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Addiss, Stephen 1935-

Works: 174 works in 561 publications in 2 languages and 17,988 library holdings
Genres: History  Exhibition catalogs  Sacred books  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Art  Textbooks  Catalogs  Sacred works  Pictorial works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Performer, Creator, Recording engineer, Contributor, Translator, Other, Collector, Dedicatee, Singer, Illustrator
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Most widely held works about Stephen Addiss
Most widely held works by Stephen Addiss
Art history by Marilyn Stokstad( Book )

32 editions published between 1995 and 2005 in English and held by 3,395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a global view of art through the centuries, from prehistory to the post-World War II era, with maps, timelines, and over 750 color plates
Old Taoist : the life, art, and poetry of Kodōjin (1865-1944) by Stephen Addiss( )

8 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 1,765 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the literary and artistic milieu of early modern Japan the Chinese and Japanese arts flourished side by side. Kodojin, the "Old Taoist" (1865-1944), was the last of these great poet-painters in Japan. Portraying this last representative of a tradition of gentle and refined artistry in the midst of a society that valued economic growth and national achievement, this beautifully illustrated book includes a wide selection of his finest poems, paintings, and calligraphy
The art of Zen : paintings and calligraphy by Japanese monks, 1600-1925 by Stephen Addiss( Book )

19 editions published between 1989 and 2018 in English and held by 905 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Art of Zen brings together the great masterpieces of painting and calligraphy created by Japanese monks, who turned to visual imagery as an aid to meditation, as an expression of enlightenment, and as the purest form of transmitting Zen principles.Created spontaneously, Zen art ranges from intensely brushed calligraphic poems and emphatically gestural abstract shapes to roughly hewn, often humorous portraits of the Zen patriarch and his famous followers-all shown here to full advantage and many published for the first time. The accompanying text explains the fundamentals of Zen culture and includes numerous translations of Zen prose, poetry, and sayings
How to look at Japanese art by Stephen Addiss( Book )

12 editions published between 1996 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 831 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the striking ceramics of the Jomon period to the serene ink landscapes of the Muromachi era and beyond, this elegant book will elucidate and enhance your appreciation of every aspect of Japan's rich artistic culture. Packed with historical information, cultural context, and wonderful examples, Stephen Addiss presents a comprehensive guide to interacting with the art of Japan. From technical details to broad characteristics and speculative interpretations, the authors offer up a variety of considerations to bear in mind when looking at Japanese art. -- From the publisher
The art of twentieth-century Zen : paintings and calligraphy by Japanese masters by Audrey Yoshiko Seo( Book )

13 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 608 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For centuries, many Zen Masters have also been artists: brush painters and calligraphers who created art-works as a form of "visual Dharma" to express Zen insights in a powerful, direct way." "This tradition of Zen arts has long been acknowledged as a priceless legacy of Japanese culture. The Art of Twentieth-Century Zen demonstrates how the great Japanese Zen Masters of this century have reaffirmed Zen as a vital, living experience through their personal, dramatic, and often humorous brushwork. This record of their achievements brings together great masterpieces of calligraphy and painting, many of which are in Japanese temples or in private collections and have rarely been viewed by Westerners."--Jacket
Japanese ghosts & demons : art of the supernatural( Book )

11 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 595 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Japan has perhaps the most lively and richly developed tradition of supernatural lore of any civilization. It is comprised of some of the most relentlessly fearsome goblins, demons, metamorphosed animals and ghosts ever known to man. Japanese poets, actors, dancers, and artists have all delighted in portraying these monsters, often with a playfulness and humor that mitigates the demons' more ferocious qualities, but also with a bold, dramatic fervor designed to impress upon their audiences the lessons of folklore. For, like our own mythological and fairy-tale characters, Japan's supernatural inhabitants suggest much about the morals of the Japanese people and of their efforts to understand the mysteries of the world. This is the first book devoted to the study of the supernatural world and its representation in Japanese art. From the 17th to the 19th centuries many of Japan's most brilliant artists, including Hiroshige, Hokusai, Yoshitoshi, and Zeshin, allowed their imaginations free rein to present these mysteries in a variety of media, including paintings, woodblock prints, screens, netsuke and inrō sculptures, and fans. The 49 color plates and 75 black and white illustrations presented here show a stunning array of Japan's most fiendish figures. Each of the ten chapters focuses on one of the most important themes in Japanese lore, discussing its anthropological meaning and literary and artistic interpretations. -- from back cover
Tao te ching by Laozi( Book )

