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Freer Gallery of Art

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Works: 531 works in 1,004 publications in 4 languages and 23,636 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Catalogs  History  Periodicals  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Guidebooks  Illustrations  Sermons  Manuscripts 
Roles: Editor, Other, Publisher
Classifications: N857.5, 759.952074753
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Twelve centuries of Japanese art from the Imperial collections by Ann¬ Einf.¬ Yonemura ( Book )
4 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 787 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The book also examines the court's role as an art benefactor in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, when international influences had a dramatic impact on Japanese notions of the visual arts. Replete with color reproductions, Twelve Centuries of Japanese Art from the Imperial Collections offers scholars, collectors, connoisseurs, historians, and all those interested in Japanese art an unprecedented view of Japanese aesthetic sensibility as expressed in the imperial collections
Chinese art of the warring states period : change and continuity, 480-222 B.C. by Thomas Lawton ( Book )
7 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and held by 774 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ars orientalis; the arts of Islam and the East by Freer Gallery of Art ( )
in English and Multiple languages and held by 724 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From concept to context : approaches to Asian and Islamic calligraphy by Freer Gallery of Art ( Book )
3 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 710 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Art of the Arab World : [catalogue of an exhibition] by Freer Gallery of Art ( Book )
9 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 571 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Freer Chinese bronzes by Freer Gallery of Art ( Book )
in English and held by 537 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the beginning : bibles before the year 1000 ( Book )
4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Peacock Room : a cultural biography by Linda Merrill ( Book )
2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Chinese figure painting by Freer Gallery of Art ( Book )
2 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The potter's brush : the Kenzan style in Japanese ceramics by Richard L Wilson ( Book )
4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Ogata Kenzan (1663-1743) is celebrated as Japan's most inventive creator of ceramic decoration and foremost workshop master. His reputation is a product both of his own time - an eighteenth-century Japanese guidebook noted his work as a "must-buy" - and of the modern age: the esteem in which he was held in Japan was ignited in the West as critics, art dealers, and collectors vied for his colorfully painted and inscribed work at the turn of the twentieth century. The fact that it was signed by the maker himself was one of its principal draws. In the 1960s, over to 100 hitherto unknown pieces were authenticated by leading experts and then exposed as forgeries. The scandal raised questions about the nature of the "authentic," given that even the ceramics produced during Ogata Kenzan's lifetime rarely issued directly from his own hand. Wares continued to be produced under his name, in all probity, long after his death." "Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919) was the world's principal collector of Kenzan wares, and his acquisitions ranged from original pieces of Kenzan's workshop to late-nineteenth-century forgeries. The entire spectrum is presented here for the first time. The story of Freer's collection uncovers the secret history of the complex relationships between makers and connoisseurs, between individual creativity and artisanal work, relationships that often operate across centuries." "The Potter's Brush explores the appropriation of the Kenzan name, detailing two centuries of innovation and reproduction, and charting the evolution of what amounts to a designer brand of ceramics. Abundantly illustrated in full color, with a complete inventory of the Freer Gallery of Art collection, this radical survey offers new ways of looking at both the works themselves and the strategies whereby their status has been established in the art world."--BOOK JACKET
The Freer Indian sculptures by Aschwin Lippe ( Book )
3 editions published in 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Worshiping the ancestors : Chinese commemorative portraits by Jan Stuart ( Book )
3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Despite their compelling presence and often exquisite quality, Chinese ancestor portraits have never been studied as a genre. This illustrated book is the first to explore in depth the artistic, historical, and religious significance of these remarkable paintings and to place them in context with other types of commemorative portraiture." "Since the sixteenth century, portraits were commissioned in China in great number and variety. Depictions of individuals range from formal, iconic poses to the very casual and offer fascinating glimpses of Chinese life and culture. The riveting, realistic ancestor portraits - supremely powerful likenesses - were important objects of veneration, and the practice of making memorial portraits continued into the twentieth century, when paintings were gradually replaced by photographs." "Until recently, these often lavish, full-length portraits of seated men and women, which came into vogue in the late-Ming (1368-1644) and Qing dynasties (1644-1911), languished in relative obscurity, hidden from the view of non-family members and largely ignored by connoisseurs of Chinese art. Here, the authors explore the works in depth, present a fascinating study of the Qing imperial court, provide biographies of sitters from the military and social elite, and discuss the magnificent furniture and costumes that often surround the subjects. They also consider the impact of photography." "The book focuses on the superb collection of Ming and Qing portraits in the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery of the Smithsonian institution, Washington, D.C., with works recently restored to their original brilliance by the museum's conservators. This group of paintings was originally assembled in the late 1930s and 1940s by Richard G. Pritzlaff, a New Mexican rancher, who obtained the portraits from a Chinese dealer known for his connections with nobles selling their family heirlooms." "Worshiping the Ancestors appeals to connoisseurs of Chinese art and to all those interested in social history, portraiture, and devotional art."--BOOK JACKET
A descriptive and illustrative catalogue of Chinese bronzes : acquired during the administration of John Ellerton Lodge (with 50 plates) by Freer Gallery of Art ( Book )
1 edition published in 1946 in English and held by 399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The imperial image : paintings for the Mughal court by Milo Cleveland Beach ( Book )
2 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Seto and Mino ceramics by Louise Allison Cort ( Book )
2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
publications on the Japanese collections in the Freer Gallery of Art. Because Charles Lang Freer began buying Japanese ceramics as early as 1892, the Freer Gallery collection has developed a historical depth that is of compelling interest for connoisseurs of Seto and Mino wares. This volume draws upon current research by Japanese archaeologists and art historians in its exploration of the Freer Gallery's important group of 126 works. Dating from the seventh through the
The Old Testament manuscripts in the Freer collection by Henry A Sanders ( Book )
11 editions published between 1917 and 1972 in English and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The minor prophets in the Freer collection and the Berlin fragment of Genesis by Henry A Sanders ( Book )
4 editions published in 1927 in Greek, Ancient and English and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The New Testament manuscripts of the Freer collection by Henry A Sanders ( Book )
13 editions published between 1918 and 2009 in English and Greek, Ancient and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ceramics from the world of Islam by Freer Gallery of Art ( Book )
2 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Coptic manuscripts in the Freer collection by William H Worrell ( Book )
9 editions published between 1923 and 2004 in English and Coptic and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Freer Gallery of Art nswd
Smithsonian Institution. Freer Gallery of Art.
Smithsonian Institution. Freer Gallery of Art (Washington)
Smithsonian Institution (Washington D.C.). Freer Gallery of Art
Washington (D.C.). Freer Gallery of Art
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