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Japan Society (New York, N.Y.)

Overview
Works: 397 works in 680 publications in 2 languages and 10,744 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Directories  Catalogs  Documentary films  Diaries  Records and correspondence 
Roles: Former owner, Editor, Other, Publisher, Sponsor
Classifications: E183.8.J3, 952
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Most widely held works about Japan Society (New York, N.Y.)
 
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Most widely held works by Japan Society (New York, N.Y.)
The development of Japan by Kenneth Scott Latourette( Book )

14 editions published between 1918 and 1941 in English and held by 625 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sculpture of Ruth Asawa : contours in the air by Ruth Asawa( Book )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 493 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
Shomei Tomatsu : skin of the nation by Leo Rubinfien( Book )

4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 480 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 craft of the Japanese sculptor by Langdon Warner( Book )

4 editions published in 1936 in English and held by 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

5 editions published in 1930 in English and held by 356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Excerpts from the author's diary describing his trips to Thailand, 1855-1856
The connoisseur's guide to Japanese museums by Laurance P Roberts( Book )

10 editions published between 1967 and 1971 in English and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 )

8 editions published between 1914 and 1915 in English and held by 284 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 251 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 )

11 editions published between 1914 and 2010 in English and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An introduction to Japan by Herschel Webb( Book )

3 editions published in 1960 in English and Undetermined and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shinto nature, gods, and man in Japan( Visual )

18 editions published between 1977 and 2011 in English and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the development of Shinto to the present day. Shows ancient ritual sites still used today as well as some major shrines. Also portrays great works of Shinto religious art
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 Undetermined and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Tokugawa collection : Nō robes and masks by Yoshinobu Tokugawa( Book )

5 editions published between 1976 and 1980 in English and held by 171 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 169 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 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The magnificent three: lacquer, netsuke, and tsuba; selections from the Collection of Charles A. Greenfield by Harold P Stern( Book )

3 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Japanese viewpoints; expressions in fiction, poetry, drama, thought by John Thomas Meskill( Book )

4 editions published between 1961 and 1968 in English and Undetermined and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Japanese textiles by Helen Cowen Gunsaulus( Book )

3 editions published in 1941 in English and held by 151 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 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The sculpture of Ruth Asawa : contours in the air
Alternative Names
Japan Society

Japan Society, Inc.

Japan Society of New York.

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

JS

Nihon Kyōkai

Nihon-kyōkai, New York.

Nihon-Kyōkai New York, NY

Languages
English (137)

Japanese (4)

Covers
Shomei Tomatsu : skin of the nationKuniyoshi : from the Arthur R. Miller CollectionChinese, Corean and Japanese potteries; descriptive catalogue of loan exhibition of selected examples