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A History of Far Eastern Art by Sherman E. Lee,Naomi Noble Richard Book Summary:
For Freshman/Senior-level courses covering all Asian Art including China, Japan, SE Asia, and India. This extensively-illustrated, comprehensive survey history of ALL of Far Eastern art from 5000 B.C. to A.D. 1860 follows a chronological, geographical/cultural, medium organization throughout.
Inside the World's Major East Asian Collections by Patrick Lo,Dickson KW Chiu,Allan Cho Book Summary:
Inside the World’s Major East Asian Collections examines the rise of the “LAM,” an acronym that stands for libraries, archives and museums. In doing so, this book profiles leading experts—librarians, archivists and museum curators—who specialise in East Asian collections from across the world. In examining the dynamically shifting role of the cultural institution in the context of managing information and collections, this book provides important themes offered by these cultural experts in understanding the necessary professional skills, knowledge and personalities that are required for working in such environments of varying size, scope and composition in LAMs. As galleries, LAMs manage preservation and access of history and culture, and their missions and goals as cultural institutions continue to converge. As collecting institutions, LAMs share the common mandate to preserve and make accessible primary resources valuable for researchers and professionals, as well as the public. LAMs are mostly publicly funded, publicly accountable institutions collecting cultural heritage materials. Another aim of this book is to enhance the visibility and recognise the efforts of the LAM professionals as cultural institution leaders, since much of their great contributions in the respective fields to preserving our cultural and documentary heritages have gone unnoticed outside their parent institutions. Examines the roles and goals of cultural institutions Brings collections to life through interviews with LAM experts Presents LAMs with a focus on East Asia Serves as a platform for LAM professionals to share and exchange experiences and insights
History of Japanese Art by Penelope E. Mason,Donald Dinwiddie Book Summary:
Published jointly by Prentice Hall and Harry N. Abrams, Inc., this second edition of the comprehensive history of Japanese art from 10,500 B.C.E. now extends beyond 1945, tying together more closely the development of all the media within a well-articulated historical and social context. Features a comprehensive survey of Japanese art and culture, now with 67 new color and 52 new black and white illustrations including other art forms such as calligraphy, lacquer, metalwares, ceramics, and textiles. For art enthusiasts interested in far eastern art.
The Far East by F. C. Jones Book Summary:
The Far East: A Concise History summarizes the history of three Far East or East Asian countries — China, Japan, and Korea. This book begins with an introduction to the three Asian countries’ geographical features, climatic conditions, agricultural features, racial affinities, heritage, common linguistic features, and common political features. The rest of the chapters discuss the Far East in ancient and medieval times; Far Eastern civilization at its zenith; era of Western domination; Japan as the great power of the Far East; and growth of Chinese nationalism. The greater East Asia war; triumph of communism in China; and recovery of Japan are also deliberated. A list of maps illustrated throughout this text is likewise provided. This publication is intended primarily for use in schools, colleges, and universities as an introductory textbook on East Asian countries.
Chinese textiles by Verity Wilson,Victoria and Albert Museum Book Summary:
This book tells many stories of Chinese life and legend through the sumptuous textiles that adorn its pages. It also shows how their visual brilliance and impressive workmanship were part of their allure for the Europeans who collected them and added their own stories to them.
Art by Frederick Hartt Book Summary:
When Art first appeared in 1976, it was immediately hailed as a classic. Hartt was acclaimed for his wide-ranging scholarship, historical imagination, and ability to penetrate deeply into the individual work of art. Now this compellingly written and illustrated introduction to the history of art returns in a new fourth edition. Features photos of the restored Sistine Chapel. 1,416 illustrations, 462 in full color.
A Companion to Asian Art and Architecture by Rebecca M. Brown,Deborah S. Hutton Book Summary:
A Companion to Asian Art and Architecture presents acollection of 26 original essays from top scholars in the fieldthat explore and critically examine various aspects of Asian artand architectural history. Brings together top international scholars of Asian art andarchitecture Represents the current state of the field while highlightingthe wide range of scholarly approaches to Asian Art Features work on Korea and Southeast Asia, two regions oftenoverlooked in a field that is often defined asIndia-China-Japan Explores the influences on Asian art of global and colonialinteractions and of the diasporic communities in the US and UK Showcases a wide range of topics including imperialcommissions, ancient tombs, gardens, monastic spaces, performances,and pilgrimages.
Far Eastern File by Peter Elphick Book Summary:
In the Far East in the 1930s espionage and counter-espionage were common. Using information only released in the 1980s, this book explores Britain's appeasement policy towards Japan, and the conspiracy theory which claims Churchill and Roosevelt had prior knowledge of the Pearl Harbor attack.
How Asia Works by Joe Studwell Book Summary:
“A good read for anyone who wants to understand what actually determines whether a developing economy will succeed” (Bill Gates, “Top 5 Books of the Year”). An Economist Best Book of the Year from a reporter who has spent two decades in the region, and who The Financial Times said “should be named chief myth-buster for Asian business.” In How Asia Works, Joe Studwell distills his extensive research into the economies of nine countries—Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, the Philippines, Vietnam, and China—into an accessible, readable narrative that debunks Western misconceptions, shows what really happened in Asia and why, and for once makes clear why some countries have boomed while others have languished. Studwell’s in-depth analysis focuses on three main areas: land policy, manufacturing, and finance. Land reform has been essential to the success of Asian economies, giving a kick-start to development by utilizing a large workforce and providing capital for growth. With manufacturing, industrial development alone is not sufficient, Studwell argues. Instead, countries need “export discipline,” a government that forces companies to compete on the global scale. And in finance, effective regulation is essential for fostering, and sustaining growth. To explore all of these subjects, Studwell journeys far and wide, drawing on fascinating examples from a Philippine sugar baron’s stifling of reform to the explosive growth at a Korean steel mill. “Provocative . . . How Asia Works is a striking and enlightening book . . . A lively mix of scholarship, reporting and polemic.” —The Economist
Contemporary Photography from Eastern Europe by Filippo Maggia,Claudia Fini,Francesca Lazzarini Book Summary:
A wide-ranging and detailed survey dedicated to the protagonists of the contemporary art scene in Eastern Europe. As the title suggests, history, memory and identity are the principle "open questions" for many countries in Eastern Europe that have over the past twenty years seen their course in history change radically in the wake of the fall of the Berlin wall on November 9th, 1989. The catalogue includes twenty-nine artists from eighteen countries, including the Russian Federation, Lithuania, Estonia, Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Romania, Serbia and Croatia, many of which are presented here for the first time in a survey comprising more than 150 photographs, films and video-installations. History Memory Identity marks a continuation of Asian Dub Photography (Skira, 2009) dedicated to Far Eastern art.