Japanese Bamboo Baskets

Japanese Bamboo Baskets

Meiji, Modern, Contemporary

Book - 2007 | 1st ed.
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Oxford University Press
Once neglected in the West, Japanese basketry now claims a loyal following among art lovers, collectors, and craftspeople in the United States and Europe. Japanese Bamboo Baskets: Meiji, Modern, and Contemporary acknowledges this growing interest by presenting a stunning array of the best baskets to come out of Japan in the last 150 years. The authors - both Japanese experts in the field - have selected superb examples from private and museum collections throughout the world. They focus on the breathtaking works by the masters of the traditional form - Rokansai, Shokosai, and Chikuunsai - as well as those of the leading contemporary artists, whose groundbreaking sculptural pieces are attracting ever-greater attention from the international art community.

Japanese Bamboo Baskets frames the pieces in a wealth of newly written material, beginning with a Foreword by pioneer collector Lloyd Cotsen. Masanori Moroyama, in-house bamboo expert at the National Museum of Modern Art in Tokyo, contributes a compelling history of this forgotten art, while spokeswoman for the artists Masami Oguchi provides potent insights into the artists and their works. A trio of interviews with top artists, as well as essays by other voices in the field, round out the volume.

Publisher: Tokyo ; New York : Kodansha International, 2007.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9784770030627
Characteristics: 159 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 31 cm.
Additional Contributors: Oguchi, Masami 1959-
Suzuki, Satomi

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