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Japanese Sculpture of the Tempyo Period

Masterpieces of the Eighth Century, One-Volume Edition

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$65.00 • €48.00

ISBN 9780674437272

Publication Date: 01/01/1964

165 pages

219 halftones


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  • List of Illustrations in Text
    • Langdon Warner (Portrait Sketch by Arthur Pope)
    • Map 1. Eastern Asia
    • Map 2. Nara
    • Figure 1. Head of Buddha
    • Figure 2. Composite Photograph of Shukkongō-jin and Misshaku Rikishi
    • Figure 3. Yakushi Nyorai
    • Figure 4. One of the Ni-ō, guardian pair
  • List of Plates
  • Note on the Name Tempyo
  • Introduction: A Man and an Era
  • I. The Period
    • Chapter 1. Society and the Craftsman
    • Chapter 2. Craftsman, Nature, and Shinto
    • Chapter 3. Buddhism and the Arts
    • Chapter 4. T’ang China and Tempyo Japan
    • Chapter 5. Abbot Ganjin
    • Chapter 6. Lacquer Sculpture
    • Chapter 7. Masks of the Gigaku Drama
    • Chapter 8. The Essentials of Image-Making
  • II. The Sculpture
    • Section 1. Bronze (Hakuho Period, 645–710)
    • Section 2. Tempyo Temple Interior
    • Section 3. Bronze (Tempyo Period, 710–794)
    • Section 4. Clay
    • Section 5. Hollow Lacquer
    • Section 6. Hollow Lacquer with Lattice Support
    • Section 7. Lacquered Wood Core
    • Section 8. Lacquered Carved Wood
    • Section 9. Wood (Tempyo and Post-Tempyo)
    • Section 10. Gigaku Masks
  • Appendix
    • Temples and Kinds of Sculpture
    • List of Deities and Saints
    • List of Sutras and Other Scripture
    • Principal Periods of Japanese Art
    • Era Names
    • Emperors and Empresses
  • Bibliography
  • Index

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