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Author Yanagi, Muneyoshi, 1889-1961, author.

Uniform Title Essays. Selections. English
Title Soetsu Yanagi : selected essays on Japanese folk crafts / Soetsu Yanagi ; with the cooperation of the Japan Folk Crafts Museum ; translated by Michael Brase.

Publication Info. Tokyo : Japan Publishing Industry Foundation for Culture, [2017]


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  745.0952 Y15s 2017    ---  Available
Edition First edition.
Description 245 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), facsimiles ; 22 cm
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Series Japan library
Japan library (Shuppan Bunka Sangy Shink Zaidan)
Note The essays appearing in this book were selected from Yanagi Soetsu korekushon 2: mono (Chikuma Shobo; chapters 2-7, 10-14) and Mingei yonju-nen (Iwanami Shoten; chapters 1, 8, 9, 15, 16) -- Title page verso.
Summary "The common utilitarian objects depicted in this book were considered aesthetically insignificant until the appearance of Soetsu Yanagi. It was Yanagi who discovered the beauty that could only be produced by simple, humble craftsmen repeatedly and unselfconsciously working on the same objects day after day. From this quotidian world emerged a distinctive beauty - wholesome, free, and devoid of self-awareness. To bring these crafts to the notice of the world, Yanagi established the Japan Folk Crafts Museum in 1936, from whose collection the objects illustrated herein have been chosen for inclusion by the publisher. In the essays, Yanagi expounds his philosophy of folk crafts and highlights particular pieces. Altogether, the book constitutes a penetrating insight into the world of Japanese handicrafts" -- Publisher's website.
Contents On the Publication of This Book / Naoto Fukasawa -- Color Plates -- Textiles -- Ceramics -- Wood and lacquer -- Metal -- Sculpture -- Pictorial art -- Essays -- What is folk craft? -- The beauty of miscellaneous things -- A painted Karatsu as food for thought -- What is pattern? -- Okinawa's Bashofu -- The beauty of Kasuri -- The characteristics of Kogin -- The Japanese perspective -- The story behind the discovery of Mokujiki -- Woodblock prints -- Otsu-e -- Handicrafts and sesshu -- Washi -- Seeing and knowing -- A letter to my Korean friends -- The Japan Folk Crafts Museum -- Notes to the Plates -- Textiles -- Ceramics -- Wood and lacquer -- Metal -- Sculpture -- Pictorial art -- About Soetsu Yanagi.
Language Translated from the original Japanese into English.
Subject Yanagi, Muneyoshi, 1889-1961 -- Aesthetics.
Art objects -- Collectors and collecting -- Japan.
Decorative arts -- Japan.
Folk art -- Japan.
Yanagi, Muneyoshi, 1889-1961 (OCoLC)fst00070810
Aesthetics. (OCoLC)fst00798702
Art objects -- Collectors and collecting. (OCoLC)fst00815678
Decorative arts. (OCoLC)fst00889315
Folk art. (OCoLC)fst00928587
Japan. (OCoLC)fst01204082
Genre/Form Translations. (OCoLC)fst01423791
Added Author Brase, Michael, translator.
Nihon Mingeikan.
Added Title Selected essays on Japanese folk crafts
Note Colophon title: "Yanagi Setsu korekushon2 mono" hoka shosh
ISBN 9784916055750 (hbk.)
4916055756 (hbk.)

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