The Paintings of Jakuchu. Money L. Hickman, Yasuhiro Sato, Ito Jakuchu.
The Paintings of Jakuchu
The Paintings of Jakuchu
The Paintings of Jakuchu
The Paintings of Jakuchu

The Paintings of Jakuchu

ISBN: 0810935007
New York, NY: Harry N. Abrams, Inc.; The Asia Society Galleries et al. 1989. First Edition. Hardcover. "The Paintings of Jakuchu presents the work of one of Japan's most important artists. Born in Kyoto in 1716 to a family of greengrocers, Ito Jakuchu remained fascinated throughout his life with the forms and colors of the natural world. In his strikingly original paintings, reproduced here in 97 full-color plates and 72 black-and-white illustrations, Jakuchu combined his pictorial interests with a devout Buddhist concern for the essential unity of life. His polychrome paintings are notable for their rich, naturalistic detail, while his lively works in monochrome ink are imbued with the spirit of Zen. Jakuchu's paintings reveal not only the artist's careful study of the great artistic traditions of the past in China and Japan, but also the new spirit of conceptual experimentation that flourished in the city of Kyoto in the eighteenth century." (from front flap) A catalog of the major artworks of Ito Jakuchu (1716-1800), the classic Japanese master painter. A sumptuous production of the venerable Harry N. Abrams imprint in conjunction with the Agency for Cultural Affairs in Tokyo, The Asia Society Galleries in NYC & the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; on the occasion of a comprehensive exhibit of Jakuchu paintings held at the Asia Society & LACMA during 1989-1990. With three short introductions by the chief executives of the three institutions noted above; & three chapters of authoritative text that accompany the reproductions by Money L. Hickman & Yasuhiro Sato. Large hardcover in unclipped dust jacket, first edition as stated on copyright page. Printed in Japan (though officially published in NYC), this production is the epitome of the highest-quality "coffee table" volume. A most desirable rarity of Japanese art, biography & history. Book in very fine condition with only one tiny smudge-spot at lower edge of front cover near right corner; otherwise substantially mint inside & out. Dust jacket very fine with only very slight rubbing to front, esp. (mostly blank, black) back covers & spine; a few tiny bumps, creases at thin edges & corners of same. Very Fine / Very Fine. [Item #4269]

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