Author: Noriko Tsuchiya
Publisher: Overlook Press
ISBN: 146831243X
Release Date: 2015-10-13
Genre: Art

With 240 color illustrations and an illuminating foreward by Neil MacGregor, this book brings together one hundred of the most beautiful and interesting netsuke from the extensive collection of the British Museum.

Netsuke Japanese Life and Legend in Miniature

Author: Edwin C. Symmes, Jr.
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
ISBN: 9781462911387
Release Date: 2013-02-19
Genre: Antiques & Collectibles

Featuring dozens of Japanese netsuke masterpieces and extensive commentary, this Japanese art book is a treasured collector's item. Netsuke are superb miniature carvings, usually less than two inches high, that have been created by Japanese artists for over three hundred years. During that time, they have portrayed almost every aspect of life and culture in Japan. These tiny carvings were traditionally used to prevent the cord attached to a gentleman's medicine box or tobacco pouch from slipping through the belt of his kimono. Today they are highly collectible works of art. Netsuke: Japanese Life and Legend in Miniature presents over seventy full-page color photographs of netsuke in enchanting settings. The accompanying text gives technical details about the netsuke as well as interesting commentaries relating the pieces to Japanese life and legend. Information on the carvers has also been provided whenever possible.

Carving Japanese Netsuke for Beginners

Author: Robert Jubb
Publisher: Guild of Master Craftsman Publications Limited
ISBN: 1861086938
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies

Demonstrates how to create netsuke--intricately carved Japanese miniatures--through six projects and twenty-three inspirational ideas that range from a bumblebee to a dragon.

Netsuke A Guide for Collectors

Author: Mary L. O'Brien
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
ISBN: 9781462904105
Release Date: 2012-02-14
Genre: Antiques & Collectibles

Featuring dozens of Japanese netsuke masterpieces and insightful commentary, this Japanese art book is a classic collector’s item. Netsuke: A Guide for Collectors approaches the subject of Japanese nestuke from the point of view of the amateur collector rather than that of an owner discussing his own accomplished collection. Ever since Japan's emergence a little over a century ago from her long period of seclusion under Tokugawa rule, netsuke have exerted an almost irresistible attraction for Western collectors. These tiny carvings-exquisite in detail, charming in conception, and delightful for the sheer tactual pleasure to be experienced in handling them-captivated admirers of Japanese art and craftsmanship. Basically, netsuke were utilitarian in purpose, for they were designed to serve as pendants or toggles to support medicine boxes, writing cases, smoking equipment, and similar articles worn suspended by a cord from the obi-a practical device since the kimono had no pockets. At first quite primitive in design, they soon became more and more sophisticated, and their carvers turned increasingly to the legendary of Japan and China for inspiration and subject matter. This fascinating book is a wonderful introduction to this classic Japanese art and will be invaluable for both professional collections and amateurs alike.


Author: Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)
Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art
ISBN: 9780870992735
Release Date: 1982
Genre: Netsukes


Author: Rikki Ducornet
Publisher: Coffee House Press
ISBN: 9781566892711
Release Date: 2011-05-01
Genre: Fiction

A descent into the abyss of one troubled psychoanalyst’s practice.

Netsuke Familiar and Unfamiliar

Author: Raymond Bushell
Publisher: Weatherhill, Incorporated
ISBN: 0834801159
Release Date: 1975
Genre: Antiques & Collectibles

In this eagerly awaited book, Raymond Bushell once again displays his authority and skill as a writer on the endlessly fascinating subject of netsuke. Intended specifically for the collector, whether newcomer or old hand, this volume breaks new ground in its candid appraisal of the present state of netsuke collecting and the netsuke market. Of particularly timely value, given the soaring cost of netsuke, are its concrete suggestions for building worthy collections without inordinate expenditures - collections that will be individual in character, will add to the sum of netsuke knowledge, and will express the tastes and interests of the collectors.


Author: Mircea Veleanu
Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited
ISBN: 0764328476
Release Date: 2008-01-01
Genre: Antiques & Collectibles

Netsuke, the carved toggles used to fasten a small container to a kimono sash, made from ivory, wood, porcelain, and more, are among the most popular Asian antiques. Over 970 vivid images of netsuke are shown, representing Japanese life, customs, religion, professions, art, history, and legends. The netsukes are organized by subject, allowing readers to rapidly find those that interest them most. The succinct text introduces, defines, and describes the various types of netsukes and helps identify the subjects represented. Additionally, important evaluating tips are provided, along with a bibliography. This book is a must for anyone interested in Oriental art

Introduction to Netsuke

Author: Raymond Bushell
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
ISBN: 9781462902378
Release Date: 2011-12-20
Genre: Art

