The Toshiba Gallery : Japanese art and design /
editor, Joe Earle ; texts, Joe Earle ... [et al.] ; photography, Ian Thomas.
[London] : Victoria and Albert Museum, 1986.
222 [i.e. 223] p. : col. ill., col. map ; 28 cm.
0948107650 (pbk.)
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[London] : Victoria and Albert Museum, 1986.
0948107650 (pbk.)
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Appeared in Choice on 1987-09:
Libraries with existing strength in East Asian art will find this valuable: the 205 objects are sumptuously illustrated in color, the extended introductions to them are sound and informative (although there are neither comparative references nor a bibliography). The Victoria and Albert Museum has been blessed with the support of the Toshiba Corporation, which results both in a new gallery and this catalog of the Japanese collection. The museum's dedication to ``decorative art of all periods'' (to the present) is evident here-this is a diverse assembly of objects in varied media (there are some prints but no paintings). Finally, however, there naturally is no focus here, nor can it be said that most of the objects (the majority of fairly recent vintage) are either major masterpieces or central to current art historical problems. Thus, this handsome volume is a complement to library collections in the same way as the Toshiba Gallery serves the Victoria and Albert.-J.O. Caswell, University of British Columbia
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