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Honolulu Academy of Arts

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Works: 488 works in 857 publications in 3 languages and 17,967 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Catalogs  History  Periodicals 
Roles: Other, Editor, Publisher, his, isb
Classifications: NE1310, 769.952
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Japanese prints : from the early masters to the modern by James A Michener( Book )

6 editions published in 1959 in English and held by 1,079 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In James A. Michener the Japanese print has found its ideal commentator. Combining the finished literary style of an outstanding novelist with a mature knowledge of his subject, he is able to bring this great art form to life in words, directly communicating his understanding, love, and enthusiasm rather than obscuring his subject in pedantry. In fact, it might almost be said that he here lets the prints speak for themselves, in a wealth of magnificent illustrations and apt but unobtrusive commentary. It is only when one has finished the book that he realizes he has been conducted on a tour of three centuries of art, a tour so carefully arranged as to give a deep understanding of the history and aesthetics of Japanese prints, a new appreciation of a superlative art. The book has many other unique features. So far as consonant with his aim of presenting a full survey, Mr. Michener has illustrated the book with lesser-known masterpieces rather than with those few prints that have been reproduced almost ad nauseam. Unlike earlier books, this does not stop with the past century, but brings the subject completely up to date, introducing, in the modern Japanese print, some of the most exciting art being created in Japan--and in the world--today. The book also becomes a revealing account of the collecting of Japanese prints, with many valuable hints to collectors based upon the author's own experiences in gathering together one of the best print collections of recent years: it is a collecting field in which many hints are needed, with prices varying from $5 to $5,000 per print, and with forgeries and doubtful attributions on every hand. The final section of the book contains authoritative notes concerning each print, prepared by Richard Lane. In Mr. Michener's words, Dr. Lane "with his meticulous knowledge of Japanese and his love for ukiyo-e seems certain to become America's equivalent of the great German scholar Fritz Rumpf." It is appropriate that such a book should have been produced in Japan, and with the unstinting support of the Honolulu Academy of Arts--the increasingly important museum at the "crossroads of the Pacific"--Where Mr. Michener's collection is presently housed. No effort has been spared, especially in the faithfulness of the reproductions, to make it a worthy example of the high standards of modern Japanese bookmaking, drawing upon the same traditions and painstaking craftsmanship that produced the Japanese print."--Publisher's description
Hokusai and Hiroshige : great Japanese prints from the James A Michener Collection, Honolulu Academy of Arts by Hokusai Katsushika( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 558 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"By the 1800s, when the artists Katsushika Hokusai and Utagawa Hiroshige lived and worked, commoners enjoyed the numerous amenities of Edo (Tokyo), the world's largest city (pop. ca. 800,000). They launched businesses, perfected crafts, gained leisure time and literacy, traveled a coherent system of safe roads, and enjoyed art, poetry, a seemingly limitless taste for novelty, and the income to indulge them." "Ukiyo-e prints - 'pictures of the floating world' - reflect the lives of the Edo commoners. In Hokusai's and Hiroshige's prints, we see the faces of this new middle class, both the excitement and drudgery of their daily activities, and favorite views of the landmarks and natural wonders they beheld." "Most of the 200 ukiyo-e prints in this book (100 by Hokusai, 100 by Hiroshige) are from the distinguished James A. Michener Collection of the Honolulu Academy of Arts." "Included in their entirety are Hokusai's series, Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji, and Hiroshige's series, Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido Road, along with selections from their other major series."--Jacket
Japanese women artists, 1600-1900 by Pat Fister( Book )

3 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 472 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Taishō chic : Japanese modernity, nostalgia, and deco by Kendall H Brown( Book )

7 editions published in 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Catalogue entries on popular songbooks, kimono, and decorative arts further investigate the potent relations between styles and ideologies imported from the West and those newly established as Japanese tradition. The nihonga paintings, woodblock prints, textiles, and domestic artifacts discussed and illustrated here come primarily from the Honolulu Academy of Arts, which organized the exhibition documented by this book. Many of these works have never been published and several major paintings, exhibited in Japan during the 1920s and 1930s then lost after the war, are brought to light here for the first time in decades. This catalogue not only presents newly discovered works but also, in bringing together a broad range of objects representative of mainstream Taisho visual culture, reconstructs the styles popular from 1915 to 1935 in a celebration of Taisho Chic."--Jacket
Encounters with paradise : views of Hawaii and its people, 1778-1941 by David W Forbes( Book )

