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Oliver Impey, Malcolm Fairley and Joe Earle with contributions by Julia Hutt and Edward Wrangham
Because there were h10 continuities of type and style in this most characteristically Japanese of arts, the first of the two parts making up this volume includes several pieces dating from the 17th to the 19th-century.
The revival of the classical style is covered in depth, with major works by such revered figures as Nakayama Komin (1808-70) and Shirayama Shosai (1853-1923) and there is a large group of examples of shibayama work which combines lacquer with other materials to create a rich and exotic effect.
The centrepiece of the Collection is an extravagantly decorated cabinet by Harui Komin (b. 1869) presented by the Japanese Crown Prince to the future King Edward VIII of England in 192l.
An introductory essay by Julia Hutt of the Victoria and Albert Museum chronicles the development of lacquer in response to Westem demand, while Edward Wrangham, one of the world's foremost lacquer collectors, contributes an article on the Rimpa style.
The late Dr Oliver Impey was formerly Senior Curator at the Ashmolean Museum, and Reader in Japanese Art, University of Oxford. Co-editor of 'Meiji No Takara - The Khalili Collection of Japanese Art' and the author of many books.
Malcolm Fairley is formerly of Sotheby's and Barry Davies Oriental Art; he is now owner of Malcolm Fairley Ltd. - Japanese Works of Art in London. Co-editor of 'Meiji No Takara - The Khalili Collection of Japanese Art' and an expert on all aspects of Meiji period art.
Joe Earle is Chair of the Department of the Art of Asia, Oceania & Africa, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Formerly Keeper of the Far Eastern Department at the Victoria and Albert Museum, he has curated many galleries and exhibitions of Japanese art and is the author of numerous books on the subject.
Julia Hutt is Assistant Curator of the Far Eastern Collection at the Victoria and Albert Museum, specialising in Japanese lacquer and author of 'Understanding Far Eastern Art' (1987).
Edward Wrangham is an author and collector of Japanese lacquer specialising in Inro and is author of 'The Index of Inro Artists' (1995).
Set of two parts;
556 pages; fully illustrated in colour
40 x 30 cm
hardback with slipcase
£300 (including Selected Essays)
$600 (including Selected Essays)