Literati painting, or bunjinga, flourished in Japan after its early 18th-century introduction from China. This book magnificently illustrates and examines an important collection of literati and shin nanga artworks, including outstanding examples of paintings, calligraphy, and ceramics.
Paul Berry is an independent scholar specializing in Japanese painting. Michiyo Morioka is an independent scholar of Japanese art with expertise in nihonga and gender issues in modern Japanese art.
Foreword / Stephen Little Thoughts on the Terry Welch Collection / Uchiyama Takeo Collector's View: East of the Moon / Terry Welch Artists in the Exhibition The Meeting of Chinese and Japanese Literati: Hu Gongshou, Yasuda Rozan, and the Controversy over National Style / Paul Berry The Transformation of Japanese Literati Painting in the Twentieth Century / Michiyo Morioka Catalogue-- Literary Pursuits-- Landscapes-- Plants and Animals-- Figures Appendices-- Biographies of the Artists-- Seals: Art of the Microcosm / Paul Berry-- Signatures and Seals Authors' Acknowledgments / Paul Berry and Michiyo MoriokaSelected BibliographyIndex