9 editions published between 1993 and 2007 in English and held by 520 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Tao Te Ching, also commonly known as Lao Tzu, is one of the most important Chinese classics and has had great influence on Chinese thought. It is regarded as the bible of Taoism and is by far the most frequently translated Chinese classic, with over thirty translations into English alone." "The work is said to be by Lao Tzu, who was an elder contemporary of Confucius and founder of the school of thought of Taoism. However, it might be an anthology compiled by a series of editors over a period of time." "This bilingual edition consists of two parts. The English text in Part One is a reprint of the earlier translation of the so-called Wang Pi text, first published by Penguin Books in 1963. The text of the translation has been deliberately left unchanged, because there is room for a translation of what has been for centuries the most widely used version of the Lao Tzu." "Part Two is the fresh translation of a text which is a conflation of two manuscripts of the Lao Tzu, dating at the latest from the early Western Han and discovered at Ma Wang Tui in December 1973. This is far superior to the texts previously available to us, as we have here, for the first time, a text we can be sure is free from scribal errors and the editorial tamperings of subsequent ages. Moreover, we have a text with the fuller use of particles which often rules out a good many of the conjectural interpretations by scholars down through the ages."--BOOK JACKET
Art history and education by Stephen Addiss( Book )

9 editions published between 1993 and 1998 in English and Chinese and held by 503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traditional Japanese arts and culture : an illustrated sourcebook( Book )

8 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Compiled in this volume is original material on Japanese arts and culture from the prehistoric era to the Meiji Restoration (1867). These sources, including many translated here for the first time, are placed in their historical context and outfitted with brief commentaries, allowing the reader to make connections to larger concepts and values found in Japanese culture. This book contains material on the visual and literary arts, as well as primary texts on topics not easily classified in Western categories, such as the martial and culinary arts, the art of tea, and flower arranging. More than sixty color and black-and-white illustrations enrich the collection and provide further insights into Japanese artistic and cultural values. Also included are a bibliography of English-language and Japanese sources and an extensive list of suggested further readings
Zen sourcebook : traditional documents from China, Korea, and Japan( Book )

9 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the first collection to offer selections from the foundational texts of the Chinese, Korean, and Japanese Zen traditions in a single volume. Through representative selections from their poetry, letters, sermons, and visual arts, the most important Zen Masters provide students with an engaging, cohesive introduction to the first 1.200 years of this rich and often misunderstood tradition. A general Introduction provides historical, biographical, and cultural context; notes on translation and a glossary are also included
Tall mountains and flowing waters : the arts of Uragami Gyokudō by Stephen Addiss( Book )

9 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The world of Kameda Bōsai : the calligraphy, poetry, painting, and artistic circle of a Japanese literatus by Stephen Addiss( Book )

7 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Art : a brief history by Marilyn Stokstad( Book )

8 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in English and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In tune with today's readers-rich but never effete-this is the art history book of choice for a new generation. Presenting a broad view of art from prehistory through the Gothic Age, it sympathetically and positively introduces the works of all artists. This includes women, artists of color, and the arts of other continents and regions, as well as those of Western Europe and the United States. The new edition contains even more full-color reproductions, larger images, redrawn maps and timelines, and new photographs and higher quality images. Balancing both the traditions of art history and new trends of the present, Art History is the most comprehensive, accessible, and magnificently illustrated work of its kind. Broad in scope and depth, this beautifully illustrated work features art from the following time periods and places: prehistory; art of the ancients (Near East, Egypt, the Aegean, Greece, Etruscan, and Roman); early Christian, Jewish, and Byzantine art; Islamic art; India before 1100; Chinese art before 1280; Japanese art before 1392; art of the Americas before 1300; the art of ancient Africa; early Medieval European art; Romanesque art, and Gothic art."--Publisher's description
Samurai painters by Stephen Addiss( Book )

