THE ARTS OF JAPAN: Ancient and Medieval by Noma Seiroku

THE ARTS OF JAPAN: Ancient and Medieval

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A fine study of Oriental art which links religion, history, legend and artistic development. The sensitive text and superb photographs bring to life the temples, shrines, sculptures, paintings, and to a lesser degree, the ceramics and costumes of a period that goes back almost to prehistoric Japan and forward to the 16th century. John Rosenfield has done an excellent interpretive translation, clarifying points which might he unfamiliar to non-Japanese, and not overstressing more technical ones which scholars of the periods or aesthetics might question.

Publisher: Kodansha International (Japan Publ. Trading Co.)