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Copying the Master examines the transmission of painting traditions in Japan from one generation to the next. The contributors emphasize the relationship between inborn abilities and those skills taught in the course of learning how to paint. They focus their discussion on a group of painting masters loosely associated with the prestigious Kano painting atelier, Japan's de facto painting academy throughout the Tokugawa period (1615-1868) and into the early modern era. By delving into why, how, and what these painters transmitted to students through their teaching, readers gain insight into artistic and aesthetic sensibilities active in Japanese painting and a fuller appreciation of extant paintings within their cultural and historical contexts.

Contributors: Frank Chance, Karen M. Gerhart, Brenda G. Jordan, Martha J. McClintock, J. Thomas Rimer, Victoria Weston.

71 illus., 14 in color

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Front Matter
  2. pp. i-v
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Illustrations
  2. pp. ix-xi
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xiii-xiv
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  1. Notes to the Reader
  2. pp. xv-xvi
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  1. An Afterword Posing as a Foreword: Some Comparative and Miscellaneous Thoughts on Talent and Training
  2. pp. xvii-xxii
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-8
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  1. Chapter 1. Talent,Training, and Power: The Kano Painting Workshop in the Seventeenth Century
  2. pp. 9-30
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  1. Chapter 2. Copying from Beginning to End? Student Life in the Kano School
  2. pp. 31-59
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  1. Chapter 3. In the Studio of Painting Study: Transmission Practices of Tani Bunchō
  2. pp. 60-85
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  1. Chapter 4. Kawanabe Kyōsai’s Theory and Pedagogy: The Preeminence of Shasei
  2. pp. 86-115
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  1. Chapter 5 [includes images]. Okuhara Seiko: A Case of Funpon Training in Late Edo Literati Painting
  2. pp. 116-146
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  1. Chapter 6. Institutionalizing Talent and the Kano Legacy at the Tokyo School of Fine Arts, 1889–1893
  2. pp. 147-177
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  1. Epilogue: From Technique to Art
  2. pp. 178-187
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  1. Appendix. An Examination of Records: PAINTING COMMISSIONS AS DETERMINANTS OF HIERARCHY IN THE EARLY-SEVENTEENTH-CENTURY KANO HOUSE
  2. pp. 189-194
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 195-232
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 233-242
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  1. Contributors
  2. pp. 243-244
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 245-248
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780824862008
Related ISBN
9780824826086
MARC Record
OCLC
52859386
Launched on MUSE
2012-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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