Japanese Art and Design Book accompanies the reopening of the V and A’s Toshiba Gallery of Art and Design in November 2015. Ten chapters focus on subjects such as the effects of Buddhism on the country’s arts and culture; the samurai; the highly aestheticised tea ceremony. It has been a notable feature of Japanese culture from the Medieval period up to the present day.
The culture of Ukiyo-e and the graphic arts (prints, illustrated books, paintings, and screens from the Edo period); exchanges with the West and imperialism, right up to modern and contemporary crafts and design. The Japanese Art and Design Book has 240 pages, is a fascinating hardback, and would be an ideal gift for anyone interested in Japanese culture!