Print Location: Art N7350.P3 1981
Print Location: Art Library N8193.A4F57 1993 c.1-2
Print Location: Art 722.1So65E
Print Location: Art N7350.M26 1993 c.1-c.5
Bibliographic essays discuss important English titles important for beginners. This e-book edition also functions as a searchable database. A Reader's Guide to the Arts of Japan is available in print at the end of Mason’s History of Japanese art.
Print Location: Art Image Collection-East Asian Section (Call numbers vary)
An important English language survey providing an introduction to the arts of Japan. Volumes include extensive illustrations and diagrams. Each volume covers a medium and/or period.
Print Location: Art N7336.L43 1994
Print Location: Art N7350.M26 1993 c.1-5
Print Location: Art Ref Z5947.3.J3 G73 1993
A very useful resource, covering a wide range of material. Categories include such areas as subjects depicted in prints, types of prints, print artists, collectors and collections, and the influence of Japanese art and printmaking on Western art.
"The year 2009 marks the 400th anniversary of the opening of trade between Japan and the Netherlands in 1609. The National Diet Library (NDL) and the National Library of the Netherlands (Koninklijke Bibliotheek) take this opportunity to make digital exhibitions which introduce selected materials from each collection, about the history of the exchanges between Japan and the Netherlands."
Print Location: Art N7337.H97 1987
Print Location: Art NA1553.N5713 1985
Print Location: Art Ref Z5947.3.J3A27 1984
This annotated bibliography provides short descriptions of works written in English on topics including history, traditional and Modern printing techniques, subject matter, artists, and types of Japanese prints. In addition, the author has cited sources covering print identifying symbols and seals, collections and exhibitions, and connoisseurship. Finally, this source provides citations that address the cross-cultural influences of Japanese prints. Arranged in thirteen categories by period, subject, and type. Also includes a glossary of terms, and a subject and author index.
Print Location: Art Ref. N7358.B55 1981
The biographical entries in this dictionary are arranged by media since the art form is discussed as well as its practitioners, so the index must be used to find all references to an artist. Complemented by maps, an extensive bibliography, black and white plates and charts of artistic lineages and families, this title includes contemporary art and covers all media. Some entries list museums owning the artist's work. The index lists artists' names written in Japanese characters and a bibliography in the back lists a few titles about each artist.
Print Location: Art Ref. N7358.R6
Geared toward the western reader, this rather concise biographical dictionary covers artists who died before 1972. Artists are listed alphabetically by western names, but entries do provide their corresponding characters and alternate names. The entries also include a list of museum collections that house works by the artist, in addition to short bibliographies. Finally, there is a brief glossary, an index of alternate names and a character index.
Print Location: Art ND1058 .T65 1958
Print Location: Art N7353.5.F57 1988 c.1-2
Catalog of an exhibition held at the Spencer Museum of Art, Apr. 2-May 22, 1988 and the Honolulu Academy of Arts, Sept. 21-Oct. 23, 1988.
pre-history to contemporary art. There is some full-text from 1995 to date.
Indexes the Allen Memorial Art Museum Bulletin
Indexes 350 art magazines and journals covering
pre-history to contemporary art.
Indexes the Allen Memorial Art Museum Bulletin
Indexes English language articles on all aspects of East, Southeast, and South Asian culture.
Scholarly journal archive for the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences; recent volumes (within 2 to 5 years) not available for many titles.
OhioLINK Library Catalog is a combined catalog of over 7.8 million books and other library materials from many of Ohio?s universities, colleges, community colleges and the State Library of Ohio. OhioLINK?s design allows you to transfer a search from your local library catalog to the OhioLINK combined catalog with the touch of a button. The OhioLINK catalog provides immediate access to the library holdings of the whole system, including current availability status. Requested books and other materials are delivered to your library within a few days. Catalog entries for electronic books and journals link directly to those resources.
Print Location: Art Ref. N 7350 .W23 1990
Print Location: Art Ref. N7340.M8175 1981
Iconography, biography, schools, styles, and techniques
Print Location: Art Ref. N6538.A83 H35 2007
* 75 artists
* cultural connections to the US and one or more East Asian countries
Print Location: Art Ref. NA 208.E53 1997 vols.1-3
o Covers vernacular, indigenous, tribal, folk, peasant, & traditional architecture
Most comprehensive art encyclopedia available in English; Excellent bibliographies; Covers art broadly defined (traditional & new media, decorative arts, performance, dance, ritual, jewelry, etc.) worldwide from pre-history to the present.
note: Part of Oxford Art Online, a suite of four art encyclopedias
Print Location: Art Ref. NE1323.M46 1992
Supplementary to their previous book, Modern Japanese Prints: The Early Years (NE 1323 .M47 1990), this guide provides a deepened discussion of printmakers ranging from Meiji artists, who were still active at the turn of the century, to those born during or soon after World War II. Chapters include: short biographies of artists (listed in English with their corresponding characters), listings of art schools, organizations and exhibitions, publishers, carvers, and printers. In addition, this book also contains an index to artists' alternate names, a chronology of important events, and a glossary of terms.
Print Location: Art NE1310.L319 1978
A good place to begin research this illustrated dictionary of Ukiyo-e includes a useful index of actor's identifying crests, signatures of artists, and publisher's seals. Chapters are arranged by period beginning in 1660 through 1880's. This book also offers many color images, in addition to an index to artists' alternate names. Though this book appears comprehensive on the surface, it should be noted that the author's assertions tend to be highly opinionated, and thus, further research is advised.
