Netsuke. The Raymond and Frances Bushell Collection of Netsuke,
Автор: Benson Peter Название: Art of Carving Netsuke ISBN: 1861086822 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781861086822 Издательство: GMC Рейтинг: Цена: 10570 T Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ. Описание: Focuses on the intricate skill of creating Japanese Netsuke. Including step-by-step instructions accompanied by many colour photographs, this title is suitable for carvers of various abilities, from the relative beginner to the experienced and dedicated carver to create their own miniature carvings reflecting Japanese tradition.
Intricately carved from various materials including ivory, wood and metal, these tiny sculptures served a practical purpose in Japan: a netsuke was used as a toggle to fasten personal accessories to a man's sash, an integral part of Japanese costume. Worn from the late sixteenth century to the nineteenth century, netsuke were rarely of artistic interest, but as time passed they evolved in terms of both materials and workmanship, and were then used by men to flaunt their wealth or as an expression of status.
Today netsuke are considered an art form in their own right and are prized by collectors around the world. They continue to be carved and are found in a variety of forms that depict a wide range of subjects - including figures of human and legendary form, ghosts, animals, botanical subjects and masks. Skillfully worked, these miniatures carving are of great artistic value, but they also provide a window into Japanese culture and society of the Edo period (1615-1868)
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.
Автор: Jubb Bob Название: Carving Japanese Netsuke for Beginners ISBN: 1861086938 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781861086938 Издательство: Неизвестно Рейтинг: Цена: 10940 T Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ. Описание: Covers the full process and techniques required, from making the maquette to finished item. This title includes 6 step-by-step projects with photographs and tips. It also features a history of the craft and a gallery of inspirational examples.