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- DescriptionThis guide to identifying lions, unicorns and other creatures real and fanciful in Chinese and Japanese artwork explains how these and other animal depictions were introduced to the East, and how their portrayals changed over time. Tracing the lion's early use in Mesopotamian art and its cultural symbolism in Greece and Rome, this study includes stylized foxes, tigers, badgers and cats, as well as fanciful creatures like dragons, humaid birds, water imps, demons and other chimerical beasts. Stories and descriptions are provided along with numerous photographs and drawings, making this work an invaluable resource for art collectors and anyone interested in East Asian culture and history.
- Author BiographyWalther G. von Krenner has worked as an artist, art dealer, and curator since 1960, specializing in Chinese and Japanese works. He lives in Kalispell, Montana, USA. Ken Jeremiah has written extensively about spiritual and religious phenomena. He lives in Narragansett, Rhode Island, USA, and runs tour groups to Japan, Italy, and other countries yearly.
- Author(s)Ken Jeremiah,Walther G.von Krenner
- PublisherMcFarland & Co Inc
- Date of Publication30/07/2015
- SubjectFine Arts / Art History
- Place of PublicationJefferson, NC
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintMcFarland & Co Inc
- Content Note84 photographs
- Weight363 g
- Width178 mm
- Height254 mm
- Spine13 mm
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