Asian Art and Archaeology
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Art and Architecture of Japan
by Robert Treat Paine, 1981. Mugar Library N7350 .P3 1981.
Arts of China to AD 900
by William Watson, 1995. Mugar Library N 7343 W38 1995.
Arts of China 900-1620
by William Watson, 2000. Mugar Library N 7343 W382 2000.
Heibonsha Survey of Japanese Art, 30 vols and index, 1971-1980.
In English. (Translation of: Nihon no bijutsu.) Comprehensive survey of all aspects of Japanese art. Contents by volume:
l. Major themes in Japanese art
2. Beginnings of Japanese art
3. Shinto art: Ise and Izumo shrines
4. Asuka Buddhist art
5. Nara Buddhist art
6. Silk road and the Shoso-in
7. Temples of Nara and their art
8. Art in Japanese esoteric Buddhism (not available)
9. Heian temples: Byodo-in and Chuson-ji
10. Painting in the Yamato style
11. Sculpture of the Kamakura period
12. Japanese ink painting
13. Feudal architecture of Japan
14. Momoyama decorative painting
15. Japanese art and the tea ceremony
16. Japanese costume and textile arts
17. Momoyama genre painting
18. Edo painting: Sotatsu and Korin
19. Namban art of Japan
20. Edo architecture: Katsura and Nikko
21. Traditional domestic architecture of Japan
22. Traditional woodblocks prints of Japan
23. Japanese painting in the literati style
24. Modern currents in Japanese art
25. Japanese art in the world perspective
26. Folk arts and crafts of Japan
27. Art of Japanese calligraphy
28. Garden art of Japan
29. Art of Japanese ceramics (not available)
30. Japanese art: a cultural appreciation.
31. Comprehensive index to the set with references to artists, personalities, subjects, places, and illustrations.
Mugar Reference N 7350 B45 1980
The library does not own volumes 8 and 29. Each volume has its own call number: check the catalog under volume title or series title, Heibonsha Survey of Japanese Art.
Japanese Art After 1945: Scream Against the Sky
by Alexandra Munroe, 1994.Includes a glossary of basic terms in Japanese art and art history; descriptions of historical events; and descriptions of major groups. pp. 393-398. An extensive bibliography on pp. 399-411 is organized in three main categories: general references in Western languages; general references in Japanese; and artists and groups.
Mugar: Folio N7355 .M87 1994
Nihon Bijutsu Zenshu (Complete Works of Japanese Fine Arts), ed. Maekawa Seiro, 25 vols and index, 1990-1994.
In Japanese with English-language bibliographies and illustration captions. Illustrations include many color plates. Library call number: Mugar Folio N7350 N54 1990 v. 1-25. Contents by volume:
1.Pottery, to 794
2. Architecture, Nara temples, to 794
3. Shoso-in (Nara), to 794
4. Architecture, Nara temples, to 794
5. Esoteric Buddhist temples and sculptures
6. Heian period, 794-1185, and Kamakura-Momoyama periods, 1185-1600
7. Mandara and a painting of the Rebirth in Western Paradise
8. Paintings and crafts, Heian period, 794-1185
9. Paintings: legendary founding of temples, shrines and likeness pictures, Kamakura-Momoyama periods, 1185-1600
10. Unkei, d. 1223? and Kaikei, fl. 1185-1600, Kamakura-Momoyama periods, 1185-1600
11. Zen temples and gardens, Kamakura-Momoyama periods, 1185-1600
12. Scrolls and ink paintings, Kamakura-Momoyama periods, 1185-1600
13. Screen paintings of Yamato-e and Sesshu, Kamakura-Momoyama periods, 1185-1600
14. Tearooms and castles, Kamakura-Momoyama periods, 1185-1600
15. Kano School, Kamakura-Momoyama periods, 1185-1600
16. Katsura Rikyu Detached Palace and Toshogu, Edo period, 1600-1868
17. Screen painting, Edo period, 1600-1868
18. Sotatsu and Korin, Edo period, 1600-1868
19. Ike Taiga and Maruyama Okyo, Edo period, 1600-1868
20. Decorative arts, Edo period, 1600-1868
21. Modern Japanese Art from Edo (1600-1868) to Meiji (1868-1912) periods
22. Modern Japanese paintings, 20th century
23. Tradition and modernism in Japanese art, 1868–
24. European and American influences on Japanese modern art, 1868–
26. Index (in Japanese). Mugar Reference X N 7350 N54
Nihon no kenchiku Meiji Taisho Showa = West meets East: The Japanese Introduction to Western Architecture in 19th and 20th Centuries. ed. Muramatsu Teijiro, 10 vols, 1979-
In Japanese. Excellence source of building photographs and architectural drawings. Mugar Reserve NA1554.5.N54 1979. Contents by volume (with English translations):
