National Palace Museum ed: JIAORONG ZHI MEI: SHENHU SHILI BOWUGUAN JINGPIN ZHAN. The Beauty of Interchange: Selections from Japan's Kobe City Museum. Taibei 2019. 299 pp. Colour plates throughout. 27x21 cm. Wrappers.
Catalogue of an exhibition at the National Palace Museum in Taibei showing a fine selection of masterpieces and highlights loaned by Kobe City Museum in Japan. A focus on cross-cultural exchanges and trade. Includes fine Japanese ceramics, eastern and western maps of East Asia and Japan, numerous varied objects showing early foreign influences (primarily Dutch and Chinese) in Japan and numerous interesting prints and paintings, including a few rare Chinese woodblock prints from Suzhou. In five sections: 1. Setting Sail for the New World: Maps and Overseas Knowledge; 2. Nagasaki: A Crossroads for People and Things; 3. Chinese Painting Styles: Obaku and Nampin; 4. Styles from the West: Chinese and Dutch Influences; 5. From Exoticism to the Modern World. Illustrated throughout. Prefaces and list of plates in English. Main text in Chinese.
Can be ordered in, as of: 08/11/2019
Was item 27 in printed List 196.
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