With dozens of photos and illustrations, A Introduction to Netsuke is a readable and thorough guide to Japanese miniature art. Among the many Japanese fine arts, few have aroused greater admiration than the netsuke. This miniature piece of Japanese sculpture, approximately 1 1/2 inches in size, was designed (in the absence of pockets on kimonos) as an aid in suspending articles such as tobacco pouches from the sash of a kimono. It developed in ancient times as a utilitarian object, but became in the 16th century an artistic one as well, and flourished as such until 1926. No longer commonly worn, the netsuke is now a collectors' item, avidly sought throughout the world by those sensitive to its fine qualities. This book opens the miniature world of netsuke to those who have hitherto been unaware of its existence. In a delightfully lucid manner, the basics of the netsuke are presented-definition, origin, development, materials, statistics, and photographs. This book admirably fulfills its task of introducing the netsuke to the layman, irresistibly drawing him to new pleasures in aestheticism and culture.

Japanese Netsuke

Author: Julia Hutt
ISBN: 1851773827
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Netsukes

The netsuke is a thing of wonder: a tiny utilitarian accessory to traditional Japanese dress that has become an art form in itself, prized by collectors from East to West. The V&A's collection of netsuke is world-famous, and this stunning book draws on its many highlights to explore the origins of netsuke and to trace the sources of these designs in prints, paintings, and woodblock-printed books. It records the evolution of materials and techniques and the patterns of craftsmanship, and is illustrated with some of the very finest examples."" A foreword by renowned ceramics artist Edmund de Waal, author of "The Hare with Amber Eyes," sheds new light on the beauty and value of these miniature works of art.

Legends of the Samurai

Author: Hiroaki Sato
Publisher: The Overlook Press
ISBN: 9781468301373
Release Date: 2012-03-06
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Over the decades the reputation of the samurai has grown to mythical proportions, owing to such films as Akira Kurosawa's Seven Samurai and Yojimbo as well as works such as James Clavell's epic Shogun. In Legends of the Samurai, Hiroaki Sato confronts both the history and the legend of the samurai, untangling the two to present an authentic picture of these legendary warriors. Through his masterful translations of original samurai tales, laws, dicta, reports, and arguments accompanied by insightful commentary, Sato chronicles the changing ethos of the Japanese warrior from the samurai's historical origins to his rise to political power. A fascinating look at Japanese history as seen through the evolution of the samurai, Legends of the Samurai stands as the ultimate authority on its subject.

Chinese Snuff Bottles

Author: Lilla S. Perry
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
ISBN: 9781462909605
Release Date: 2012-10-09
Genre: Antiques & Collectibles

Chinese Snuff Bottles is invaluable document for all interested in the history of Chinese art. It is also a lucid and fascinating guidebook for the collector or would be collector, both of snuff bottles and other products of Chinese craftsmanship. All the skills and ingenuity of the Chinese artisans were lavished upon the production of these tiny bottles, making them pre-eminent representatives of the best in Chinese craftsmanship. This classic art history book is the first full account in any language of this facet of Chinese art. It includes a comprehensive treatment of the origins and development of the snuff bottle in China as well as over 150 actual-size reproductions, the majority in full color. It is a fascinating story by an enthusiastic collector, who captivated by the beauty and ingenuity found in these bottles, had the interest to delve into the historical background techniques of manufacture, kind and quality of materials, classification and organization of types, and the like, as well as a delightfully informal style with which to communicate her wide knowledge and enthusiasm to the reader.

The Hare with Amber Eyes

Author: Edmund De Waal
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9780701187163
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Jewish families

The classic hardback edition, completely reimagined with gorgeous new photography of the now-famous netsuke collection, and sumptuous full-colour images hand-picked by Edmund de Waal from his family archive 264 Japanese wood and ivory carvings, none of them bigger than a matchbox: Edmund de Waal was entranced when he first encountered the collection in his great uncle Iggie's Tokyo apartment. When he later inherited the 'netsuke', they unlocked a story far larger and more dramatic than he could ever have imagined. From a burgeoning empire in Odessa to fin de si cle Paris, from occupied Vienna to Tokyo, Edmund de Waal traces the netsuke's journey through generations of his remarkable family against the backdrop of a tumultuous century.

The Art of Small Things

Author: John Mack
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674026934
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Architecture

This richly illustrated book celebrates the art of the miniature, but also looks beyond it at the many aspects of "small worlds"--in particular, their capacity to evoke responses that far exceed their physical dimensions. Mack explores the talismanic, religious, or magical properties with which miniatures are often imbued. Considering a wide range of objects, he examines the use of the miniature form in various cultural contexts.

The Martin Brothers Potters

Author: Malcolm Haslam
Publisher: Richard Dennis Publications Di
ISBN: 090368506X
Release Date: 1978
Genre: Antiques & Collectibles

The story of their salt-glazed pottery that has a special place in the history of ceramic art.