The Teabowl

East and West
Author: Bonnie Kemske
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472585607
Category: Art
Page: 160
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Teabowls have become an iconic form in ceramics, and this book considers everything from their history to their current status and use, giving examples and insights from many contemporary artists.

Beyond East and West

Memoirs, Portraits and Essays
Author: Bernard Leach
Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 0571296130
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 344
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In our time, Bernard Leach has done for pottery what Henry Moore has done for scuplture. This... infinitely rewarding book is an account of his pilgrimage through life.' Times Bernard Leach (1887-1979) was as renowned in Japan and the East as in Europe and America, both as an artist-craftsman and as a thinker. His interpretation of the traditions of the Orient in the making of pots - and in evolving a philosophy of life - was a lodestar for many potters in the West. Beyond East and West, first published in 1978, is more than an autobiography. Full of sharply-etched and amusing recollections, it contains much of Leach's deeper thought and a great deal too about the practical application of his ideas. Its recurrent theme is the meeting of East and West at all levels - artistic, cultural, social, political.

Die Teemeisterin

Author: Ellis Avery,Barbara Heller
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783453406612
Page: 575
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A White Tea Bowl

100 Haiku from 100 Years of Life
Author: Mitsu Suzuki
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 1930485824
Category: Poetry
Page: 168
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A White Tea Bowl is a selection of 100 haiku written by Mitsu Suzuki, the widow of Shunryu Suzuki Roshi, and published in celebration of her 100th birthday. The compelling introduction by Zen priest Norman Fischer describes the profound impact on her life and work of war in Japan and social upheaval in America. Part I: 100 Haiku presents a kaleidoscope of poems by Mitsu Suzuki that touch all aspects of her being: her dedication to the Buddha way, the loneliness of a widow's life, her generational role as "Candy Auntie," her sensitive attunement to nature, and her moments of insight into the dharma. The more you read these haiku, the more their wisdom will emerge. Part II: Pickles and Tea contains reminiscences and anecdotes about Mitsu Suzuki by those who lived and studied with her at the San Francisco Zen Center; often these meetings took place in Mitsu's kitchen where she provided countless cups of tea, cookies, and homemade pickles as well as sage advice.

Japanese Capitals in Historical Perspective

Place, Power and Memory in Kyoto, Edo and Tokyo
Author: Nicolas Fieve,Paul Waley
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136624821
Category: History
Page: 432
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Japan's ability to develop its own brand of modernity has often been attributed in part to the sophistication of its cities. Concentrating on Kyoto, Edo and Tokyo, the contributors to this volume weave together the links between past and future, memory and vision, symbol and structure, between marginality and power, and between Japan's two great capital cities.

Turning Point

Oribe and the Arts of Sixteenth-century Japan
Author: Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)
Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art
ISBN: 1588390969
Category: Art
Page: 390
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Japan's brief but dramatic Momoyama period (1573-1615) witnessed the struggles of a handful of ambitious warlords for control of the long-splintered country and finally the emergence of a united Japan. This was also an era of dynamic cultural development in which the feudal lords sponsored lavish, innovative arts to proclaim their newly acquired power. One such art was a ceramic ware known as Oribe, whose mysterious sudden appearance and rise in popularity are explored in this book. Ceramics are closely connected to the tea ceremony and central to Japanese culture. In this context Oribe wares represented a unique and major development, since they were the easiest Japanese ceramics to carry extensive multicolor decoration. Boldly painted with geometric and naturalistic designs, they display sensuous glazes, especially in a distinctive vitreous green, as well as a whole repertoire of playful new shapes. Their genesis has tradtionally been ascribed to Furuta Oribe (1543/44-1615), a warrior and the foremost tea master of his time, who appears to have played a crucial role in redefining the aesthetics of Japan. Over seventy engaging vessels of Oribe ware, along with striking examples of other types of wares produced in the same milieu, make up the heart of this catalogue. -- Metropolitan Museum of Art website.

Chinese Glazes

Their Origins, Chemistry, and Recreation
Author: Nigel Wood
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
ISBN: 9780812234763
Category: Art
Page: 280
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In this major work on Oriental ceramics and glazes, a leading authority on Far Eastern pottery traces the development of Chinese glazes and glazing techniques from antiquity to the modern era. Nigel Wood describes how glazes were made, provides an analysis of their composition, and shows how they can be duplicated today with common raw materials available in the West. The book is lavishly illustrated, with nearly three hundred photographs, one hundred in full color. These depict examples of the Chinese arts as found in pottery ranging from simple earthenware jars excavated at Neolithic sites to exquisitely designed dishes found in imperial tombs. They also show examples of modern Western ware that employ these remarkable glazing techniques.

Das Versprechen, dich zu finden

Author: Anne Youngson
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 3959677944
Category: Fiction
Page: 272
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Tina und Anders hatten früher große Träume. Doch das Leben zog vorbei, und der eine Moment, sich diese zu erfüllen, kam nie. Jetzt haben beide jemanden verloren, der ihnen sehr nahesteht und der eine Lücke hinterlässt, die zu füllen ihnen unmöglich scheint. Tina und Anders sind sich noch nie begegnet. Zufällig beginnen sie einen Briefwechsel und teilen ihre Trauer miteinander, aber auch ihre Lust am Leben. Durch ihre Freundschaft entwickeln sie einen Hunger nach Veränderung. Mit Anfang sechzig stehen sie beide vor einer Frage, die viele Menschen umtreibt: Haben wir das Leben geführt, das wir führen wollten? »Einfühlsam, sehr ergreifend und faszinierend.« Daily Express »Positiv-nachdenklich stimmend auch durch die bildreiche Sprache ein Genuss. Dringende Empfehlung für die Generation Plus und Jüngere, die sich an ganz besondere Brieffreundschaften erinnern.« ekz Bibliotheksservice

Ceramics and Civilization

Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: Ceramics
Page: N.A
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Consists of proceedings of various symposia held at the annual meetings of the American Ceramic Society.

Seeing Japan

Author: Charles T. Whipple
Publisher: Kodansha International
ISBN: 4770023375
Category: Photography
Page: 103
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The scenes and images that best typify Japan are showcased in this lavishroduction - full colour photographs throughout, with a succinct andlluminating text. Part 1 presents the tremendous range of landscapes andustoms in the various distinctive regions of this suprisingly large andiverse nation, while Part 2 concentrates on the arts and traditions of aulture that has been nurtured over centuries. Part 3 offers essentialackground on the country's history, language and people.

Inspired by Japan and China

The Egawa Collection of European Ceramics
Author: Shuyi Kan
Publisher: Asian Civilisation Museum
Category: Art
Page: 111
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The delicacy, purity, and exotic beauty of Chinese and Japanese porcelain captivated all of Europe in the 17th and 18th centuries. European potters strove to imitate and adapt these Asian imports. This impact on European ceramics is superbly illustrated by the collection donated to the Asian Civilisations Museum by Mr and Mrs Toshio Egawa. The individual objects, of fascinating design, represent a slice of history and reveal the economic and artistic interactions of the period.