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The Resource The tale of Genji : a Japanese classic illuminated, John T. Carpenter and Melissa McCormick ; with Monika Bincsik and Kyoko Kinoshita ; preface by Sano Midori

The tale of Genji : a Japanese classic illuminated, John T. Carpenter and Melissa McCormick ; with Monika Bincsik and Kyoko Kinoshita ; preface by Sano Midori

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The tale of Genji : a Japanese classic illuminated
Title
The tale of Genji
Title remainder
a Japanese classic illuminated
Statement of responsibility
John T. Carpenter and Melissa McCormick ; with Monika Bincsik and Kyoko Kinoshita ; preface by Sano Midori
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  • eng
  • eng
Summary
  • "This will be the first major loan exhibition in North America to focus on the artistic tradition inspired by Japan's most celebrated work of literature, The Tale of Genji. Written by Murasaki Shikibu, a lady-in-waiting in the early eleventh-century imperial court, and often referred to as the world's first psychological novel, the tale recounts the amorous escapades of the "Shining Prince" Genji and introduces some of the most iconic female characters in the history of Japanese literature. Covering the period from the eleventh century to the present, the exhibition will feature more than 120 works, including paintings, calligraphy, silk robes, lacquer wedding set items, a palanquin for the shogun's bride, and popular art such as ukiyo-e prints and modern manga. Highlights include two National Treasures and several works recognized as Important Cultural Properties. For the first time ever outside Japan, rare works will be on view from Ishiyamadera Temple--where, according to legend, Shikibu started writing the tale."
  • "With its vivid descriptions of imperial society, gardens, and architecture in early eleventh-century Japan, The Tale of Genji--often referred to as the world's first novel--has captivated audiences around the globe and inspired artistic traditions for a thousand years. Scenes from the tale adorn lavish screens, robes, lacquer boxes, incense burners, games, and even palanquins for transporting young brides to their new homes. This handsomely designed and profusely illustrated book introduces the outstanding art associated with Genji, while exploring the tale's wide-ranging influence on Japanese culture, design, and aesthetics into the modern era from Ukiyo-e to manga. Through discussions of more than one hundred works, this groundbreaking publication illuminates the classic tale's place within the history of Japanese literature and calligraphy. While highlighting key episodes and characters, the volume also raises issues related to the tale's female authorship and readership as well as to its Buddhist reception."
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  • --Metropolitan Museum of Art website
  • --Publisher's description
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YDX
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Carpenter, John T.,
Date of event
March 5-June 16, 2019,
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • photographs
Index
index present
Language note
Text in English
LC call number
ND1053.3
LC item number
.C37 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • catalogs
Other event information
"The Tale of Genji: A Japanese Classic Illuminated" :
Place of event
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York, United States
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1967-
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  • Urbanelli, Elisa,
  • McCormick, Melissa
  • Bincsik, Mónika,
  • Kinoshita, Kyoko,
  • Sano, Midori,
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.),
  • Yale University Press,
  • Ediciones El Viso (Publisher),
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  • Murasaki Shikibu
  • Murasaki Shikibu
  • Chōsen Kōgei Kenkyūkai
  • Painting, Japanese
  • Arts and society
  • Japanese literature
  • Japan
  • Japan
  • Courts and courtiers
  • Arts and society
  • Japanese literature
  • Painting, Japanese
  • Japan
  • Malerei
  • Adaption
  • Kunst
  • Rezeption
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specialized
Label
The tale of Genji : a Japanese classic illuminated, John T. Carpenter and Melissa McCormick ; with Monika Bincsik and Kyoko Kinoshita ; preface by Sano Midori
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Note
Catalog of an exhibition held at The Metropolitan Museum of Art from March 5-June 16, 2019
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 349-360) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • 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
  • Preface
  • 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
  • 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
Control code
1048942384
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
368 pages
Isbn
9781588396655
Lccn
2018289755
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations, photographs, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1048942384
Label
The tale of Genji : a Japanese classic illuminated, John T. Carpenter and Melissa McCormick ; with Monika Bincsik and Kyoko Kinoshita ; preface by Sano Midori
Publication
Distribution
Manufacture
Copyright
Note
Catalog of an exhibition held at The Metropolitan Museum of Art from March 5-June 16, 2019
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 349-360) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • 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
  • Preface
  • 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
  • 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
Control code
1048942384
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
368 pages
Isbn
9781588396655
Lccn
2018289755
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations, photographs, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1048942384

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