The tale of Genji : a Japanese classic illuminated
- John T. Carpenter and Melissa McCormick ; with Monika Bincsik and Kyoko Kinoshita ; preface by Sano Midori.
- New York : Metropolitan Museum of Art, 
- New Haven : Distributed by Yale University Press
- Copyright notice
- Physical description
- 368 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
- RELIGST-8N-01 -- Gardens and Sacred Space in Japan
- Mross, Michaela
At the library
- Carpenter, John T., contributor, curator.
- McCormick, Melissa, 1967- contributor, curator.
- Bincsik, Mónika, contributor, curator.
- Kinoshita, Kyoko, contributor, curator.
- Sano, Midori writer of added commentary.
- Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.), host institution, publisher.
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 349-360) and index.
- Preface / Sano Midori
- Introduction: a thousand years of the art of Genji / John T. Carpenter and Melissa McCormick
- Essays. Learning the "women's hand" in Heian Japan: kana calligraphy and The Tale of Genji / John T. Carpenter
- Beyond narrative illustration: what Genji paintings do / Melissa McCormick
- Evolving iconographies of The Tale of Genji: early modern interpretations of a Yamato-e theme / Kyoko Kinoshita
- Genji and good fortune: bridal trousseaux in the age of Tokugawa shoguns / Monika Bincsik
- Catalogue. Heian court culture and the transmission of the tale : entries 1-13
- Ishiyamadera and the Buddhist veneration of Murasaki Shikibu : entries 14-24 - Monochrome Genji pictures and the conventions of Hakubyō : entries 25-34
- Imagining Genji through Tosa-School paintings : entries 35-52
- Innovations and interventions in later Genji painting : entries 53-64
- An elegant lifestyle inspired by Genji: lacquers, garments, and games: entries 65-89
- Genji and print culture: from Ukiyo-e to Manga : entries 90-106
- Appendices. Shinden architecture and The Tale of Genji / Akazawa Mari
- Genji at a glance: fifty-four scenes from the Tale / Melissa McCormick.
A comprehensive exploration of the rich visual culture inspired by the exceptional 11th-century literary masterpiece, from early screen paintings through contemporary manga With its vivid descriptions of imperial society, gardens, and architecture in early 11th-century Japan, The Tale of Genji-recognized as the world's first psychological novel-has captivated audiences around the globe and inspired artistic traditions for 1,000 years. This handsomely designed and illustrated book explores the outstanding art associated with Genji through in-depth essays and discussions of nearly 120 works. TheTale of Genji has influenced all forms of Japanese artistic expression, from intimately scaled albums and fans to boldly designed hanging scrolls and screen paintings by the most esteemed artists and calligraphers of every school and era. Scenes from the tale adorn decorative objects used in everyday life, including robes, lacquer boxes, containers for grooming tools and writing implements, incense burners, and even palanquins for transporting young brides to their new homes. The authors, both art historians and Genji scholars, discuss the tale's transmission and reception over the centuries; illuminate its place within the history of Japanese literature and calligraphy; highlight its key episodes and characters; and explore its wide-ranging influence on Japanese culture, design, and aesthetics into the modern era.
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- Murasaki Shikibu, 978?- Genji monogatari > Illustrations > Exhibitions.
- Tale of Genji album > Illustrations > Exhibitions.
- Genji monogatari (Murasaki Shikibu)
- Painting, Japanese > Themes, motives > Exhibitions.
- Arts and society > Japan > History > Exhibitions.
- Japanese literature > Heian period, 794-1185 > History and criticism > Exhibitions.
- Arts and society.
- Japanese literature > Heian period.
- Painting, Japanese > Themes, motives.
- Publication date
- Catalog of an exhibition at The Metropolitan Museum of Art from March 5-June 16, 2019.
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