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Art and palace politics in early modern Japan, 1580s-1680s.


Art and palace politics in early modern Japan, 1580s-1680s.

Lillehoj, Elizabeth.



296 pages



Japanese visual culture; v.2


In this major study, Lillehof (DePaul U.) uses artistic patronage as the basis for an analysis of the shifts in power in Momoyama and early Edo Japan, tracing the political careers of emperors and warlords in Kyoto. The artistic patronage of Emperor Go-Yozei, his son Emperor Go-Mizunoo, and daughter-in-law Tofukumon'in, form the parameters of the study, with separate sections on their contributions to specific works of art, architecture, ritual, calligraphy, and cultural events. A concluding chapter discusses the relationship between emperor and warlord, as this is documented in art. A beautifully produced book, with copious color plates of superb quality, this volume marks a significant addition to the study of Japanese history and culture.

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Date:Dec 1, 2011
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