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Murase, Miyeko

Works: 57 works in 210 publications in 4 languages and 5,570 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Illustrated works  Catalogs  History  Conference papers and proceedings  Legends 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Author of introduction, Compiler
Classifications: N7352, 709.520747471
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Most widely held works by Miyeko Murase
The tale of Genji : legends and paintings by Miyeko Murase( Book )

10 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 603 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Tale of Genji has provided endless inspiration for Japanese painters throughout the centuries. Widely held to be the first novel ever written, its story of the amorous adventures of the "shining prince" Genji and of the elaborate and highly ordered court culture of the Heian era was written by Murasaki Shikibu shortly after 1000 A.D., during a period of rich cultural flourishing. Presented here is a series of paintings illustrating the tale, bringing to life the events of this classic work." "The fifty-four images - illustrating one chapter each - date from the mid-seventeenth century and were executed by an artist trained in the traditional Tosa school of painting. Surrounded by gilded clouds, these graceful paintings shimmer with uncommon beauty and delicacy. Their small dimensions (they measure just over five inches square) and lyrical colors call to mind the miniature illuminated manuscripts of medieval Europe. Roofs are entirely removed from houses to reveal small, doll-like figures within. Delicate flowers and plants suggest the seasons of the year." "Miyeko Murase's introduction examines the paintings within the context of the history of Genji illustrations, providing insight into the evolution of the techniques and conventions employed by the artist. An overview of the tale that inspired them and of Murasaki Shikibu, its author, is also provided. Commentaries on each of the images describe the scene depicted and summarize, in brief, the key events from the tale."--Jacket
Bridge of dreams : the Mary Griggs Burke collection of Japanese art by Miyeko Murase( Book )

9 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 539 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Mary Griggs Burke Collection, represented in this volume and in the exhibition it accompanies, is a testimony to the intensity and selectivity of Mrs. Burke's collecting, guided by a discerning eye, a deep affection for Japan, and an appreciation of the country's cultural heritage." "Long recognized as one of the finest collections of Japanese art in private hands, the Mary Griggs Burke Collection is the largest and most comprehensive outside Japan." "While it provides a historical overview of the development of Japanese art, the collection illustrates as well Japan's capacity to foster divergent artistic traditions both from other cultures and from those that reflect indigenous tastes. It also demonstrates the profound impact of Buddhism on Japanese culture, the tastes and values of the courtly and military elite, and the interests of patrons who range from Sinophile rulers and scholars to pleasure-seeking urbanites."--Jacket
Turning point : Oribe and the arts of sixteenth-century Japan( Book )

10 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ceramics are closely connected to the tea ceremony and central to Japanese culture. In this context Oribe wares represented a unique and major development, since they were the earliest Japanese ceramics to carry extensive multicolor decoration. Boldly painted with geometric and naturalistic designs, they display sensuous glazes, especially in a distinctive vitreous green, as well as a whole repertoire of playful new shapes. These dashing wares matched the vigorous, extroverted, rapidly changing world of the warlords. Their genesis has traditionally been ascribed to Furuta Oribe (1543/44-1615), a warrior and the foremost tea master of his time, who appears to have played a crucial role in redefining the aesthetics of Japan. Over seventy engaging vessels of Oribe ware, along with striking examples of other types of wares produced in the same milieu, make up the heart of this catalogue." "During the era of Oribe, a common aesthetic language bound all the visual arts more strongly than at any other time in Japan before or since, and intimate working relationships existed among artists in different media. The forces that nourished this creative energy, the transformations that occurred, and the splendid works that resulted - together constituting the subject of this catalogue - are discussed by twenty distinguished scholars." "Published in conjunction with an exhibition organized by The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, in collaboration with The Museum of Fine Arts, Gifu, Japan, and held at The Metropolitan Museum of Art from October 21, 2003, to January 11, 2004, Turning Point: Oribe and the Arts of Sixteenth-Century Japan contains twelve essays and catalogue entries for more than 175 objects."--Jacket
Masterpieces of Japanese screen painting : the American collections by Miyeko Murase( Book )

13 editions published in 1990 in English and German and held by 427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Masterpieces of Japanese Screen Painting unites thirty-seven extraordinary Japanese screens in American collections. Together they represent the most important artists and schools of screen painting, and provide a balanced overview of the formats and techniques used and the wide range of subjects depicted. The works in this volume were created during the greatest eras of screen painting: the Muromachi period (1392-1573), when monochromatic ink painting came to be regarded as the only medium worthy of an important artist; the Momoyama period (1573-1615), the "golden age" of screen painting; and the Edo period (1615-1868), one of the most artistically prolific eras in history. In her Introduction and Commentaries on each screen, Dr. Miyeko Murase explores the functional and decorative roles that screens, which had originated in China, established in Japan. Screens of varying sizes had always been traditional features of domestic design, as they were used to create private spaces in the typical Japanese loft-like interior. Later, feudal lords, eager to decorate their castles in a sumptuous manner that would publicly convey their wealth, commissioned artists to paint on a large scale with brilliant colors, as well as with generous amounts of gold and silver leaf. Dr. Murase also discusses the wide range of images depicted. Artists represented events of famous festivals, scenes from the ancient Confucian theme of the "Four Gentlemanly Accomplishments," and episodes from The Tale of Jenji, one of the best loved stories in Japanese literature. Yet the most popular subjects remained well within Japanese tradition: images of nature, landscapes, flowers and birds and other wild animals. This volume's oversized format was specially designed to suit the impressive size and magnitude of the screens. Thirteen screens are reproduced on gatefold pages, which measure over four feet wide when fully opened. Several screens are published here for the first time; all are reproduced in color, with the gold carefully printed, in order to capture their glowing, glorious hues. -- from dust jacket
Tales of Japan : scrolls and prints from the New York Public Library by Miyeko Murase( Book )

