日本美術署名ガイド<br>Japanese Art Signatures : A Handbook and Practical Guide

日本美術署名ガイド
Japanese Art Signatures : A Handbook and Practical Guide

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  • 製本 Paperback:紙装版/ペーパーバック版/ページ数 400 p.
  • 言語 ENG,ENG
  • 商品コード 9781891640094
  • DDC分類 709

Full Description


A comprehensive guide to reading Japanese art signatures, this text is designed for both the layman and the scholar, with a simplified approach that allows users to find and identify over 11,000 names of Japanese artists and craftspeople, from all periods and in all media. The book includes a section on reading dates, a list over over 300 modified and debased characters and an index of provinces and place names, plus reproductions of date and censor seals on woodblock prints, publishers' trademarks and seals, and actors' and Genji "mon".

Table of Contents

Foreword                                           5  (2)
Preface 7
The Radical Index 9 (10)
Part one
Introduction 19 (3)
1 Forms of signature and writing styles 22 (1)
2 Arrangement and how to locate characters 22 (4)
in dictionary
3 Translation of signatures 26 (1)
4 Selection of the correct reading 27 (1)
5 A basic classification of Japanese names 28 (3)
6 The written seal or 'kakihan' 31 (1)
7 Identification of difficult and variant 31 (3)
characters
8 Pronunciation and romanisation of 34 (2)
Japanese names
9 Placement of signatures 36 (2)
10 Examination of signatures 38 (1)
11 A step by step guide through signature 38 (9)
reading
Part two
The dictionary of kaisho characters 47 (73)
The Kana 120(5)
Part three
Explanation and tables of key characters 125 (1)
1 Key characters qualifying manufacture, or 126(4)
describing the artist's or craftsman's
profession
2 Key to characters associated with Family 130(1)
and Clan names
3 Key characters associated with honorary 131(3)
titles and Buddhist names
4 Key characters associated with a 134(2)
craftsman's residence or place of work
5 Key characters associated with dates and 136(2)
seasons
6 Key characters associated with statements 138(2)
of age
7 Key characters associated with changes of 140(2)
name, or family and master relationships
8 Key characters associated with patrons 142(1)
and patronage
9 Miscellaneous key characters 143(6)
Part four
How to read names of Provinces 149(5)
A catalogue of geographical and place names 154(17)
Part five
How to read dates 171(2)
1 The Numerals
2 The Nengo system 173(4)
3 The Cycle system 177(7)
4 The months and seasons 184(2)
5 Date and censor seals on woodblock prints 186(11)
Part six
Debased and variant characters 197(26)
Facsimile signatures from woodblock prints 223(57)
Publishers' Trade Marks and Seals 280(8)
Actors' Mon 288(6)
Genii Mon 294(6)
Part seven
Catalogue of artist and craftsman names
1 Swordsmiths 300(26)
2 Metal workers 326(19)
3 Lacquer artists 345(6)
4 Netsuke careers 351(16)
Part eight 367(12)
Bibliography 367 (12)
Part nine
The stroke-count index of kaisho characters 379