5 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Affecting Hawaii and its people over a period of more than 160 years. The earliest paintings are by John Webber, official artist for Captain James Cook's third Pacific voyage. During the first-known European landing in Hawaii, on January 21, 1778, Webber went ashore with Cook, sketching the terrain, dwellings, and native people. Other explorer-artists followed. In the mid-nineteenth century, Western missionaries and traders settled in the Hawaiian Islands. First whaling
Yakimono : 4000 years of Japanese ceramics( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The art of Mu Xin : landscape paintings and prison notes by Xin Mu( Book )

5 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Mu Xin (b. 1927) is one of the leading artist-intellectuals of the Chinese diaspora. Now living in New York City, he is known for his complex writings and paintings. A formidable figure in the cultural and intellectual history of Chinese modernism, Mu Xin is admired for his unique synthesis of Chinese and Western aesthetic sensibilities and intellectual traditions. This beautifully illustrated catalogue focuses on a group of thirty-three landscape paintings that Mu Xin painted between 1977 and 1979, in the immediate aftermath of the Cultural Revolution. Many of these works have never been exhibited or published in the West. In addition, the book features Mu Xin's Prison Notes, sixty-six sheets that were written when the artist was in solitary confinement in China in 1971-72"--Jacket
The theatrical prints of the Torii masters : a selection of seventeenth and eighteenth-century Ukiyo-e by Howard A Link( Book )

3 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book was designed to accompany a joint exhibition by the Honolulu Academy of Arts and the Riccar Museum of Tokyo
New songs on ancient tunes : 19th-20th century Chinese paintings and calligraphy from the Richard Fabian collection by Stephen Little( Book )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Japan & Paris : Impressionism, Postimpressionism, and the modern era by Christine Guth( Book )

6 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Masterworks of Ming and Qing painting from the Forbidden City by Howard Rogers( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spirit and symbol : the Japanese New Year by Reiko Mochinaga Brandon( Book )

5 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four Dan sculptors : continuity and change by Barbara C Johnson( Book )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The people and art of the Philippines by Los Angeles University of California( Book )

5 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Country textiles of Japan : the art of tsutsugaki by Reiko Mochinaga Brandon( Book )

9 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beschrijving van tsutsugaki, een oude Japanse textielverftechniek, waarbij met een papieren spuit een rijstpasta wordt aangebracht op de niet te verven delen van met name katoenen stoffen
Literati modern, bunjinga from late Edo to twentieth-century Japan : the Terry Welch collection at the Honolulu Academy of Arts by Paul Berry( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sacred treasures of Mount Koya : the art of Japanese Shingon Buddhism by Shinryū Izutsu( Book )

12 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Textiles of the Indonesian Archipelago by Garrett Solyom( Book )

2 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Namban art; a loan exhibition from Japanese collections by Shinʼichi Tani( Book )

5 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Treasures from an unknown reign : Shunzhi porcelain, 1644-1661 by Michael Butler( Book )

4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Hokusai and Hiroshige : great Japanese prints from the James A Michener Collection, Honolulu Academy of Arts
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Taishō chic : Japanese modernity, nostalgia, and decoYakimono : 4000 years of Japanese ceramicsThe art of Mu Xin : landscape paintings and prison notesNew songs on ancient tunes : 19th-20th century Chinese paintings and calligraphy from the Richard Fabian collectionJapan & Paris : Impressionism, Postimpressionism, and the modern eraLiterati modern, bunjinga from late Edo to twentieth-century Japan : the Terry Welch collection at the Honolulu Academy of ArtsThe art of Shibata Zeshin : the Mr. and Mrs. James E. O'Brien Collection at the Honolulu Academy of Arts
Alternative Names

controlled identityHonolulu Museum of Art

Academy of Arts

Academy of Arts, Honolulu.

HI Honolulu USA. Honolulu Academy of Arts

Honolulu Academy of Arts

Honolulu Academy of the Arts

Honolulu (Hawaii) Academy of Arts

Honolulu, HI. Honolulu Academy of Arts

Honolulu, HI, USA. Honolulu Academy of Arts

Honolulu Kunstimuuseum

Honolulua Muzeo de Arto

Honoruru Bijutsukan

Museo de Arte de Honolulu

Museum of Art (Honolulu, Hawaï)

Художественный музей Гонолулу

호놀룰루 미술관

ホノルルアカデミーオブアーツ

ホノルル美術館

檀香山藝術學院

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