Japanese Animal Art: Antique and Contemporary by Lea Baten Japanese Animal Art: Antique and Contemporary by Lea Baten

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Japanese Animal Art: Antique and Contemporary by Lea Baten

$40.00

This book cover conveys a potent wish for your future happiness. The elegant crane is one of the most auspicious symbols of Japanese animal lore. To the crane and tortoise are attributed the two greatest gifts of life: happiness and longevity.

Here we have a treasure trove of animal symbolism, myths, and facts explained in a lively and comprehensive manner, and accompanied by excellent photography. It is a pleasurable starting point for the beginner who is not yet fully acquainted with Japanese art, and will help the advance collector to a better understanding of some puzzling pieces. For all Japan overs, the intriguing animal theme can be an inspiration to collect appealing animals, interesting techniques, and unusual materials. An—whether rare or current—all these animals have a common factor: they represent the artist’s or craftsman's unique technical approach to his work, and his ability to free forms and to shape the basic materials of nature to his inner vision.

Excellent, hardcover, Like New condition.

Product Dimensions: 8-8" x 11-0"