Sculpture of Japan: From the Fifth to the Fifteenth Century. William WATSON.
Sculpture of Japan: From the Fifth to the Fifteenth Century.

Sculpture of Japan: From the Fifth to the Fifteenth Century.

London: The Studio Limited, 1959. First Edition. Hardcover. Folio (13 3/4 x 10 1/4 inches). 216pp. Original black composite boards with gilt titling to spine. B&W Plates. Approx. 40pp of text and 122 photographs. A detailed study of Buddhist sculpture in Japan, from the fifth to fifteenth centuries CE. "Mr. Watson's text deals succinctly with the function of Buddhist statuary and the outlook of the sculptor, and with the religious and symbolical characters of the gods, their attitudes and attributes. Tracing the development and relationship of the styles and schools, the commentary is based as far as possible on the pieces illustrated in the plates." The author, William Watson (1917 – 2007) was a British art historian who was known as an authority on Buddhist sculpture, and was for a time a keeper in the Department of Oriental Antiquities of the British Museum, a professor at the School of Oriental and African Studies, and a trustee of the British Museum. Modest shelf wear to cloth, endpaper unevenly toned, some browning to the page edges. Still a tight, clean, VG+ copy, in G+ dust jacket, (dust jacket missing a couple of significant chips, a few tear and creases, some fraying at the edges). Very large book, will require additional shipping to all international destinations, and may require additional shipping within the US. Item #66267

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