The Teabowl

East and West

Author: Bonnie Kemske

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472585607

Category: Art

Page: 160

View: 5599


Teabowls have become an iconic form in ceramics, and this book considers everything from their history to their current status and use, giving examples and insights from many contemporary artists.

Beyond East and West

Memoirs, Portraits and Essays

Author: Bernard Leach

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571296130

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 344

View: 2117


In our time, Bernard Leach has done for pottery what Henry Moore has done for scuplture. This... infinitely rewarding book is an account of his pilgrimage through life.' Times Bernard Leach (1887-1979) was as renowned in Japan and the East as in Europe and America, both as an artist-craftsman and as a thinker. His interpretation of the traditions of the Orient in the making of pots - and in evolving a philosophy of life - was a lodestar for many potters in the West. Beyond East and West, first published in 1978, is more than an autobiography. Full of sharply-etched and amusing recollections, it contains much of Leach's deeper thought and a great deal too about the practical application of his ideas. Its recurrent theme is the meeting of East and West at all levels - artistic, cultural, social, political.

A White Tea Bowl

100 Haiku from 100 Years of Life

Author: Mitsu Suzuki

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 1930485824

Category: Poetry

Page: 168

View: 3958


A White Tea Bowl is a selection of 100 haiku written by Mitsu Suzuki, the widow of Shunryu Suzuki Roshi, and published in celebration of her 100th birthday. The compelling introduction by Zen priest Norman Fischer describes the profound impact on her life and work of war in Japan and social upheaval in America. Part I: 100 Haiku presents a kaleidoscope of poems by Mitsu Suzuki that touch all aspects of her being: her dedication to the Buddha way, the loneliness of a widow's life, her generational role as "Candy Auntie," her sensitive attunement to nature, and her moments of insight into the dharma. The more you read these haiku, the more their wisdom will emerge. Part II: Pickles and Tea contains reminiscences and anecdotes about Mitsu Suzuki by those who lived and studied with her at the San Francisco Zen Center; often these meetings took place in Mitsu's kitchen where she provided countless cups of tea, cookies, and homemade pickles as well as sage advice.

Picturing Commerce in and from the East Asian Maritime Circuits, 1550-1800

Author: Tamara H. Bentley

Publisher: Amsterdam University Press

ISBN: 9048535441

Category: Art

Page: N.A

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Combining strikingly new scholarship by art historians, historians, and ethnomusicologists, this interdisciplinary volume illuminates trade ties within East Asia, and from East Asia outwards, in the years 1550 to 1800. While not encyclopedic, the selected topics greatly advance our sense of this trade picture. Throughout the book, multi-part trade structures are excavated; the presence of European powers within the Asian trade nexus features as part of this narrative. Visual goods are highlighted, including lacquerwares, musical instruments, Chinese bronze coins, unfired ceramic portrait figurines, and Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and Southeast Asian ceramic vessels. These essays underscore the significance of Asian industries producing multiples, and the rhetorical charge of these goods, shifting in meaning as they move. Building reverberations between merchant networks and the look of the objects themselves, this richly-illustrated book brings to light the Asian trade engine powering the early modern visual cultures of East and Southeast Asia, the American colonies, and Europe.

From East to West

Quaker Farmer Chinese Export Porcelain in America: An Exhibition at Dumbarton House, October 25, 2005-October 28, 2006

Author: Brian Joseph Lang

Publisher: National Society of the Colonial Dames of America


Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 56

View: 5312



Japanese Capitals in Historical Perspective

Place, Power and Memory in Kyoto, Edo and Tokyo

Author: Nicolas Fieve,Paul Waley

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136624821

Category: History

Page: 432

View: 4950


Japan's ability to develop its own brand of modernity has often been attributed in part to the sophistication of its cities. Concentrating on Kyoto, Edo and Tokyo, the contributors to this volume weave together the links between past and future, memory and vision, symbol and structure, between marginality and power, and between Japan's two great capital cities.

Chinese Glazes

Their Origins, Chemistry, and Recreation

Author: Nigel Wood

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 9780812234763

Category: Art

Page: 280

View: 9627


In this major work on Oriental ceramics and glazes, a leading authority on Far Eastern pottery traces the development of Chinese glazes and glazing techniques from antiquity to the modern era. Nigel Wood describes how glazes were made, provides an analysis of their composition, and shows how they can be duplicated today with common raw materials available in the West. The book is lavishly illustrated, with nearly three hundred photographs, one hundred in full color. These depict examples of the Chinese arts as found in pottery ranging from simple earthenware jars excavated at Neolithic sites to exquisitely designed dishes found in imperial tombs. They also show examples of modern Western ware that employ these remarkable glazing techniques.

Ceramics and Civilization

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Ceramics

Page: N.A

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Consists of proceedings of various symposia held at the annual meetings of the American Ceramic Society.