4 editions published in 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The spirit of the samurai, as a historical force and as an inheritance of modern Japan, has been the subject of numerous books and articles. Some of these have been based on selected documents or confined to the thinking of one particular samurai, and many furnish only limited, secondhand information. In Samurai Painters, through the direct appeal of visual art, the reader is presented with the actual creations of the samurai mind. The paintings stand by themselves, disclosing the feelings, the beliefs, and the thoughts of the original samurai artists
Haiku : an anthology of Japanese poems( Book )

4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This celebration of what is perhaps the most influential of all poetic forms takes haiku back to its Japanese roots, beginning with poems by the seventeenth- and eighteenth-century masters Basho, Busson, and Issa, and going all the way up to the late twentieth century to provide a survey of haiku through the centuries, in all its minimalist glory. The translators have balanced faithfulness to the Japanese with an appreciation of the unique spirit of each poem to create English versions that evoke the joy and wonder of the originals with the same astonishing economy of language. An introduction by the translators and short biographies of the poets are included. Reproductions of woodblock prints and paintings accompany the poems
The art of haiku : its history through poems and paintings by Japanese masters by Stephen Addiss( Book )

7 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the past hundred years, haiku has gone far beyond its Japanese origins to become a worldwide phenomenon--with the classic poetic form growing and evolving as it has adapted to the needs of the whole range of languages and cultures that have embraced it. This proliferation of the joy of haiku is cause for celebration--but it can also compel us to go back to the beginning: to look at haiku's development during the centuries before it was known outside Japan. This in-depth study of haiku history begins with the great early masters of the form--like Basho, Buson, and Issa--and goes all the way to twentieth-century greats, like Santoka. It also focuses on an important aspect of traditional haiku that is less known in the West: haiku art. All the great haiku masters created paintings (called haiga) or calligraphy in connection with their poems, and the words and images were intended to be enjoyed together, enhancing each other, and each adding its own dimension to the reader's and viewer's understanding. Here one of the leading haiku scholars of the West takes us on a tour of haiku poetry's evolution, providing along the way a wealth of examples of the poetry and the art inspired by it."--The publisher
Tōkaidō, adventures on the road in old Japan by Helen Foresman Spencer Museum of Art( Book )

8 editions published between 1980 and 1983 in English and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Myriad of autumn leaves : Japanese art from the Kurt and Millie Gitter collection : catalog( Book )

6 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Haiga : Takebe Sōchō and the Haiku-painting tradition by Stephen Addiss( Book )

12 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Cage : Zen ox-herding pictures by Stephen Addiss( Book )

10 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection brings together 50 watercolors by composer and artist John Cage (1912-1992), created in 1988 at the Mountain Lake Workshop in Blacksburg, Virginia, and preserved by workshop founder and director Ray Kass (art, Virginia Tech). The watercolors, which have never been published before, were made on paper towels and meant to be test sheets. They show the influence of Zen in his life and are accompanied by fragments of his poetry. Introductory essays explore Cage's poetry, his statements about Zen practice, and the history of ox-herding poems and paintings. The collection accompanies an exhibition at the Joel and Lila Harnett Museum of Art and Print Study Center at the U. of Richmond. Addiss (art, U. of Richmond) is a scholar, artist, composer, and former student of Cage. Annotation ♭2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Old Taoist : the life, art, and poetry of Kodōjin (1865-1944)The art of Zen : paintings and calligraphy by Japanese monks, 1600-1925How to look at Japanese artThe art of twentieth-century Zen : paintings and calligraphy by Japanese mastersJapanese ghosts & demons : art of the supernaturalTao te chingArt history and educationTraditional Japanese arts and culture : an illustrated sourcebook
Alternative Names
Addiss, Stephen L. 1935-

Addiss, Steve 1935-

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Chinese (2)