April 2019 Academic & Specialist Arnoldsche

Netsuke in Comparison: Motifs and Their Variations Florian Langegger


Hardback | Nov 2018 | Arnoldsche | 9783897905283 | 240pp | 230x290mm | Temporarily unavailable | RFB | AUD$99.99, NZD$119.99

 

Netsuke – classic belt decorations for men – are rooted in a historical, mythological and artistic tradition in Japanese culture. Woodcarvers and their pupils, even counterfeiters, continued the work of their role models, in copies or variants of what came before them, and even created major works of art with the smallest of dimensions.

Since the opening up of Japan in 1853, the miniature works have gained appreciation, and enthusiasts of them are found all over the world.