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  1. Heart of the Brush

    Heart of the Brush

    The Splendor of East Asian Calligraphy

    • by
    • Kazuaki Tanahashi
    This book is a comprehensive and accessible introduction to the history and art of calligraphy as it’s been practiced for centuries in China, Japan, and elsewhere in Asia. It works as a guide for the beginner hoping to develop an appreciation for Asian calligraphy, for the person who wants to explore calligraphy-creation, as well as for the expert or afficionado who just wants to browse through and exult in… Read More

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  2. Landscape as Spirit

    Landscape as Spirit

    Creating a Contemplative Garden

    • by
    • Martin Hakubai Mosko,
    • Alxe Noden
    Gardens can be so much more than merely pleasing to the eye; they can also evoke a contemplative state of mind, connecting us more fully to ourselves and to the world around us. In Landscape as Spirit, Martin Mosko explains his meditative approach to garden and landscape design and then walks us through five of his gardens. Along the way is the constant reminder that these outer environments are actually… Read More

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  3. The Art of Buddhism

    The Art of Buddhism

    An Introduction to Its History and Meaning

    • by
    • Denise Patry Leidy
    As its teachings spread from the Indian subcontinent in all directions across Asia, Buddhism influenced every culture it touched—from Afghanistan to Korea, from Mongolia to Java. Buddhist art is a radiant reflection of the encounter of the Buddha’s teachings with the diverse civilizations that came under their sway. It is also an intriguing visual record of the evolution of Buddhist practice and philosophy over a period of more than two… Read More

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  4. Tibetan Thangka Painting

    Tibetan Thangka Painting

    Methods and Materials

    • by
    • David Jackson,
    • Janice Jackson
    Tibetan Thangka Painting is the only detailed description of the techniques and principles of the sacred art of Tibetan scroll painting. It is the distillation of research carried out over a period of ten years, collected during five journeys to Nepal and India, and compiled from some twenty traditional painters. This book presents, step-by-step, the techniques used to make a thangka from the preparation of the canvas to the final… Read More

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  5. The Handbook of Tibetan Buddhist Symbols

    The Handbook of Tibetan Buddhist Symbols

    • by
    • Robert Beer
    The Handbook of Tibetan Buddhist Symbols is a portal into the rich, multifaceted, and profound symbolism of Tibetan sacred art. Robert Beer provides a deep and encompassing insight into the vast array of symbols and attributes that appear within the complex iconography of Tibetan Buddhism. The succinct descriptions that accompany his detailed line drawings reveal the origins, meanings, and functions of these symbols. Beer unravels the multiple layers… Read More

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  6. The Book of Tea

    The Book of Tea

    • by
    • Kakuzo Okakura
    This modern classic invites the reader to discover a unique tradition that has come to symbolize wisdom, beauty, and the elegant simplicity of Asian culture. The author celebrates the Way of Tea from its ancient origins in Chinese Taoism to its culmination in the Zen discipline known as the Japanese tea ceremony—an enchanting practice bringing together such arts as architecture, pottery, and flower arranging to create an experience that delights… Read More

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  7. Contemporary Japanese Film

    Contemporary Japanese Film

    • by
    • Mark Schilling
    This comprehensive look at Japanese cinema in the 1990s includes nearly four hundred reviews of individual films and a dozen interviews and profiles of leading directors and producers. Interpretive essays provide an overview of some of the key issues and themes of the decade, and provide background and context for the treatment of individual films and artists. In Mark Schilling's view, Japanese film is presently in a period of… Read More

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  8. Inside Japanese Ceramics

    Inside Japanese Ceramics

    A Primer of Materials, Techniques, and Traditions

    • by
    • Richard L. Wilson
    This practical and supremely useful manual is the first comprehensive, hands-on introduction to Japanese ceramics. The Japanese ceramics tradition is without compare in its technical and stylistic diversity, its expressive content, and the level of appreciation it enjoys, both in Japan and around the world. Inside Japanese Ceramics focuses on tools, materials, and procedures, and how all of these have influenced the way traditional Japanese ceramics look and… Read More

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  9. The Encyclopedia of Japanese Pop Culture

    The Encyclopedia of Japanese Pop Culture

    • by
    • Mark Schilling
    In the West, Japanese culture comes in the form of Power Rangers, Godzilla movies, and Sanrio products, but of course the indigenous pop culture is much richer. Rather than focus on what the rest of the world has already encountered, Mark Schilling provides an encyclopedic compendium of books, movies, music, comedians, and cultural scandals that have had the greatest impact in Japan. Thus, for the outsider, The Encyclopedia… Read More

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  10. Essential Kanji
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