmarked. Very Good. Paperback. (#28398) $14.00

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Catalog for traveling exhibition. Illustrated. Includes “The Spiritual Dimensions of Zen Art” by John Stevens and “Looking at Zen Art” by Alice Rae Yelen.

Topics include Daruma, Zen Heroes, Zen Teachings, Zen Calligraphy, and Zenga the contemplative art. Bibliography. Measures 8.25×11.75 inches.

TAKEUCHI, M: Taiga’s True Views: The Language of Landscape Painting in Eighteenth-Century Japan

Takeuchi, Melinda. Taiga’s True Views: The Language of Landscape Painting in Eighteenth-Century Japan. Stanford University Press, 1992. ISBN: 0804720886. Unmarked. Very Good. Paperback. (#28397)

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Illustrated in color and black/white.

An appraisal of the life and work of Ike Taiga (1723-76). In its broadest sense this book is about the relationship between topography and the language of visual symbols a painter manipulates, or must invent, to suggest specific places.

Includes a detailed biographical section, the artist is considered in relation to his contemporaries and developing theories about the relationship between landscape and pictorial representation.