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Jahss, Melvin & Betty.
Inro and other miniature forms of Japanese Lacquer Art.

London Keegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co.: [1971].

A standard and absolutely lovely book on a classic art form of Japan. The authors note- "When Japan finally opened her doors to the outside world in the mid-19th century, there emerged one of the most skillful, most exquisite, and remarkable art forms ever developed by any country: that of Japanese lacquer. Today, it is startling to discover that what we now consider as avant-garde in modern art- such as abstraction, impressionism, and collage- had already been perfected by Japanese lacquer artists over 300 years ago". This is the perfect book not only for the inro aficionado, but for anyone who wants a good single book on the subject.

Hardcover. 8.5"x11", 487 pages, 76 color and 180 b/w illustrations, dj light wear, slight wave to the first pages.

Inventory #: 31066
Price: $ 150.00      

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