Art of Japan

Masterworks in the Cleveland Museum of Art

Book Description

The Cleveland Museum of Art's Art of Japan features selections from three thousand years of Japanese art assembled since the museum opened in 1916. Many works in the collection are recognised in Japan as being National Treasures, the highest honour given only to works of near-perfect artistry. This remarkable collection's catalogue depicts a vast array of objects which convey the poetry of natural materials, the earthy humour of some of the most spiritual imagery, the dynamic use of 'empty' space, and, above all, the constant theme of the relationship of nature and humankind that are unique to Japan. The masterpieces that appear in this book provide an unaltered view of old-world Japan.

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