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The richness and variety of Japanese art and culture is not always fully appreciated, even by enthusiasts or collectors, whose knowledge may extend to only one or two of those who love arts. There are many who know about prints or or netsuke or flower arrangement, for example, who are quite unaware of the great older traditions of Buddhist sculpture and painting, lacquerware, or indeed of the extraordinary pottery of the prehistoric periods. The British Museum's collection is the widest and most comprehensive of any in Europe, and in this book the authors present a succinct account of the whole range of Japanese art and antiquities using this collection as a basis. The material ranges from prehistoric archaeology to the prints of the twentieth century and embraces all the other arts between, including sculpture, metalwork, painting and ceramics. The text relates them to each other and to the wider culture of East Asia, and the modern international world. This is a handbook for all who are seriously interested in Japan's many unique contributions to world art.
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