April 2018 Non-Fiction Berkeley Books

Collecting Japanese Antiques Alistair Seton

Paperback | Sep 2010 | Tuttle Publishing | 9784805311226 | 304pp | 300x225mm | GEN
Hardback | Jan 2005 | Tuttle Publishing | 240pp | GEN

Collecting Japanese Antiques is an excellent overview of the uniquely Japanese aesthetic and how it relates to Japanese culture

From the time Japan started trading with the West in the sixteenth century, Japanese arts and crafts have intrigued and delighted Westerners, especially lacquer, screens, swords, and porcelain. Antique hunters will benefit from the practical and cautionary advice in this book; newcomers will appreciate information on the basics of collecting Japanese antiques; while other sections might reawaken interest in experienced collectors. Striking photographs throughout make this art and antiques book a must for collectors and lovers of Japanese art.