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Most popular Oriental art books

The most popular Oriental art books currently available. Updated weekly.
Hiroshige was one of the last great artists of ukiyo-e, the woodblock print genre that flourished between the 17th and 19th century and did much to determine the world's visual concept of Japan. This dependable introduction leads you through the blossoming cherry trees, beautiful women, and dramatic ocean views that made Hiroshige a household...
Meet the artist whose majestic wave sent ripples across the world. Hokusai, master artist and printmaker, is not only one of the giants of Japanese art but a father figure to Western modernism, inspiring a whole new notion of space for artists from Monet to Morisot, Cassatt to Klimt. Spanning erotic books, historical novels, and album prints,...
Hokusai: beyond the Great Wave
A major publication on Hokusai's remarkable late work, incorporating fresh scholarship on the sublime paintings and prints the artist created in the last thirty years of his life.
Japanese Art
An authoritative and provocative survey of the arts of Japan, brought right up to date with the latest developments and current trends.
Hiroshige. One Hundred Famous Views of Edo
A dazzling reprint of Hiroshige's views of Edo (modern-day Tokyo), one of the masterpieces of the ukiyo-e woodblock tradition and a paradigm of the Japonisme that inspired Impressionist, Post-Impressionist and Art Nouveau artists, from Vincent van Gogh to James McNeill Whistler.
Hiroshige & Eisen. The Sixty-Nine Stations along the Kisokaido
This XXL edition reprints Keisai Eisen and Utagawa Hiroshige's legendary series The Sixty-Nine Stations along the Kisokaido, a stunning representation of the historic route between Edo (Tokyo) and Kyoto. Sourced from one of the finest surviving first editions, this vivid tapestry of 19th-century Japan is in equal parts a major artifact of its...
Chinese Pictograms: The Pictographic Evolution & Graphic Creation of Hanzi
This book breaks the boundary between culture, art, and design by means of integrating the historical and cultural knowledge of Chinese characters with graphic designs. It will enable designers to maximize the expression value of Chinese characters in visuals!
Islamic Art
This gorgeous survey of art from the Islamic world covers three continents and fourteen centuries.
Islamic Patterns: An Analytical and Cosmological Approach
Islamic art has long been misunderstood in the West as no more than decoration. This study explains how the geometrical patterns of Islamic art reveal intrinsic cosmological laws. The primary function of the patterns is to lead the mind from the literal world towards the underlying reality.
Hokusai: A Life in Drawing
A beautifully illustrated introduction to Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849), the most prolific and diverse artist of Japan's Edo period, and master of ukiyo-e - `images of the floating world'.
Chinese Wallpaper in Britain and Ireland
Lavishly illustrated overview of some of the most significant Chinese wallpapers surviving in the British Isles
Traditional Chinese Painting Masterpieces of Art
Focusing on the often colour-infused classical work of the Ming and Qing dynasties (1368-1912), this luscious book reveals the illustrious tradition of exquisite Chinese painting. From dramatic mountainscapes and tranquil rivers, through intricate depictions of animals and flowers, to peaceful pastoral scenes and busy tableaux of court life.
Hokusai: Prints and Drawings
Mercantile Effect - On Art and Exchange in the Islamicate World During the 17th and 18th Centuries
The introduce us on how the movement of Armenian, Indian, Chinese, Persian, Turkish and European merchants and their trade goods during the 17th and 18th centuries spread new ideas and new technologies across Western Asia in the early modern era.
Ai Weiwei: Good Fences Make Good Neighbors
A comprehensive presentation of Ai Weiwei's recent public art exhibition Good Fences Make Good Neighbors, a powerful reflection on the global refugee crisis
Terracotta Warriors: History, Mystery and the Latest Discoveries
A history of the famous Terracotta Army in Xi'an, China, exploring what we now know about it, what we still do not know and the theories that surround its creation.
History of Art in Japan
In this book the leading authority on Japanese art history sheds light on how Japan has nurtured distinctive aesthetics, prominent artists, and movements that have achieved global influence and popularity. The History of Art in Japan discusses works ranging from earthenware figurines in 13,000 BCE to manga, anime, and modern subcultures.
Early Chinese Jades in the Harvard Art Museums
This lavishly produced authoritative monograph presents an in-depth view of the life and work of Utagawa Hiroshige, one of Japan's most revered artists.
Hinges: Sakaki Hyakusen and the Birth of Nanga Painting
Hiroshige: Prints and Drawings
This highly regarded survey of the works of a master of Japanese printmaking is now available in a convenient and attractively priced flexi edition.
Hokusai: Mountains and Water, Flowers and Birds
Now available again, this delightful selection of prints depicting nineteenth century Japan's natural beauty is a colourful introduction to the country's most beloved artist.
Brand New Art From China: A Generation on the Rise
A unique and visionary generation of young Chinese artists are coming to prominence in the art world - just as China cements its place as the second largest art market on the planet.
