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Designing Nature: The Rinpa Aesthetic in Japanese Art

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  • 176 pages
  • 125 full-color illustrations
  • 9 1/2'' x 10 3/4''
  • Paper

Description

Description

The distinctive style of Japanese art known as Rinpa embraces bold, graphic renderings of natural motifs and formalized depictions of fictional characters, poets, and sages. An aesthetic that arose in Japan in the sixteenth century and flourished until modern times, the Rinpa school is celebrated for its use of lavish pigments and its references to traditional court literature and poetry. Central to the Rinpa aesthetic is the evocation of the natural worldespecially animals and plants with literary connotationsas well as eye-catching compositions that cleverly integrate calligraphy and image.

Featuring beautiful color reproductions of some ninety works including painting, calligraphy, printed books, textiles, lacquerware, ceramics, and cloisonnfrom the Metropolitan Museum of Art and other notable public and private collections, Designing Nature traces the development of Rinpa, highlighting the school's most prominent proponents and, for the first time, the influence of this quintessential Japanese style on modern design aesthetics in both the East and the West.

176 pages, 125 full-color illustrations. 9 1/2'' x 10 3/4''. Paper.

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"well designed and generously illustrated"
Apollo

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