Netsuke A Guide for Collectors

Netsuke  A Guide for Collectors
Author: Mary L. O'Brien
Publsiher: Tuttle Publishing
Total Pages: 246
Release: 2012-02-14
Genre: Antiques & Collectibles
ISBN: 9781462904105

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Featuring dozens of Japanese netsuke masterpieces and insightful commentary, this Japanese art book is a classic collector’s item. Netsuke: A Guide for Collectors approaches the subject of Japanese nestuke from the point of view of the amateur collector rather than that of an owner discussing his own accomplished collection. Ever since Japan's emergence a little over a century ago from her long period of seclusion under Tokugawa rule, netsuke have exerted an almost irresistible attraction for Western collectors. These tiny carvings-exquisite in detail, charming in conception, and delightful for the sheer tactual pleasure to be experienced in handling them-captivated admirers of Japanese art and craftsmanship. Basically, netsuke were utilitarian in purpose, for they were designed to serve as pendants or toggles to support medicine boxes, writing cases, smoking equipment, and similar articles worn suspended by a cord from the obi-a practical device since the kimono had no pockets. At first quite primitive in design, they soon became more and more sophisticated, and their carvers turned increasingly to the legendary of Japan and China for inspiration and subject matter. This fascinating book is a wonderful introduction to this classic Japanese art and will be invaluable for both professional collections and amateurs alike.

Contempory Netsuke

Contempory Netsuke
Author: Miriam Kinsey
Publsiher: Tuttle Publishing
Total Pages: 261
Release: 2013-01-08
Genre: Antiques & Collectibles
ISBN: 9781462908912

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Contemporary Netsuke is an in-depth study of Japanese netsuke—miniature sculptures that are favorites of collectors and artists. In this unusual and engaging Japanese art book the author traces the historical background of netsuke and goes on to examine its current state, at the same time providing the background knowledge that every collector needs concerning authenticity, workmanship, and materials along with a wealth of information on subject matter, techniques, scholarly interest, and investement. Over 110 signatures and brief biographies of present-day netsuke and okimono carvers are included, and there are close-up studies of 27 leading artists. Contemporary Netsuke also includes nearly 200 illustrations, a photo essay showing the creation of a netsuke, and numerous sketches picturing legendary themes. A comprehensive list of dealers, a bibliography, and a glossary-index complete this authoritative, thorough and lively introduction to one of the oldest and newest of Japan's living arts.

Sworn to Defend

Sworn to Defend
Author: Carolyn Wheat
Publsiher: Open Road Media
Total Pages: 314
Release: 2015-02-24
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781504002349

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Two gut-wrenching cases draw Cass into mortal danger In her many years as a defense attorney, Cass Jameson has represented every kind of client—male and female, good and evil, rich and poor. But rarely has she gotten the chance to work for the most unusual client of all: the innocent one. She comes to the second appellate court on behalf of one of these rare blameless victims, Keith Jernigan, to argue that corrupt police work convicted him of a robbery he did not commit. But when she learns that Keith is guilty of something far uglier, she realizes she has been fighting to keep an evil man on the streets—and putting his girlfriend in danger. While she tries to keep Keith’s girlfriend safe, Cass takes a divorce case on behalf of a brilliant photographer whose husband has been abusing her for years. The divorce turns bloody, and it will take every ounce of Cass’s strength to keep these two situations from becoming twin tragedies.

Netsuke Subjects

Netsuke Subjects
Author: Karl M. Schwarz
Publsiher: Böhlau Verlag Wien
Total Pages: 151
Release: 1992
Genre: Netsuke carving
ISBN: 3205055152

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Author: Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.),Barbra Teri Okada
Publsiher: Metropolitan Museum of Art
Total Pages: 119
Release: 1982
Genre: Netsukes
ISBN: 9780870992735

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Inro Other Min forms

Inro   Other Min  forms
Author: Melvin Jahss,Dalby
Publsiher: Tuttle Publishing
Total Pages: 489
Release: 2012-12-18
Genre: Antiques & Collectibles
ISBN: 9781462903832

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The most comprehensive book covering Japanese inro and netsuke this book an in-depth guide to Japanese miniature laquer art. Inro and Other Miniature Forms of Japanese Lacquer Art is designed both for the novice in Japanese lacquer art and for the advanced collector who specializes in such delightful forms of that art as the inro and the netsuke. For readers who desire a general acquaintance with the subject, there are absorbing chapters on the history of Japanese lacquer, on miniature lacquer forms and on the subject matter of lacquer art. For the collector, there is not only highly technical information on lacquer manufacture and techniques but also a comprehensive chapter on netsuke. Three other features of the book make it an invaluable one for collectors: Tthe biographical listing of more than 900 miniature-lacquer artists The genealogies of the outstanding lacquer schools The reproductions of 59 signatures of representative artists. Included are over 250 illustrations. All important miniature lacquer forms are represented. In addition, there is a well-selected and useful bibliography.


Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2007
Genre: Art, Japanese
ISBN: STANFORD:36105133534169

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Netsuke Japanese Life and Legend in Miniature

Netsuke Japanese Life and Legend in Miniature
Author: Edwin C. Symmes, Jr.
Publsiher: Tuttle Publishing
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2013-02-19
Genre: Antiques & Collectibles
ISBN: 9781462911387

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Featuring dozens of Japanese netsuke masterpieces and extensive commentary, this Japanese art book is a treasured collector's item. Netsuke are superb miniature carvings, usually less than two inches high, that have been created by Japanese artists for over three hundred years. During that time, they have portrayed almost every aspect of life and culture in Japan. These tiny carvings were traditionally used to prevent the cord attached to a gentleman's medicine box or tobacco pouch from slipping through the belt of his kimono. Today they are highly collectible works of art. Netsuke: Japanese Life and Legend in Miniature presents over seventy full-page color photographs of netsuke in enchanting settings. The accompanying text gives technical details about the netsuke as well as interesting commentaries relating the pieces to Japanese life and legend. Information on the carvers has also been provided whenever possible.