The Tale of Genji: Legends and Paintings

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Miyeko Murase, Mitsuoki Tosa
G. Braziller, 2001 - 136 páginas
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Presented here is an exquisite, complete, and beautifully preserved series of paintings illustrating The Tale of Genji, the masterpiece of classic Japanese prose narrative by Murasaki Shikibu. The fifty-four images -- illustrating one chapter each -- date from the mid-seventeenth century and shimmer with uncommon beauty and delicacy.

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The tale of Genji: legends and paintings

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Written by Murasaki Shikibu, "The Shining Prince" Genji's favorite consort in the 11th century, The Tale of Genji ranks among the world's greatest works of romantic prose narrative. This volume of ... Leer reseña completa

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Miyeko Murase is former Special Consultant for Japanese Art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, and Professor Emerita at Columbia University.

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