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Japanese Art and Architecture.

This is an excellent addition to the popular History Through Art and Architecture series produced by Alarion Press. The program takes viewers through the mysterious Land of the Rising Sun through the fascinating and glamorous art and architecture of Japan. On the journey, they learn about the creation myth, the Goddess of the Sum Amaterasu, other intriguing nature spirits of wind and earth and the astounding influence of Mt. Fuji. Viewers will also be introduced to the romantic age of pleasure characterized by Fujiwara elegance and jade lacquer, the poetic age and the eventual shift to a military stronghold. They will see how the art of shibui is shown in Zen Buddhist temples in sharp contrast to the glamorous painting of Momoyam and Edo arts. Finally, the program examines the effects of the forced opening of Japan by the American Commodore Perry, changing the history of the world. This fascinating glimpse at an alluring culture is an essential for multicultural curricula, and it is highly recommended for grades four through twelve.
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Author:Baker, David
Publication:School Arts
Article Type:Video Recording Review
Date:Apr 1, 1993
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