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The book of urushi : Japanese lacquerware from a master = Urushi no hanashi / Gonroku Matsuda ; supervised by Kazumi Murose ; translated by Michael Brase and Makiko Komada. = The book of urushi : Japanese lacquerware from a master = うるしの話 / Gonroku Matsuda ; supervised by Kazumi Murose ; translated by Michael Brase and Makiko Komada ; [foreword by Murose Kazumi].

Author/Creator:
Matsuda, Gonroku, 1896-1986 author.
松田権六, 1896-1986, author.
Publication:
Tokyo, Japan : Japan Publishing Industry Foundation for Culture, 2019.
Format/Description:
Book
255 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm
Edition:
First edition.
Series:
Japan library (Shuppan Bunka Sangyō Shinkō Zaidan)
Japan library
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Standardized Title:
Urushi no hanashi. English
うるしの話. English
Other Title:
Japanese title from colophon: Urushi no hanashi
Japanese title from colophon: うるしの話
Subjects:
Lacquer and lacquering.
Lacquer and lacquering -- Japan.
Japan.
Language:
Translated from the Japanese.
Summary:
"Urushi, Japanese lacquerware, is perhaps the oldest and most sublime of all the Japanese arts and crafts. Its history goes back more than 7,000 years, and it is still vibrantly alive today. It is practiced by craftsmen working in time-honored techniques and by modern artists forging the future. Valued for its utilitarian durability, urushi developed into an incomparable art, adorning a multitude of objects from luxurious palaces to lavish murals and exquisitely crafted fountain pens. The present book, written more than fifty years ago by the Living National Treasure Matsuda Gonroku, has long been a must-read for collectors, researchers, and laypeople. It is the "bible" of urushi, covering every conceivable aspect of the subject. It includes some fifty full-color illustrations of masterpieces honored by history and masterworks by Matsuda himself"-- Publisher's description.
Contents:
Part I. Urushi and the art of Urushi
Part II. My sixty years with Urushi.
Notes:
"Originally published in Japanese under the title Urushi no hanashi by Iwanami Shoten, Publishers, in 1964 and newly republished as an Iwanami Bunko in 2001. The present translation is based on the Bunko edition."--Title page verso.
Translated from the Japanese.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 240-241) and index.
Contributor:
Brase, Michael, translator.
Komada, Makiko, translator.
Murose, Kazumi, 1950- writer of foreword.
マイケル · ブレイス, translator.
駒田牧子, translator.
室瀬和美, 1950- writer of foreword.
ISBN:
9784866580609
4866580607
OCLC:
1091359164