Mural Art: Studies on Paintings in Asia
Mural Art - Studies on mural paintings in Asia is a series of 10 articles by the best scholars on murals in Afghanistan, Xinjiang (China), Tibet, Burma, Thailand and Mongolia - from the 5th to the 18th century. This unique publication on murals in Asia is a precious testimony of a fragile and inspiring heritage.
Japonisme and the Rise of the Modern Art Movement: The Arts of the Meiji Period
From the 1860s through to the early 20th century the rise of Japonisme and the Art Nouveau movement meant that few could ignore or resist the obsession with all things Japanese. This book includes examples of the designed and executed decorative arts of the Meiji periods from the Khalili Collection.
Contemporary Chinese Art: A History: 1970s-2000s
The first and only comprehensive survey of contemporary Chinese art, one of the most vital and expanding sectors of the global art world today.
Japan at the Crossroads: Conflict and Compromise after Anpo
In 1960, when Japan revised the postwar treaty that allows a U.S. military presence in Japan, the popular backlash changed the evolution of Japan's politics and culture, and its global role. Nick Kapur's analysis helps resolve Japan's essential paradox as being innovative yet regressive, flexible yet resistant, imaginative yet wedded to tradition.
Art of China: Highlights from the Philadelphia Museum of Art
Islamic Chinoiserie: The Art of Mongol Iran
This illustrated book aims to provide a fresh insight into medieval Islamic art through the prism of Chinese elements in Iranian art under the Mongols.
Art Of Buddhism
Art of Edo Japan: The Artist and the City 1615-1868
An illustrated survey that examines the art and artists of the Edo period, one of the great epochs in Japanese art. It focuses on the urban aspects of Edo art, including discussions of many of Japan's most popular artists as well as those that are lesser known, and provides a look at the cities in which they worked.
Otona No Nurie Japan: Hokusai Katsushika, Fugaku Sanj?Rokkei
Peonies and Pomegranates: Botanic Illustrations from Asia
A must-have for every gardener and appreciator of beautiful artwork, this sumptuously illustrated handbook describes over seventy plants that originated in Asia and the Middle East.
Shinto: Discovery of the Divine in Japanese Art
Bringing the rich Japanese Shinto artistic tradition to life, this handsome volume explores the significance of calligraphy, painting, sculpture, and the decorative arts within traditional kami veneration ceremonies
Parallel Modernism: Koga Harue and Avant-Garde Art in Modern Japan
Tibetan Buddhist Art
This fascinating history by famed Tibetologist and adventurer Alain Presencer features beautiful reproductions of never-before-seen items from the author's private collection
Bold Brush of Au Ho-nien
"Exhibition catalogue of ink paintings by Au Ho-nien, a contemporary painter who works in the style of the Lingnan school of southern China"--
Sex and the Floating World: Erotic Images in Japan 1700-1820
Changes in Japanese law in the 1990s enabled erotic images to be published without fear of prosecution, and many shunga picture-books have since appeared. This book offers an assessment of the genre of Japanese paintings and prints known as shunga. It seeks to re-establish shunga in a proper historical frame of culture and creativity.
Art of Chinese Brush Painting
Chinese brush painting is an ancient art, steeped in history, symbolism and ritual, and closely linked to Chinese calligraphy. This book takes you on a journey through the history, techniques and materials that can enable you to produce stunning paintings of flowers, birds, animals and landscapes.
Shunga: Sex and Pleasure in Japanese Art
Eight Pioneers of Malaysian Art
Authoritative coffee-table book showcasing the art of Malaysia's pioneer artists.
Traditional Japanese Color Palette
Hokusai: The Great Wave (Foiled Pocket Journal)
Part of a series of handy, luxurious Flame Tree Pocket Books. Combining high-quality production with magnificent fine art, the covers are printed on foil in five colours, embossed then foil stamped. And they're delightfully practical: a pocket at the back for receipts and scraps, two bookmarks and a solid magnetic side flap.
Hiroshige: Plum Garden (Foiled Journal)
A beautiful, luxurious notebook from Flame Tree. Combining high-quality production with magnificent fine art, the covers are printed on foil in five colours, embossed then foil stamped. And they're powerfully practical: a pocket at the back for receipts and scraps, two bookmarks and a solid magnetic side flap. Plum Garden, Kamata, Utagawa Hiroshige
Surprise! by Kuniyoshi: Ukiyo-E Paper Book
Art, Trade, and Culture in the Islamic World and Beyond - From the Fatimids to the Mughals
Baskets: Masterpieces of Japanese Bamboo Art 1850-2015
Japanese basketry is attracting attention as never before. This ground-breaking catalogue of 323 works by the greatest masters of the last 150 years combines dramatic photography with a wealth of documentary information, making it both a visual record of a great collection and an essential reference tool for a developing field of connoisseurship.
Separating Sheep from Goats: Sherman E. Lee and Chinese Art Collecting in Postwar America
Eastern Encounters: Four Centuries of Paintings and Manuscripts from the Indian Subcontinent