Image de l'éditeur

Bugaku Masks (Japanese Arts Library)

Bethe, Monica; Nishikawa, Kyotaro

1 avis par Goodreads
ISBN 10: 0870113127 / ISBN 13: 9780870113123
Edité par Kodansha Amer Inc, Tokyo, Japan - New York, 1978
Etat : Very Good Couverture rigide
Vendeur monobooks (Livingston, NJ, Etats-Unis)

Vendeur AbeBooks depuis 7 décembre 2010

Quantité : 1

Acheter D'occasion
Prix: EUR 30,57 Autre devise
Livraison : EUR 3,39 Vers Etats-Unis Destinations, frais et délais
Ajouter au panier

A propos de cet article

First edition stated 1978, first printing. Hardcover in two tone covers with DJ. Condition fine inside, square tight and clean book, no markingts of any kind, no names no underlinings no highlights no bent pages, covers with edtgewear, Not a reminder. DJ very good, closed tears edgewear, Price Not clipped. 4to, 196 pages, bibliography, index. Japanese Arts Library number 5. N° de réf. du libraire 000430

Poser une question au libraire

Détails bibliographiques

Titre : Bugaku Masks (Japanese Arts Library)

Éditeur : Kodansha Amer Inc, Tokyo, Japan - New York

Date d'édition : 1978

Reliure : Hardcover

Etat du livre :Very Good

Etat de la jaquette : Very Good

Edition : 1st Edition

A propos de ce titre

Synopsis :

This work breaks new ground: it is the first in either English or Japanese to be devoted solely to Bugaku masks. The enterprise is easily justified, for the best of these masks are masterpieces of sculpture, ranking in beauty and expressiveness with those of Africa and India. Bugaku masks are worn in an ancient Japanese dance-drama that evolved in the 9th century, when dances imported in earlier times from other East Asian regions were combined and modified to suit Japanese tastes. This elegant dance-drama, called Bugaku, is still performed today, little changed from when it was a favorite pastime of the 10th-century Heian court. The masks themselves are thought to be the stylized and Japanized descendants of those masks -none of which survive-brought over with the original dances. Many of the outstanding Bugaku masks date from the 11th and 12th centuries and were made in the cultural centers, chiefly Kyoto. As Bugaku slowly lost its court patronage in the following two centuries, the musicians and dancers moved to the provinces, where the masks were modified and new forms emerged. From the 17th to 19th centuries Bugaku experienced a revival, and masks equal in technique and style to the best work of earlier periods resulted. Refined or dynamic, grotesque or eloquent-the great range and artistic excellence of Bugaku masks are exemplified by those shown on the back of the jacket. The 12th-century mask on the front jacket exhibits one feature unique among Japanese masks- eyes and chin that sway to the rhythm of the dancer's movements and bring the mask alive. This and other devices are described and illustrated in a chapter on the technical aspects of mask-making. Inscriptions on masks and the few known carvers are also discussed, as well as the relationship of Bugaku masks to other types of Japanese mask. A concise yet comprehensive treatment of all facets of the subject, this volume is amply illustrated with over 25 color and 150 black-and-white plates.

Language Notes:

Text: English, Japanese (translation)

Les informations fournies dans la section « A propos du livre » peuvent faire référence à une autre édition de ce titre.

Description de la librairie

Art, Architecture, World an American history, First editions

Visitez la page d?accueil du vendeur

Conditions de vente :

We guarantee the condition of every book as it's described on the Abebooks web
sites. If you're dissatisfied with your purchase (Incorrect Book/Not as
Described/Damaged) or if the order hasn't arrived, you're eligible for a refund
within 30 days of the estimated delivery date. If you've changed your mind about a
book that you've ordered, please use the Ask bookseller a question link to contact
us and we'll respond within 2 business days.

Conditions de livraison :

Shipping costs are based on books weighing 2.2 LB, or 1 KG. If your book order is heavy or oversized, we may contact you to let you know extra shipping is required.

Afficher le catalogue du vendeur

Modes de paiement
acceptés par le vendeur

Visa Mastercard American Express Carte Bleue

Mandat postal PayPal