Book Announcement: The Art Lover’s Guide to Japanese Museums

RICARTVia University of Washington Press.

The Art Lover’s Guide to Japanese Museums
SOPHIE RICHARD
$30.00S PAPERBACK (9780955997716)
hardcover not available

PUBLISHED: December 2015
SUBJECT LISTING: Travel; Art History / Asian Art
BIBLIOGRAPHIC INFORMATION: 176 pp., 6 x 8 in.
TERRITORIAL RIGHTS: North America Only
DISTRIBUTED FOR: Paul Holberton publishing
CONTENTS

The museums of Japan feature rich collections and excellent exhibitions in world-class galleries. Yet they can be difficult to navigate without first-hand knowledge. The Art Lover’s Guide to Japanese Museums acts as a personal guide, introducing readers to some of the most distinctive and inspiring museums in the country. In-depth information is given about each listed venue, including the stories behind their creation. From magnificent traditional arts to fascinating artist’s houses and from sleek contemporary museums to idiosyncratic galleries, museums are the perfect gateway to discover Japan’s culture both past and present.

CONTENTS
Introduction
Museums in Japan
Looking at Japanese Art
Tips and Advice
Timeline

Tokyo
Bunka Gakuen Costume Museum
Edo-Toyko Museum
The Gallery of Horyu-ji Treasures
Hara Museum and Hara Museum ARC
Idemitsu Museum of Art
Museums and the Imperial Family
The Museum of the Imperial Collections
Meiji Memorial Picture Gallery
Kyu Asakura House
Mingei and Its Museums
The Japan Folk Crafts Museum
ICU Hachiro Yuasa Memorial Museum
Nezu Museum
Ota Memorial Museum of Art
Shiodome Museum
Suntory Museum of Art
Musee Tomo
Watari Museum of Contemporary Art

Around Toyko
Clematis no Oka
Edo-Tokyo Open-Air Architectual Museum
Museums of the Hakone Region
The Hakone Open-Air Museum
Lalique Museum
Pola Museum of Art
The Museum of Modern Art, Kamakura and Hayama
Kawamura Memorial DIC Museum of Art
MOA Museum of Art
Sankeien Garden

Kyoto Area
Kawai Kanjiro Memorial Museum
Kiyomizu Sannenzaka Museum
Kyukoku Museum
Kirei Shigemori Garden Museum
The Tea Ceremony and Its Museums
Raku Museum
Onishi Seiwemon Museum
Sagawa Art Museum
Miho Museum

West
Benesse Art Site Naoshima
Musuems on the Islands of Naoshima, Teshima and Inujima
Isamu Noguchi Garden Museum
Nagi Museum of Contemporary Art
Ohara Museum of Art
Shoji Ueda Museum of Photography

East
21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa
Aomori Museum of Art
Hiroshige Museum of Art
Nakamura Keith Haring Collection
Tanaka Honke Museum
Takugawa Art Museum
Toyota Municipal Museum of Art
Towada Art Centre

Index of Museums

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