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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...
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.
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!
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.
Islamic Art
This gorgeous survey of art from the Islamic world covers three continents and fourteen centuries.
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
Chinese Wallpaper in Britain and Ireland
Lavishly illustrated overview of some of the most significant Chinese wallpapers surviving in the British Isles
Hokusai: Prints and Drawings
How to Read Buddhist Art
An indispensable introduction to the evolution of Buddhist imagery from its origins in India through its spread to China, Japan, and South Asia
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.
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.
Persian Painting: The Arts of the Book and Portraiture
Featuring Persian miniature paintings and illuminated manuscripts, this title includes examples from the pre-Mongol invasion period; material from dispersed manuscripts of Firdawsi's Shah-nameh; two previously unpublished copies of Qazwini's 'Aja'ib al-Makhluqat; and more.
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.
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
Eternal Feast: Banqueting in Chinese Art from the 10th to the 14th Century
An overview of Chinese culture, particularly visions of life and the afterlife, told through feast imagery from three historically transformative dynasties
Hokusai Pop-ups
Hokusai (1760-1849) was an extraordinarily prolific Japanese master artist and printmaker of the ukiyo-e ('pictures of the floating world') school. This book features six meticulously crafted pop-ups of his most famous works: The Great Wave; Chrysanthemums; The Bridge; Waterfall; Phoenix; and Sudden Gust of Wind.
Early Chinese Jades in the Harvard Art Museums
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.
Making Japanese Woodblock Prints
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.
Bestowing Beauty: Masterpieces from Persian Lands-Selections from the Hossein Afshar Collection
A rare look into the grandeur and distinctiveness of Persian art through one of the world's leading private collections
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...
Hinges: Sakaki Hyakusen and the Birth of Nanga Painting
Japanese Prints: Ukiyo-e in Edo, 1700-1900
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.
Spirit of Indian Painting: Close Encounters with 101 Great Works 1100 -1900
Opens readers' eyes to the wonders of Indian painting, and shows them new ways of seeing art.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Japanese Erotic Art: The Hidden World of Shunga
Shows us the spectrum of sexual practice and expression, including nudity and clothing, voyeurism, gods, monsters and animals, orgasm, adultery and jealousy, and much else. This book highlights the symbols and motifs, often hidden in the background of the art, which are crucial for a proper understanding and appreciation of this genre.
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
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.
Eight Pioneers of Malaysian Art
Authoritative coffee-table book showcasing the art of Malaysia's pioneer artists.
Eye Of Atrocity: Superviolent Art by Yoshitoshi
Art, Trade, and Culture in the Islamic World and Beyond - From the Fatimids to the Mughals
Otona No Nurie Japan: Hokusai Katsushika, Fugaku Sanj?Rokkei
Artist in Edo: Studies in the History of Art, vol. 80
"This volume was produced by the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts and the Publishing Office, National Gallery of Art, Washington."
Separating Sheep from Goats: Sherman E. Lee and Chinese Art Collecting in Postwar America
Art of China: Highlights from the Philadelphia Museum of Art
Making of The Albukhary Foundation Gallery of the Islamic World
Parallel Modernism: Koga Harue and Avant-Garde Art in Modern Japan
Grow: The Art of Koyamori
Bold Brush of Au Ho-nien
"Published on the occasion of the exhibition The Bold Brush of Au Ho-nien presented at the Asian Art Museum, Chong-Moon Lee Center for Asian Art and Culture, May 31-August 18, 2019."
Indian Poetry
Heart Of The Brush: The Splendor of East Asian Calligraphy
Buddhist Art: an Historical and Cultural Journey
An historical and cultural journey through Buddhist art.