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Freer Gallery of Art

Works: 746 works in 1,569 publications in 5 languages and 29,699 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Catalogs  Periodicals  Biographies  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Illustrated works  Manuscripts  Art 
Roles: Editor, Other, Organizer of meeting, isb, 475, Publisher, Collector, his, jug
Classifications: N857.5, 759.13
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Most widely held works by Freer Gallery of Art
Ars orientalis : the arts of Islam and the East( )

in 3 languages and held by 1,299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twelve centuries of Japanese art from the Imperial collections by Ann Yonemura( Book )

6 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 748 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
From concept to context : approaches to Asian and Islamic calligraphy by Freer Gallery of Art( Book )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 677 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Art of the Arab World : [catalogue of an exhibition] by Freer Gallery of Art( Book )

16 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 622 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yoga : the art of transformation by Debra Diamond( Book )

5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 592 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
Chinese art of the warring states period : change and continuity, 480-222 B.C. by Thomas Lawton( Book )

5 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 575 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Freer Chinese bronzes by Freer Gallery of Art( Book )

11 editions published in 1967 in English and Undetermined and held by 547 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

8 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 541 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
A descriptive and illustrative catalogue of Chinese bronzes : acquired during the administration of John Ellerton Lodge (with 50 plates) by Freer Gallery of Art( Book )

18 editions published in 1946 in English and held by 474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Worshiping the ancestors : Chinese commemorative portraits by Jan Stuart( Book )

7 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 464 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
The Peacock Room : a cultural biography by Linda Merrill( Book )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En gennemgang af Smithsonian Institutions Peacock Room, indrettet af J.A.M. Whistler (1834-1903)
The potter's brush : the Kenzan style in Japanese ceramics by Richard L Wilson( Book )

7 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 456 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ogata Kenzan (1663-1743) is celebrated as Japan's most inventive creator of ceramic decoration and foremost workshop master. His reputation is a product both of his own time - an eighteenth-century Japanese guidebook noted his work as a "must-buy"--And of the modern age: the esteem in which he was held in Japan was ignited in the West as critics, art dealers, and collectors vied for his colorfully painted and inscribed work at the turn of the twentieth century. The fact that it was signed by the maker himself was one of its principal draws. In the 1960s, over to 100 hitherto unknown pieces were authenticated by leading experts and then exposed as forgeries. The scandal raised questions about the nature of the "authentic," given that even the ceramics produced during Ogata Kenzan's lifetime rarely issued directly from his own hand. Wares continued to be produced under his name, in all probity, long after his death." "Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919) was the world's principal collector of Kenzan wares, and his acquisitions ranged from original pieces of Kenzan's workshop to late-nineteenth-century forgeries. The entire spectrum is presented here for the first time. The story of Freer's collection uncovers the secret history of the complex relationships between makers and connoisseurs, between individual creativity and artisanal work, relationships that often operate across centuries." "The Potter's Brush explores the appropriation of the Kenzan name, detailing two centuries of innovation and reproduction, and charting the evolution of what amounts to a designer brand of ceramics. Abundantly illustrated in full color, with a complete inventory of the Freer Gallery of Art collection, this radical survey offers new ways of looking at both the works themselves and the strategies whereby their status has been established in the art world."--Jacket
Chinese figure painting by Freer Gallery of Art( Book )

6 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Freer Indian sculptures by Aschwin Lippe( Book )

12 editions published in 1970 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The imperial image : paintings for the Mughal court by Milo Cleveland Beach( Book )

9 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this revised and expanded edition of his popular 1981 book w, Dr. Milo Beach presents the superb collection of Mughal painting in the Freer Gallery of Art
Seto and Mino ceramics by Louise Allison Cort( Book )

4 editions published in 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Publications on the Japanese collections in the Freer Gallery of Art. Because Charles Lang Freer began buying Japanese ceramics as early as 1892, the Freer Gallery collection has developed a historical depth that is of compelling interest for connoisseurs of Seto and Mino wares. This volume draws upon current research by Japanese archaeologists and art historians in its exploration of the Freer Gallery's important group of 126 works. Dating from the seventh through the
The Old Testament manuscripts in the Freer collection by Henry A Sanders( Book )

15 editions published between 1917 and 1972 in English and held by 391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Armenian manuscripts in the Freer Gallery of Art by Sirarpie Der Nersessian( Book )

13 editions published in 1963 in English and Armenian and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The minor prophets in the Freer collection and the Berlin fragment of Genesis by Henry A Sanders( Book )

7 editions published in 1927 in English and Greek, Ancient and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ceramics from the world of Islam by Freer Gallery of Art( Book )

6 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Twelve centuries of Japanese art from the Imperial collections
Yoga : the art of transformationIn the beginning : bibles before the year 1000Worshiping the ancestors : Chinese commemorative portraitsThe Peacock Room : a cultural biographyThe potter's brush : the Kenzan style in Japanese ceramicsIn pursuit of heavenly harmony : paintings and calligraphy by Bada Shanren from the estate of Wang Fangyu and Sum WaiThe Freer biblical manuscripts : fresh studies of an American treasure trove
Alternative Names

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Freer and Sackler Galleries

Freer Gallery of Art

Freer Gallery of Art of the Smithsonian Institution

Freer Gallery of Art Washington, D.C.

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Washington (D.C.) Freer Gallery of Art

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فریر و آرتور سکلر هنر نگارخنه

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نگارخانه هنر فریر

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