1. Koshino, Takeshi. Kaika no katachi (The Form of Civilization)
2. Onogi, Shigekatsu. Yoshiki no ishizue (The Foundations of Style)
3. Fujimori, Terunobu. Kokka no dezain (Designs for the Nation)
4. Hasegawa, Takashi. Gijido e no keifu (Towards the Architecture of the Diet Building)
5. Sakamoto, Katsuhiko. Shoto no dezain (Designs for the Financial Building)
6. Yanaguchi, Hiroshi. Toshi no seika (The Essence of the City)
7. Ishida, Junichiro. Burujowaji no soshoku (Bourgeois Decor)
8. Ito, Michio. Yoshikibi no banka (The Decline of Style)
9. Tanigawa, Masami. Raito no isan (Wright’s Legacy)
10. Omi, Sakae, and Hori Takeyoshi. Nihon no modanizumu (Japan’s Modernism).
Ancient Arts of Western and Central Asia: A Guide to the Literature,
by Bernard Goldman. Subject index to the main bibliography includes topics such as Anatolia, historiography, source documents, Sumer, etc. Mugar Reference X Z 5961 M58 G65 1991.
Archaeology of the Indian Subcontinent and Sri Lanka: A Selected Bibliography,
by Robert Ridinger. Arranged by contemporary political units under India, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka. An appendix contains South Asian Archaeological Law and Legislation. Mugar Reference X Z 3208 A8 R53 2001.
Bibliotheca Sinica. Dictionnaire bibliographique des ouvrages relatifs a l’Empire chinois
by Henri Cordier, 6 vols. in 5, originally published 1904-1924. “Ethnographie et Anthropologie,” pp. 3346-3363, “Beaux-arts,” pp. 3870-3898, “Les Etrangers en Chine” (beginning in antiquity), pp. 3997-4054. Mugar Reference X Z 3101 F04.
“Bibliography of the Publications of Kwang-Chih Chang, 1948-2001.” Journal of East Asian Archaeology, 3 :1-2 (2001) 349-371. The earlier bibliography was published in JEAA 1 : 1-4 (1999) 1-42. See also, Bibliography of the Publications of Kwang-Chih Chang, compiled by Robert Murowhick, Lothar von Falkenhausen, and Chen Xingcam.
China in Western Literature: A Continuation of Cordier’s Bibliotheca Sinica, compiled by Tung-Li Yuan, 1958.
Chapter XVII. “Archaeology and Fine Arts,” pp. 469-516. Mugar Reference X Z 3101 F58.
prepared by the Library of the Freer Gallery of Art and the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, 2000.
Collector’s Guide to Books on Japan in English. An Annotated List with over 2,500 Titles with Subject Index
by Joseph Rogala. Alphabetical by author with subject index. Mugar Reference X Z3301 .R58 2001.
Harvard Outline and Reading Lists for Oriental Art
by Benjamin Rowland, Jr., 1967. Books and articles classified by country or region, then period, then architecture, sculpture, and painting. Mugar N 7260 F67.
Index to Chinese Archaeological Works Published in the People’s Republic of China, 1949-1965
by C. M. Chen and Richard B. Stamps. Classified bibliography of books and articles with titles translated into English. ICEAACH Library Z 3106 C46.
Index Sinicus: A Catalogue of Articles relating to China in Periodicals and Other Collective Publications, 1920-1955
compiled by John Lust, 1964. Note: “supplementing H. Cordier’s Bibliotheca Sinica & T.L. Yuan’s China in Western Literature.” Chapter XVI: “Archaeology and Fine Arts,” pp. 359-436. Mugar Reference X Z 3101 F64.
by Kristina Kade Troost, Librarian for Japan and Korea, Perkins Library, Duke University. Research guide of bibliographies, dictionaries and encyclopedias, biographies, handbooks, directories and museum guides, yearbooks, surveys and compendia, journals, WWW sites, art museums and associations. Updated 2003.
by Sylvan Barnet, Asia Society. Annotated selective bibliography of English-language publications on Japanese art. Contents arranged by medium and period.
Roberts’ guide to Japanese museums of art and archaeology
by Laurance Roberts. Mugar Reference X N3735 .R62 1987.
T. L. Yuan Bibliography of Western Writings on Chinese Art and Archaeology
ed. Harrie A. Vanderstappen. Lists 2,278 books and 8,954 articles published between 1920 and 1965. Index. Mugar Z 5961 C5 Y9 1975.
by Britta Erickson, Stanford University. Artists.
Biographical Dictionary of Japanese Art, ed. Yutaka Tazawa, 1981. Mugar N 7350 B448.
Dictionary of Japanese Artists: Painting, Sculpture, Ceramics, Prints, Lacquer, by Laurance P. Roberts, 1976 (paperback, 1990). Mugar N 7358 R6 1990.
