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Arthur M. Sackler Gallery (Smithsonian Institution)

Works: 285 works in 606 publications in 3 languages and 19,052 library holdings
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Twelve centuries of Japanese art from the Imperial collections by Ann Yonemura( Book )

7 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 766 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The book also examines the court's role as an art benefactor in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, when international influences had a dramatic impact on Japanese notions of the visual arts. Replete with color reproductions, Twelve Centuries of Japanese Art from the Imperial Collections offers scholars, collectors, connoisseurs, historians, and all those interested in Japanese art an unprecedented view of Japanese aesthetic sensibility as expressed in the imperial collections
Yoga : the art of transformation by Debra Diamond( Book )

8 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 581 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yoga: The Art of Transformation is the companion book to the first ever exhibition of the visual history of yoga, a discipline that is thousands of years old and practiced today by millions of people. Like the Smithsonian's Sackler Gallery exhibit, this large pictorial uses a wealth of materials from ancient stone and bronze temple sculptures to early 20th century photographs to illuminate yoga's central tenets and its still partly un-delineated traditions. Explore the discipline's goals of spiritual enlightenment, worldly power, and health and well-being through the beauty and profundity of Indian art
Timur and the princely vision : Persian art and culture in the fifteenth century by Thomas W Lentz( Book )

11 editions published in 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 527 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the beginning : bibles before the year 1000( Book )

6 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Michelle Brown, former curator at the British Library, gathers together seventy fragile biblical treasures in this sumptuously illustrated volume that captures the development of both Bible and book, as well as a formative period of early Christian history. The book features a number of rare parchments, codices, illuminated manuscripts, and jeweled bindings, including new finds from the Monastery of St. Catherine's at Mount Sinai, Egypt, and the Niketas Bible of the 10th-century CE, one of the greatest examples of Byzantine illumination. Leading authorities in the field explore the early history of the Bible in the accompanying essays, revealing its transformation into the complex symbol of faith that it is today
Himalayas : an aesthetic adventure by Pratapaditya Pal( Book )

6 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 514 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents and describes 187 Hindu and Buddhist artworks of the Himalayas from the sixth through the nineteenth centuries; geographically themed essays; and translations and interpretations of several Nepali, Kashmiri, and Tibetan inscriptions
Ancient Japan by Richard J Pearson( Book )

7 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 501 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yokohama : prints from nineteenth-century Japan by Ann Yonemura( Book )

7 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Court arts of Indonesia by Helen Ibbitson Jessup( Book )

7 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Catalogus van een tentoonstelling over de kunst en levensstijl van de Indonesische vorstenhoven vanaf de eerste Nederlands-Indonesische contacten (16e-17e eeuw) tot na de Tweede Wereldoorlog
The art of Xu Bing : words without meaning, meaning without words by Britta Erickson( Book )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Xu Bing (born 1955) stands out as a leading figure in the international art world. His works and installation pieces, including Ghosts Pounding the Wall (an actual rubbing of the Great Wall done at Jinshanling in 1990) and Wu Street (1993), and his ongoing exploration of language have brought worldwide attention to this unassuming provocateur."
Worshiping the ancestors : Chinese commemorative portraits by Jan Stuart( Book )

7 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 454 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Despite their compelling presence and often exquisite quality, Chinese ancestor portraits have never been studied as a genre. This illustrated book is the first to explore in depth the artistic, historical, and religious significance of these remarkable paintings and to place them in context with other types of commemorative portraiture." "Since the sixteenth century, portraits were commissioned in China in great number and variety. Depictions of individuals range from formal, iconic poses to the very casual and offer fascinating glimpses of Chinese life and culture. The riveting, realistic ancestor portraits - supremely powerful likenesses - were important objects of veneration, and the practice of making memorial portraits continued into the twentieth century, when paintings were gradually replaced by photographs." "Until recently, these often lavish, full-length portraits of seated men and women, which came into vogue in the late-Ming (1368-1644) and Qing dynasties (1644-1911), languished in relative obscurity, hidden from the view of non-family members and largely ignored by connoisseurs of Chinese art. Here, the authors explore the works in depth, present a fascinating study of the Qing imperial court, provide biographies of sitters from the military and social elite, and discuss the magnificent furniture and costumes that often surround the subjects. They also consider the impact of photography." "The book focuses on the superb collection of Ming and Qing portraits in the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery of the Smithsonian institution, Washington, D.C., with works recently restored to their original brilliance by the museum's conservators. This group of paintings was originally assembled in the late 1930s and 1940s by Richard G. Pritzlaff, a New Mexican rancher, who obtained the portraits from a Chinese dealer known for his connections with nobles selling their family heirlooms." "Worshiping the Ancestors appeals to connoisseurs of Chinese art and to all those interested in social history, portraiture, and devotional art."--Jacket
Masterful illusions : Japanese prints in the Anne Van Biema collection by Ann Yonemura( Book )

