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Ink and gold : art of the Kano

Felice Fischer (Author), 東京国立博物館. (Author), Yukio Lippit (Contributor), Masato Matsushima (Contributor), Shunroku Okudaira (Contributor), Aya Ōta (Contributor), 文化庁., Philadelphia Museum of Art (Host institution) / Kyoko Kinoshita (Author)
The Kano lineage of painters--the most important in Japan--was established in the late 15th century by Kano Masanobu (1434-1530) and continued for more than 400 years, until the early 20th century. Originally limited to successive generations of the Kano family, it soon developed into a school of professional artists. This is the first and most comprehensive book published outside of Japan to address the Kano painters. Lavishly illustrated, this important volume focuses on the large-scale screens and sliding doors that were designed for the residences of powerful rulers, together with smaller works such as scrolls, albums, and fans. These works-for sites including shogunate residences, Zen temples, teahouses, and homes of wealthy merchants-demonstrate the range of styles that Kano artists employed to suit the tastes of their varied patrons. Essays by leading scholars address the wide range of Kano motifs and styles and also consider the particular influence of Kano Tan'yu (1602-1684). A dictionary of Kano artists' seals and signatures, a type of resource published here for the first time, provides an important reference, as does an appendix of images from the most significant album by Tan'yu. Exhibition: Philadelphia Museum of Art, USA (14.2.-10.5.2015)
Print Book, English, 2015
Philadelphia Museum of Art ; in association with Yale University Press, Philadelphia, PA, New Haven, 2015
exhibition catalogs
xv, 305 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), genealogical table, portraits ; 27 x 30 cm
9780876332634, 9780300210491, 0876332637, 0300210493
Published on the occasion of an exhibition at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, February 16-May 10, 2015
Co-organized by the Agency for Cultural Affairs of Japan with special co-cooperation of the Tokyo National Museum; international transportation sponsored by Japan Airlines