Print Location: Main Ref. DS805.J263 1993 vols. 1-2
With over 4,000 illustrations this is a particularly good and up-to-date source for background information on Japan and basic information about it art and architecture. An abridged and updated version of Kodansha Encyclopedia of Japan
Print Location: Art Ref. & Main Ref. PN2924.5.K3 L44 1997
Print Location: Art Ref N7350 .N475 1987
The standard dictionary of Japanese art. Includes media, artists and movements. Numerous black and white illustrations and diagrams and a color fold-out timeline. In Japanese.
ArtRadarAsia is a great source, with its broad range of topics covering all of the Asian art world. It’s an excellent resource for finding a paper topic or an overview of a movement or a specific area of Asia.
Print Location: Art Ref N8193 .L6813 1995
introduction to Buddhist iconography and symbolism
Print Location: Art 709.54C78E
Print Location: Art Ref. BQ130.B88 1994 vols. 1-2
Details Buddhism's complex supernatural world
Tables for identifying deities by their attributes (vol. 2)
Print Location: Art N8193.2.A4I45 1978
Thorough discussion of Buddha images in Asian art.
Print Location: Art Ref. N7350.J75
Print Location: Art 730.952SA87M
Print Location: Art Ref NE1321.8.S74 1979b
Print Location: Art Ref. N7350 .B233 2001
This title provides valuable historical and theoretical information on the inception and usage of many metaphoric, metonymic, and tag-like symbols and motifs in the “fine” and “applied” arts of Japan. Because the book intends to unearth specified visual symbolism, the rubric of “fine” arts has been limited to include only painting, sculpture, ceramics, and woodblock printing. Applied arts refers to conventional household objects, religious implements, weapons and metalwork, theatrical and traditional dress and accessories, and other common decorative arts. Brief entries cover symbols arranged alphabetically within broad thematic chapters; use the index to locate specific concepts within or across chapters. Black and white and color illustrations are included generously throughout. A glossary of Key Individuals and Terms and selected bibliographies complete the work. See the Materials and Collateral Subjects bibliography for more specialized East Asian iconography titles.
Print Location: Art Library & Art Image Collection N7353.3 .S2713
Print Location: Art Image Collection N7353.5 .H67 1995
Print Location: Art Image Collection N7353.5 .N368 1994
Print Location: Art Image Collection N7353.5 .N376 1994
Print Location: Art Image Collection N7352.G88 1993
Print Location: Art Image Collection N7352.G87 1993
Print Location: Art Image Collection NE1321.8 .K3513 1996
Print Location: Art Image Collection N7350.Y6313
Mary A. Ainsworth first traveled to Japan in 1905. Over the next 25 years, she steadily acquired a collection of Japanese prints and books of impressive breadth and depth. Ainsworth bequeathed her collection to Oberlin College in 1950.
Print Location: N 7262 .C59 1998
Print Location: Art N7262 .C59 1998 c.1-2
* A collection known as "one of the most distinguished in the West, representing the highest level of Chinese artistic accomplishment."
* Many objects are also on their website.
Print Location: Art Image Collection-East Asian Section (Call numbers vary)
- Easy access to the "wealth of visual materials" available on museum and educational institution web sites
- Catalogs resources in "student-friendly" ways
- Includes collections databases, digital image libraries, archived websites of special exhibitions, online presentations of focused collections, and websites for teaching with and about art [from the website]
Print Location: Collection N7353.5.U345 1988 vols. 1-10
Print Location: Art Image Collection NE1321.8 .U446 vols. 1-9 c.2
- One of the finest Asian libraries in the United States
- One of the best Art Libraries in the country
- Strong collection covering East Asian Art
Objects and related material from the permanent collection
Large number of high quality digital images
Japan's national museum digital collections include the
TNM Collection: ca. 600 outstanding works including paintings, calligraphy, sculpture, decorative arts, and archaeology. Works can be scrolled in lists by type or on current display, or searched by artist or region
E-Museum: High definition images of important objects owned by four national museums: Tokyo National Museum, Kyoto National Museum, Nara National Museum and Kyushu National Museum.
PMJS is an interdisciplinary forum for those doing research into earlier periods of Japanese art, culture, history, religion and literature. Founded in Sept. 1999 as the "premodern Japanese studies mailing list," it is now known by its acronym. A major project of PMJS is a bibliography of translations from classical Japanese. The PMJS website also offers a classified and searchable index of Monumenta Nipponica. (Monumenta Nipponica, a quarterly journal on Japanese culture and society, was founded in 1938, making it one of the oldest English-language academic journals in the field of Asian studies.)
Print Location: N 7355.4 .F76 2012
"Brings together critical historical documents, many of which are translated into English for the first time, in Japanese arts from the end of World War II through the next four and a half decades."--P. 14
note: Closed Reserve Spring 2013
Rich collections of Japan's national library digitized and available for download. For the visual arts see in particular
Rare books and old materials: Japanese items created before the end of the Edo period (1868), Chinese items created before the end of the Qing dynasty, including Nishiki-e (colored woodblock prints), E-zu (old maps and plans)
Books: 350,000 fully digitized, published before 1969. See esp. Fine Arts
Print Location: Art N7350 .Y298 1981
A chronology of major political, social and cultural events in Japan from the introduction of Buddhism to the 20th century. Significant developments in art history are noted as well.
Includes historical movements in Japan's fine arts (architecture, painting, and sculpture).