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Netsuke : 100 miniature masterpieces from Japan

Author: Noriko Tsuchiya; Max Rutherston; Neil MacGregor
Publisher: New York, NY : The Overlook Press, 2015. ©2014
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book brings together one hundred of the most beautiful and interesting netsuke from the extensive collection of the British Museum, each of which has its own special charm and story to tell. Uncovering the stories behind these netsuke, and coupling them with stunning new photography, the book reveals why these tiny objects have captivated so many, the meaning they have held for those who wore them, and what  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Catalogs
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Noriko Tsuchiya; Max Rutherston; Neil MacGregor
ISBN: 146831243X 9781468312430
OCLC Number: 908071280
Notes: "From the British Museum's collection."
Description: 224 pages : color illustrations ; 19 cm
Contents: Director's foreword / Neil MacGregor --
Introduction --
The human form: Foreigners ; Natives ; Figures from legend ; Figures from Buddhism --
Immortals and others --
Ghosts and the supernatural --
Masks --
Animals: The twelve zodiac animals ; Other animals --
Manjū and other objects: Signatures
Other Titles: One hundred miniature masterpieces from Japan
Hundred miniature masterpieces from Japan
Responsibility: Noriko Tsuchiya ; with assistance from Max Rutherston ; foreword by Neil MacGregor.

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"This book brings together one hundred of the most beautiful and interesting netsuke from the extensive collection of the British Museum, each of which has its own special charm and story to tell. Uncovering the stories behind these netsuke, and coupling them with stunning new photography, the book reveals why these tiny objects have captivated so many, the meaning they have held for those who wore them, and what they can tell us about Japanese everyday life during the Edo period."--Publisher's description.

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