4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Japanese prints have enthralled collectors in the West since the middle of the nineteenth century, when woodblock prints of landscapes, courtesans, kabuki actors, and warriors introduced the "floating world" of Edo period (1615-1868) Japan to an international audience. Masterful Illusions presents the collection of Anne van Biema, who began acquiring prints in the early 1960s. In contrast to collectors who have set out to form comprehensive representations of the varied artistic schools and subjects of Japanese prints, Anne van Biema has collected prints that interest her aesthetically and subjects that appeal to her imagination. The 332 prints included in this book reflect her fascination with dynamic and imaginative themes drawn from kabuki theater, history, and legend." "In Masterful Illusions, scholars discuss major themes of the prints as they elucidate the historic, economic, and cultural environment of the Edo period. Essays by Donald Keene and Andrew Gerstle describe kabuki in Edo and Osaka, two major centers for theaters and print publishing. Elizabeth de Sabato Swinton writes on the history of warrior prints in the Edo period. Joshua Mostow discusses poetry and classical literature as the inspiration for many of the most evocative prints in the collection. Detailed commentary on 138 prints includes new translations of texts and interpretative analysis that sheds light on the prints and their meaning in a world that has long since disappeared. Masterful Illusions will appeal to those interested in Japanese art, history, theater, and literature."--Jacket
Music in the age of Confucius by Jenny F So( Book )

7 editions published in 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Chinese archaeologists digging in central China in 1977 unexpectedly uncovered two of the earliest and most extensive surviving groups of musical instruments in the entire ancient world, dating from nearly two thousand five hundred years ago. Since these percussion, string, and wind instruments were in near-pristine condition - some still playable, others inscribed with musicological information - they provided hitherto unimagined possibilities for the study of music and the history of musical instruments in ancient China." "Presented here are the insights of six specialists who describe these instruments' sophisticated tuning systems, techniques of manufacture, and inscriptions revealing their musical and nonmusical significance in ancient Chinese society."--Jacket
Traders and raiders on China's northern frontier by Jenny F So( Book )

7 editions published in 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Korean arts of the eighteenth century : splendor & simplicity by Hongnam Kim( Book )

7 editions published in 1993 in English and Korean and held by 421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The arts of Korea - painting, screens, furniture, ceramics, lacquerware, and sculpture - entered a latterday golden age in the 18th century. This book, and the exhibition organized by The Asia Society Galleries that it documents, illuminate three key aspects of 18th century Korean art: the royal arts, emblematic of the authority and ceremonial dignity of the king; arts of leisure and self-cultivation, patronized by an emerging class of wealthy professionals and artist-craftsmen; and religious art, which included Confucian, shamanic, and Buddhist lineages."--Googlebooks
The confusion era : art and culture of Japan during the Allied Occupation, 1945-1952( Book )

4 editions published between 1952 and 1997 in English and held by 420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Challenging the past : the paintings of Chang Dai-chien by Shen Fu( Book )

5 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sevruguin and the Persian image : photographs of Iran, 1870-1930( Book )

4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this generously illustrated book, the first ever devoted to Sevruguin and his singular work, six distinguished authors explore the photographer's life and career."--Jacket
The art of the Qurʼan : treasures from the Museum of Turkish and Islamic Arts by Türk ve İslâm Eserleri Müzesi( Book )

5 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This story unfolds in Qur'ans from the Museum of Turkish and Islamic Arts, the companion publication to the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery's groundbreaking exhibition, the first major presentation of Qur'ans in the United States. The book's authors describe the formation of this one-of-a-kind collection and the history of TIEM, whose centuries-old records on patrons, calligraphers, illuminators, and provenance allow us to create "biographies" detailing the production of the Qur'ans in the exhibition. Essays address the Qur'an as a written text--from content and organization to the elaborate calligraphy and illuminated designs that transformed the volumes into beautiful artworks. Qur'ans also includes in-depth descriptions of some seventy works from TIEM and the Smithsonian's Sackler and Freer Galleries. It features full-page, color images of the earliest known Qur'an folios and manuscripts from the Umayyad and Abbasid Near East (7th-10th century), Seljuk Iran and Anatolia (12th century), the Mongol Il-Khanid and Timurid empires and Mamluk Cairo (14th and 15th centuries), Safavid and Ottoman empires (16th and 17th centuries) as well as a number of mosque furnishings, such as Qur'an boxes and stands. Most of these works have rarely, if ever, been published. --Publisher
King of the world : the Padshahnama : an imperial Mughal manuscript from the Royal Library, Windsor Castle by Milo Cleveland Beach( Book )

7 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Love in Asian art & culture by Arthur M. Sackler Gallery (Smithsonian Institution)( Book )

4 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Twelve centuries of Japanese art from the Imperial collections
In the beginning : bibles before the year 1000Himalayas : an aesthetic adventureThe art of Xu Bing : words without meaning, meaning without wordsWorshiping the ancestors : Chinese commemorative portraitsMasterful illusions : Japanese prints in the Anne Van Biema collectionMusic in the age of ConfuciusTraders and raiders on China's northern frontierThe confusion era : art and culture of Japan during the Allied Occupation, 1945-1952
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