14 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and held by 424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Byōbu: Japanese screens from New York collections by Miyeko Murase( Book )

8 editions published in 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Iconography of the Tale of Genji : Genji monogatari ekotoba by Miyeko Murase( Book )

8 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and held by 364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The arts of Japan : an international symposium by Miyeko Murase( Book )

10 editions published between 1977 and 2000 in English and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The written image : Japanese calligraphy and painting from the Sylvan Barnet and William Burto collection by Miyeko Murase( Book )

9 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Calligraphy is often regarded as the purest manifestation of an artist's inner character and level of cultivation, as well as the expression of his soul, thoughts, and feelings. This publication presents some fifty-eight Japanese works, almost all calligraphy, from the remarkable collection formed over the last forty years by Sylvan Barnet and William Burto, literary scholars who became enraptured by the Japanese art of the brush. Their holdings, virtually unique outside Japan, not only embody a fundamental aspect of Japanese culture but also testify to the growing sophistication of Americans' engagement with other cultures." "Spanning more than a thousand years from the Nara period (710-784) through the nineteenth century, the material includes sublime early sutras, or transcriptions of the Buddha's discourses; an extraordinary mandala that is perhaps the finest example of its kind in the West; seminal works by such renowned figures as Myoe, Koetsu, Muso, Konoe, and Daishin; engaging letters and poems that illuminate courtly life; and powerful graphic statements by Zen monk-artists."--BOOK JACKET
Emaki, narrative scrolls from Japan by Miyeko Murase( Book )

7 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unrivalled splendor : the Kimiko and John Powers collection of Japanese art by Christine Starkman( Book )

8 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

""More than eighty splendid artworks from the renowned Powers collection, including sculpture, calligraphy, and painted scrolls and screens, illuminate the culture and artistry of Japan over several centuries"--Provided by publisher"
Through the seasons : Japanese art in nature by Miyeko Murase( Book )

10 editions published in 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jewel rivers : Japanese art from the Burke Collection by Miyeko Murase( Book )

4 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Japanese art : selections from the Mary and Jackson Burke Collection : [exhibition] by Miyeko Murase( Book )

10 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Art through a lifetime : the Mary Griggs Burke Collection by Mary and Jackson Burke Foundation( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Japanese ink painting and calligraphy : from the collection of the Tokiwayama Bunko, Kamakura, Japan by Hisao Sugahara( Book )

1 edition published in 1967 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Herbstwind in den Kiefern : japanische Kunst der Sammlung Langen( Book )

5 editions published in 1998 in German and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Katalogbuch zu einer Ausstellung mit Werken japanischer Malerei und Skulptur, die in mehreren Städten zu sehen war. Das Sammlerehepaar Viktor und Marianne Langen hat seit den 60er Jahren einen ausgesprochen wertvolle Sammlung japanischer Kunst (Mandalas, Rollbilder und Stellschirme, Skulpturen) zusammengetragen. Aus dieser Privatsammlung (Museum in Ascona) wurden 96 herausragende Objekte für diese Ausstellung bereitgestellt, die 3 Themenbereiche umfasst: Religiöse Kunst, monochrome Tuschmalerei und Malerei in der japanischen Tradition. Jeder Themenbereich wird eingeleitet, die Objekte farbig abgebildet und von japanischen Kunsthistorikern ausführlich und sachkundig beschrieben. Im Anhang: Zeittafel, Glossar, Künstlerverzeichnis und Literaturauswahl. Der Katalog vermittelt einen repräsentativen Überblick über die japanische Tradition (besonders der verschiedenen japanischen Malschulen) in Malerei und Skulptur vom 12. bis zum 19. Jahrhundert. (3) (LK/K: Weber)
L'Art du Japon by Miyeko Murase( Book )

2 editions published between 1996 and 2001 in French and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Histoire des traditions artistiques japonaises, de l'arrivée du bouddhisme à la première moitié du XIXe siècle, dans lesquelles les arts appliqués tiennent une place tout aussi importante que la peinture, la sculpture ou l'architecture
Il Giappone by Miyeko Murase( Book )

5 editions published between 1992 and 1998 in Italian and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Tenjin Engi scrolls : a study of their genealogical relationship by Miyeko Murase( Book )

11 editions published between 1962 and 1988 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The tale of Genji : legends and paintings
Alternative Names
Mieko Murase 1924-....

Miyeko Murase.

Miyeko Murase 1924-....

Murase, M.

Murase, Mieko.

Murase Mieko 1924-....

Murase, Miyeko

Murase, Miyeko 1924-

ムラセ, ミエコ

村瀬 実恵子 1924-....


村瀬実恵子 1924-

English (139)

German (8)

Italian (5)

French (2)

Bridge of dreams : the Mary Griggs Burke collection of Japanese artTurning point : Oribe and the arts of sixteenth-century JapanThe arts of Japan : an international symposiumThe written image : Japanese calligraphy and painting from the Sylvan Barnet and William Burto collectionThrough the seasons : Japanese art in natureHerbstwind in den Kiefern : japanische Kunst der Sammlung Langen