The Art of Japan - From the Jomon to the Tokugawa Period by Peter C. Swann

By Peter C. Swann

Hardcover: 242 pages
Publisher: Crown Publishing staff, included; Revised Ed. version (January 1, 1966)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1199444987
ISBN-13: 978-1199444981
ASIN: B00005VFZ4
Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.7 x 1 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.8 kilos

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The former were supporters of the old gods and faiths while the reformers saw in the and organization far more advanced own. Naturally enough they attributed the Koreans' Korean system a than their civilization superiority to Chinese influence. Politically the Chinese system of centraUzed administration appealed to the pro-Buddhist faction, which saw in Similarly it it could a means of controlling unruly local chieftains. make tax-collecting more effective, important to a central regime that was attempting the and this was difficult task of organizing a rapidly expanding nation.

Shrine. Lacquer on wood. Horyu-ji Temple, Nara. The Gakko Bosatsu ('Moonlight Bodhisallva). One Buddha fBuddha of Heahng) in the Yakushi-ji Temple, Nara. Plate 9 - of the attendants ol the main Yakushi C. d. 720. CJ. p. 60. 43 Plate o - Lar^e clay figure of the Nikko Bosatsu ('Sunlight Bodhisattva') Late Nara. T6dai-ji Temple, i NaiTdi. 2 cm. p. 62. Plate i i - Portrait of the Priest Ganjin. Hollow dry lacquer. Late Nara. pp. 72, 123. 45 Plate 12 - Section of the E-Ingakyo ('Illustrated Sutra of Causes and Effects in the Past and Present') showing the daughters of the King of Evil attacking the Buddha.

Just before the T'ang) begin to appear in bronze statues such as the Sho ji Kannon in the Kakurin- Temple. Japanese contacts China with proper brought the country into close touch with a cosmopolitan world in which China in its turn was strongly under the influence of the west. In many ways T'ang dynasty was the least art under the purely Chinese period in the whole of her history. Influence Fig. 29 - Clay figure of a girl. East side of the group on the ground floor of the Five-storeyed Pagoda of the Horyu-ji Temple, Nara.

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