Japanese Art and Poetry

Author: Judith Patt,Michiko Warkentyne,Barry Till

Publisher: Pomegranate

ISBN: 9780764956102

Category: Art

Page: 80

View: 391

The strictest and purest of poetic forms, the Japanese haiku contains in its seventeen sound characters (on) a reference to a season as well as a distinct pause or interruption. Cherry blossoms and swallows might refer to spring; red maple leaves and deer usually imply autumn. These seasonal allusions emphasize the essence of haiku: nature and its ephemeral beauty. The graceful, evocative haiku featured here were composed by the renowned Japanese haiku masters of the past four hundred years, including Matsuo Bash, Taniguchi Buson, and Kobayashi Issa. The deceptively simple poemsrendered in English with Japanese calligraphies and transliterationsare paired with exquisite eighteenth- or nineteenth-century paintings and ukiyo-e prints and twentieth-century shin hanga woodcuts from the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Canada. With their depth and delicacy, wide range of subtle hues, and time-honored focus on landscapes, birds, and flowers, these artworkslike their haiku counterpartsquietly capture a moment in time. Haiku: Japanese Art and Poetry presents thirty-five pairs of poems and images, organized seasonally. The Introduction details the origin and development of haiku, the lives of the most famous poets, and the obstacles faced when translating the concise yet complex lines.

My Life, Our Times

Author: Gordon Brown

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473549620

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 512

View: 4229

Former Prime Minister and the country’s longest-serving Chancellor, Gordon Brown has been a guiding force for Britain and the world over three decades. This is his candid, poignant and deeply relevant story. In describing his upbringing in Scotland as the son of a minister, the near loss of his eyesight as a student and the death of his daughter within days of her birth, he shares the passionately-held principles that have shaped and driven him, reminding us that politics can and should be a calling to serve. Reflecting on the personal and ideological tensions within Labour and its successes and failures in power, he describes how to meet the challenge of pursuing a radical agenda within a credible party of government. He explains how as Chancellor he equipped Britain for a globalised economy while swimming against the neoliberal tide and shows what more must be done to halt rising inequality. In his behind-the-scenes account of the financial crisis and his leading role in saving the world economy from collapse, he addresses the question of who was to blame for the crash and why its causes and consequences still beset us. From the invasion of Iraq to the tragedy of Afghanistan, from the coalition negotiations of 2010 to the referendums on Scottish independence and Europe, Gordon Brown draws on his unique experiences to explain Britain’s current fractured condition. And by showing us what progressive politics has achieved in recent decades, he inspires us with a vision of what it might yet achieve today. Riveting, expert and highly personal, this historic memoir is an invaluable insight into our times.

Japanese Woodblocks Masterpieces of Art

Author: Michael Robinson,James Peacock

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781783612123

Category: Color prints, Japanese

Page: 128

View: 9713

Woodblock printing is a traditional artistic medium in Japan most renowned for its use in ukiyo-e or 'floating world' prints. Both moving and mesmerising, this medium captures scenes with considerable atmosphere and vibrancy whether it be crashing waves, autumn leaves or serene waterfalls. Beginning with a fresh and thoughtful introduction to Japanese woodblock art, Japanese Woodblocks Masterpieces of Art goes on to showcase key works by artists such as Katsuhika Hokusai and Ando Hiroshige.

Japanese Woodblock - Hokusai Great Wave Pocket Diary 2018

Author: Flame Tree Studios

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781786644602


Page: N.A

View: 4797

Combining high-quality production with magnificent fine art, this luxurious week-to-view pocket diary has a foil and embossed cover with magnetic closure. Featuring on its cover a striking design based on Hokusai's incredibly popular Great Wave, off Kanagawa, this diary makes a perfect gift or a special treat just for you.

Etiquette Guide to Japan

Know the rules that make the difference!

Author: Boye Lafayette De Mente

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 1462902464

Category: Travel

Page: 160

View: 5116

Farewell to faux pas! Minding your manners is an acquired skill, but what serves you well elsewhere could trip you up in Japan. Save yourself possible embarrassment with Etiquette Guide to Japan. An inside look at Japanese social graces, it answers all the questions of the thoughtful traveler. Extensive, specific information on Japanese business etiquette assists readers traveling to Japan for business. Although often overshadowed by a modern facade, long–standing traditional aspects of Japan's culture still influence the country and almost everyone in it. Concrete evidence of this traditional culture can be seen everywhere—in the ancient arts and crafts that are still important parts of everyday life, in the many shrines and temples that dot the nation, and in the modern comeback of traditional fashions such as kimono and yakata robes. To many Western visitors, however, the most obvious example of this traditional culture's strength is the unique etiquette of the Japanese. Like many nations, Japan has experienced vast political, social, and economic change over the past century. But enough of Japan's traditional etiquette remains to set the Japanese apart socially and psychologically, and to make success in socializing and doing business with them a special challenge for Westerners. About this new version: This updated and expanded edition of the best-selling Japanese etiquette guide addresses not just the puzzling protocols relating to name cards, bowing or shaking hands, bathrooms and public baths—but also what to do when entertaining Japanese dinner guests, attending a Japanese tea ceremony, taking the subway, and much more! It also provides the latest etiquette in mobile phone manners, texting, social media and other forms of digital communication. The glossary at the back of the book has been revised to include the latest technology-related words and expressions used by Japanese today. Two new chapters address the changing role of foreigners in the workplace and the contemporary business style and etiquette used by the younger generation of Japanese who are now increasingly cosmopolitan—but still very Japanese!


