In this Book

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

Additional Information

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

This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. Without cookies your experience may not be seamless.