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Japan Society (New York, N.Y.)

Works: 442 works in 750 publications in 2 languages and 12,033 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Directories  Catalogs  Documentary films  Biography  Nonfiction films  Diaries  Pictorial works 
Roles: Former owner, Editor, Other, Publisher, Organizer of meeting, Sponsor
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The development of Japan by Kenneth Scott Latourette( Book )

13 editions published between 1918 and 1941 in English and held by 681 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Britain & Japan : biographical portraits. Vol. 4 by Hugh Cortazzi( )

4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The continuing success of this series, highly regarded by scholars and the general reader alike, has prompted The Japan Society to commission this fourth volume, devoted as before to the lives of key people, both British and Japanese, who have made significant contributions to the development of Anglo-Japanese relations. The appearance of this volume brings the number of portraits published to over 100
Shomei Tomatsu : skin of the nation by Leo Rubinfien( Book )

5 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A retrospective on the career of Japanese photographer Shomei Tomatsu, whose work has chronicled the changing face of Japan from the 1950s until the present. Included are essays on all aspects of the life & career of the artist, as well as excerpts from Tomatsu's own writings
The sculpture of Ruth Asawa : contours in the air by Ruth Asawa( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The scope and stature of Ruth Asawa's work are brought into brilliant focus in this superb book, created to accompany the first complete retrospective of the artist's career. Beginning with her earliest works--drawings and paintings created in the 1940s while studying at Black Mountain College--this beautifully illustrated volume traces Asawa's trajectory as a pioneering modernist sculptor who is recognized nationally for her wire sculpture, public commissions, and activism in education and the arts. The Sculpture of Ruth Asawa establishes the importance of Asawa's work within the larger national context of artists who redefined art as a way of thinking and acting in the world rather than as merely a stylistic practice. A chronology and a collection of essays by noted scholars highlight Asawa's complex relationship to American art and Asian American history and provide engrossing biographical information. In her lifelong experimentations with wire, especially its capacity to balance open and closed forms, Asawa invented a powerful new vocabulary. Committed to enhancing the quality of daily life through art produced within the home, she contributed a unique perspective to the formal explorations of twentieth-century abstract sculpture. Working in a variety of non-traditional media, Asawa performed a series of uncanny metamorphoses, leading viewers into a deeper awareness of natural forms by revealing their structural properties. Through her artistic practice, Asawa reconnects with the Buddhist ethos of her parents, transforming the commonplace into metaphors for life processes themselves. Essays by Daniell Cornell, Emily Doman, Mary Emma Harris, Karin Higa, Jacqueline Hoefer, John Kriedler, Susan Stauter, and Sally Woodbridge Copub: Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco
Japan to America : a symposium of papers by political leaders and representative citizens of Japan on conditions in Japan and on the relations between Japan and the United States by Naoichi Masaoka( Book )

15 editions published between 1914 and 1915 in English and held by 437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The complete journal of Townsend Harris, first American consul general and minister to Japan by Townsend Harris( Book )

5 editions published in 1930 in English and held by 365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Excerpts from the author's diary describing his trips to Thailand, 1855-1856
The craft of the Japanese sculptor by Langdon Warner( Book )

3 editions published in 1936 in English and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The connoisseur's guide to Japanese museums by Laurance P Roberts( Book )

10 editions published between 1967 and 1971 in English and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chinese, Corean and Japanese potteries : descriptive catalogue of loan exhibition of selected examples by N.Y.) Japan Society (New York( Book )

9 editions published in 1914 in English and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kuniyoshi : from the Arthur R. Miller Collection by Timothy Clark( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This handsome volume explores the life and work of Utagawa Kuniyoshi (17981861), one of Japans greatest print artists. Alongside such illustrious names as Hokusai and Hiroshige, he dominated the nineteenth-century production of the popular genre of woodblock prints known as ukiyo-e, literally, pictures of the floating world. The only major book to illustrate the entirety of the artists work, Kuniyoshi explores his extraordinary imagination across an impressive range of subject matter, from portraits of Japanese warrior heroes and fashionable beauties to satirical themes and innovative landscape prints. Alongside exquisite reproductions of his finest prints, examples of Kuniyoshi's original drawings highlight his unique approach to composition and provide valuable insight into the creative process of this prolific and multitalented artist. Published to accompany a spectacular exhibition, Kuniyoshi is an essential reference for Japanese art collectors and enthusiasts
An introduction to Japan by Herschel Webb( Book )

3 editions published in 1960 in English and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hōryūji : temple of the exalted law : early Buddhist art from Japan by Bunsaku Kurata( Book )

3 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Japanese colour-prints and their designers by Frederick William Gookin( Book )

5 editions published in 1913 in English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shinto : nature, gods, and man in Japan by Peter Grilli( Visual )

17 editions published between 1977 and 2011 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conveys some idea of the religious feeling which infuses the Japanese contemplation of nature and the gods (or 'kami') they detect in landscapes, trees and waterfalls. Explores what prompts them to build simple Shinto or more complex, Buddhist-influenced shrines marked by a balance between natural and man-made space. Includes many views of the Japanese landscape, forests and woods, some rituals of purification, shrine carpenters, rice festivals and Shinto priests and Japanese people at their worship. The following shrines are depicted: Ise Grand Shrine, Izumo Grand Shrine, Kasuga Grand Shrine, Kitano Temmangu, Kumano Hyatama, Kumano Nachi, Munakata Shrine, Nishna Shinmei and Omiwa Shrine
The Tokugawa collection : Nō robes and masks( Book )

3 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Japan in film : a comprehensive annotated catalogue of documentary and theatrical films on Japan available in the United States by Peter Grilli( Book )

4 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tsutsumu : an introduction to an exhibition of the art of the Japanese package by Hideyuki Oka( Book )

4 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Ledoux heritage: the collecting of Ukiyo-e master prints; [catalogue] by Donald Jenkins( Book )

2 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Rise of a great tradition : Japanese archaeological ceramics from the Jōmon through Heian periods (10,500 BC-AD 1185)( Book )

7 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rimpa, masterworks of the Japanese decorative school by Harold P Stern( Book )

3 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Shomei Tomatsu : skin of the nation
Shomei Tomatsu : skin of the nationThe sculpture of Ruth Asawa : contours in the airKuniyoshi : from the Arthur R. Miller Collection
Alternative Names
Japan Society

Japan Society Gallery (New York, N.Y.)

Japan Society, Inc.

Japan Society (New York)

Japan Society of America

Japan Society of New York.

Japan Sosaeti

Japanese Institute (New-York, N.Y.)



Nihon-kyōkai, New York.

Nihon-Kyōkai New York, NY





English (149)

Japanese (4)