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Author Matsuda, Gonroku, 1896-1986, author.
松田権六, 1896-1986, author.

Title The book of Urushi : Japanese lacquerware from a master / Gonroku Matsuda ; supervised by Kazumi Murose ; translated by Michael Brase and Makiko Komada.

Published Tokyo, Japan : Japan Publishing Industry Foundation for Culture, 2019.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  745.726 MATS    AVAILABLE
Uniform title Urushi no hanashi. English
うるしの話. English
Edition First [English] edition.
Physical description 255 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm.
Series Japan library
Japan library (Shuppan Bunka Sangyō Shinkō Zaidan)
Notes "Originally published in Japanese under the title Urushi no hanashi by Iwanami Shoten, Publishers, in 1964 and newly republished as an Iwanami Bunko in 2001. The present translation is based on the Bunko edition."--Title page verso.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 240-241) and index.
Contents Part I. Urushi and the art of Urushi -- Part II. My sixty years with Urushi.
Summary "Urushi, Japanese lacquerware, is perhaps the oldest and most sublime of all the Japanese arts and crafts. Its history goes back more than 7,000 years, and it is still vibrantly alive today. It is practiced by craftsmen working in time-honored techniques and by modern artists forging the future. Valued for its utilitarian durability, urushi developed into an incomparable art, adorning a multitude of objects from luxurious palaces to lavish murals and exquisitely crafted fountain pens. The present book, written more than fifty years ago by the Living National Treasure Matsuda Gonroku, has long been a must-read for collectors, researchers, and laypeople. It is the "bible" of urushi, covering every conceivable aspect of the subject. It includes some fifty full-color illustrations of masterpieces honored by history and masterworks by Matsuda himself." -- Publisher's description
Language notes Translated from the Japanese.
Other author Brase, Michael, translator.
Komada, Makiko, translator.
駒田牧子, translator.
Murose, Kazumi, author of foreword, other.
Subject Lacquer and lacquering -- Japan.
ISBN 9784866580609