by Kazuya TAKAOKA (9784770023032)



Release Date: 31 Oct 2004
Format: Paperback
Pages: 396
Category: Animals & Nature In Art (still Life, Landscapes & Seascapes, Etc)
Publisher: Bookwise International
ISBN: 9784770023032
ISBN-10: 4770023030

This book is a highly unique art book that reveals goldfish both as an element of Japanese culture and as an influential design motif over the last 500 years. Full colour throughout, it includes examples of its use in lacquerware, ceramic art, painting, ukiyoe prints and several crafts, and contains a short story that gives a powerful insight into the nature of Japanese perceptions of goldfish both as symbols and as living creatures kept for their beauty. While this book is conceived principally as an art book and source of artistic inspiration, it also includes full descriptions of the goldfish lineages, including scientific names, cross-referenced to the 100's of examples of their use in art and design found here.

AUD $43.95

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