365 Days of Masterpieces


Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781419725203


Page: N.A

View: 335


Hiroshige Prints

24 Art Cards

Author: Ando Hiroshige

Publisher: Dover Publications

ISBN: 9780486256443

Category: Art

Page: 6

View: 4937

Exquisite depictions of romantically idealized landscapes from woodcut master's superb Fifty-three Stages on the Tokaido. Reproduced from the Collection of the Elvehjem Museum of Art. Includes The Bridge on the Toyo River, The Ferryboat at Rokugo, The Junction of the Pilgrims' Road and Mt. Fuji in the Morning from Hara.

Visions of Fuji

Artists from the Floating World

Author: Michael Kerrigan

Publisher: Masterworks

ISBN: 9781783619894

Category: Fuji, Mount (Japan)

Page: 192

View: 2857

This gorgeous new book discusses the ever-present inspiration of Fuji in Japanese culture, its continued presence in 19th-century Ukiyo-e woodblock art and its influence on Western art. It reproduces numerous examples of the stunning artworks, some in complete series. Featuring prints by artists such as Hokusai and Hiroshige, as well as others.

Visions of Japan

Kawase Hasui's Masterpieces

Author: Hasui Kawase

Publisher: Hotei Pub

ISBN: 9789074822800

Category: Art

Page: 149

View: 3537

Kawase Hasui (1883-1957) is considered the foremost Japanese landscape print artist of the 20th century. Visions of Japan: Kawase Hasui's Masterpieces brings together in a single volume one hundred of Hasui's most celebrated prints. Fully illustrated, this publication includes annotated descriptions for each work, as well as two essays on Hasui's life and work.Hasui's valuable contribution to the woodblock print medium was acknowledged in 1956, a year before his death, when he was honoured with the distinction of 'Living National Treasure'.

Japanese Woodblocks (Art Colouring Book)

Make Your Own Art Masterpiece

Author: Flame Tree Studio

Publisher: Colouring Books

ISBN: 9781786644732

Category: Games

Page: 96

View: 8123

The delicate art of Japanese Woodblock artists Hokusai and Hiroshige, with their views of a distant, everyday Asian life offers a sinuous insight into a culture that informed Impressionism and Art Nouveau styles in Europe and America. Now you too can create scenes of Mount Fuji with your own pens, pencils and colours.

Lightposts for Living

The Art of Choosing a Joyful Life

Author: Thomas Kinkade

Publisher: Grand Central Pub

ISBN: 9780446676175

Category: Self-Help

Page: 252

View: 3476

An inspirational message from one of America's most popular living artists discusses eighteen simple tenets that can transform lives and build the core spiritual and family values of simplicity and light

Toilet Martin Paper Parr

Author: Maurizio Cattelan

Publisher: Damiani Limited

ISBN: 9788862085892

Category: Photography

Page: 40

View: 5574

ToiletMartin PaperParr is a new, special edition of Toiletpaper published by Damiani. This unique edition celebrates a new suite of pictures presenting a back-to-back of images made in collaboration with Maurizio Cattelan and Pierpaolo Ferrari on the one side and Martin Parr on the other. The recipe is very tasty: the founders of Toiletpaper hosted Martin Parr as a special guest and asked him to form a dialogue with Toiletpaper images, coming back to them with a photograph from his archive for each image. The result is a rapid succession of images in which irony, subversion and provocation force the viewer to the impelling discovery of the next pair of images. And if you are not yet satiated by the end of this issue, you have only to start once more at the beginning.

Bodleian Library - Shakespeare's Insults Desk Diary 2018

Author: Flame Tree Studios,William Shakespeare

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781786644251


Page: N.A

View: 2892

Find new and ingenious ways to put someone rude in their place in this week-to-view desk diary full of witty Shakespearean insults from The Bodleian Library. With bright and colourful backgrounds, and sited sources for each quip, you'll find the perfect gem to utter at just the right moment. A perfect gift for any lover of Shakespeare.

Eric Ravilious Masterpieces of Art

Author: Susie Hodge

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781783616046


Page: 128

View: 4488

Twentieth-century painter, designer and wood engraver Eric Ravilious was responsible for a range of different works, from illustrations for books to designs for ceramics for the Wedgwood pottery firm. This new book features beautiful woodcut images of countryside life, watercolours of rolling landscapes and many of Ravilious' profound war paintings

Josephine Wall - Celestial Journeys (Planner 2018)

Author: Flame Tree Studios

Publisher: Flame Tree Publishing

ISBN: 9781786644305


Page: N.A

View: 5737

Combining high-quality production with magnificent fine art, this gorgeous month-to-view year planner features on its cover a design based on Josephine Wall's ethereal Spirit of the Elements, making it a perfect gift or special treat just for you.

Carl Larsson's Home, Family and Farm

Paintings from the Swedish Arts and Crafts Movement

Author: Carl Larsson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781782500476


Page: 102

View: 890

Beautiful watercolours depicting Swedish rural life at the turn of the last century, by one of Sweden's best-loved artists. Stunning watercolour paintings by one of Sweden's best-loved artists Fascinating insight into Swedish rural and artistic life in the late nineteenth century Accompanied by an explanatory text giving more detail about his life and techniques

Darth Vader and Family Coloring Book

Author: Jeffrey Brown

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 9781452159232

Category: Games

Page: 200

View: 6235

Jeffrey Brown's reimagining of the Star Wars universe has delighted adult fans and young Jedi alike. This new adult coloring book is equally fun to share, featuring a careful translation of artwork from the bestselling Darth Vader and Son™ series to a large-format collection on crisp white paper, plus nine new images to color.