Japan: Its Architecture, Art, and Art Manufacturers by Christopher Dresser

By Christopher Dresser

The writer of this paintings, an architect and ornamentalist through career with a superior wisdom of producing, went to Japan after the Meiji recovery to monitor what a standard tourist wouldn't discover. the result's an soaking up and informative paintings on all points of creating and the ornamental arts for which we will be continuously in his debt. From temples to carpentry instruments, from candlesticks to theatre layout, all are displayed and defined right here.

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The entrance to the market, through which At 9 which, to can only regard as over-grown mussels, I large creatures of the shark character, and life, coins, now entirely superseded modern American by fashion. Tokio, having been invited to partake for of a native banquet to be given by certain foreign secretaries of Each of our legation to the Austrian princes. was to invite one friend, Hon. James Saumarez. and I hosts, I understood, was the honoured guest of the The luncheon was served in the most fashionable of Japanese tea-houses, being that in which the ministers have state dinners, and in every respect according to the highest rules of Japanese taste and etiquette.

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