Dictionary of Ming Biography 1368-1644, 2 vols., by L. Carrington Goodrich and Chaoying Fang, 1976. Mugar DS 753.5 A84 1976.
Index of Early Chinese Painters and Paintings: T’ang, Sung, and Yuan, by James Cahill, 1980. Includes locations of paintings [as of 1980]. Mugar ND 1043.3 C3.
Index-Dictionary of Chinese Artists, Collectors, and Connoisseurs, by Namcy N. Seymour, 1988. Mugar N 7348 S48 1988.
Index to Reproductions of Paintings by Twentieth-Century Chinese Artists, by Ellen Johnston Laing, 1984. Covers 1912 to ca. 1980. 3500 traditional-style artists with lists of their works reproduced in monographs, books, journals, and catalogues. Mugar ND1045 .L35 1984
Japanese Women Artists 1600-1900, by Patricia Fister, 1988. Mugar N 7353.5 F57 1988
Modern Chinese Artists: A Biographical Dictionary, by Michael Sullivan, 2006. Brief entries for 1,800 20th and 21st century Chinses artists. Mugar N 7348 .S85 2006
Boston University Programs
- Archaeology Department. Click on courses for Asian listings.
- Art History Department. Click on courses for Asian art listings. Cumulus Image Database. Art History Department, Boston University. BU
- ICEAACH. International Center for East Asian Archaeology and Cultural History, Boston University. “The Center’s library of reference materials on East Asian archaeology and cultural history includes over 6,000 books and journals, 12,000 photos and slides, and hundreds of maps. Forming the core of this collection is the extensive personal research library of the eminent archaeologist and scholar of ancient China, Prof. Kwang-chih Chang.”
Database Indexes to Journal Articles, Books, and Dissertations
International Institute for Asian Studies. Covers archaeology (pre- and proto-history), historical archaeology, ancient art history, modern art history, material culture, epigraphy and palaeography, numismatics and sigillography. Indexes monographs, articles in monographs, articles in periodicals, and unpublished PhD theses. Geographical areas include South Asia and Southeast Asia, and regions culturally related to these areas, for example: Afghanistan, Uzbekistan,Tajikistan and Tibet as related to South Asia; South China and the Pacific as related to Southeast Asia. To search the index, click on : “Where can you find the ABIA Index ?” Also available in print: Vol. I covering 1996 and 1997 (published in 1999) and Vol. II covering selections from the ABIA Index online through 2001 (published in 2002) at Mugar Reference X N 7260 A25.
Roberts’ guide to Japanese Museums of Art and Archaeology, by Laurance P. Roberts, 1987. Mugar Reference X N 3735 R62 1987.
Encyclopedias and Dictionaries
Dictionary of Chinese Mythology by E.T.C. Werner. Index and bibliography. Mugar Reference X BL 1801 W35 1977.Dictionary of Chinese and Japanese Art by Hugo Munsterberg, 1981. Includes objects, artists, and legends. Mugar Reference X N 7340 M78 1981.
Encyclopedia of Vernacular Architecture
ed. Paul Oliver, 3 vols., 1997. Asian cultures and habitats are treated in Volume 2. Mugar Reference X NA 208 E53 1997.
Feng Shui. Environments of Power: A Study of Chinese Architecture
by Evelyn Lip. Chapters on traditional characteristics, Beijing, Kanyu of the Gugong, temples, and landscape gardens. Mugar Reference XNA 1540 L544 1955.
by Margaret Medley. Mugar Reference X N 7340 M4 1974.
International Dictionary of Historic Places.
Vol. 5: Asia and Oceania, ed. Trudy Ring. Lengthy essays on selected sites with illustrations and bibliographies. Mugar Reference X CC 135 I585 1995.
by Botand Bognar. 630 contemporary (post-WWII) works. Arranged by region. Maps, bibliography, building chronology, list of architects and their buildings. Mugar Reference XNA 1555 B526 1995.
Oriental Art: A Handbook of Styles and Forms
by Jeannine Auboyer, 1980. Mugar Reference X N 7260 G6713 1980.
Penguin Guide to the Monuments of India. Vol. l: Buddhist, Jain, Hindu
by George Mitchell. Vol. 2: Islamic, Rajput, European
by Philip Davies. Each volume in two parts: introduction–cultures, religions, patrons, and artists, etc.; and Gazetteer of Monuments of region and site. Mugar Reference XNA 1501 P46 1989.
Ancient China: Art and Archaeology
by Jessica Rawson. By period: Neolithic, Shang, Western Zhou, Eastern Zhou, and Han dynasties. General historical survey to 220 A.D. with examples from the British Museum. Mugar Reference X N 7340 R39 1980.
Annotated Outlines of the History of Chinese Arts
by Grace Dunham Guest, 1949. Published by the Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. Includes illustrations.
Archaeology of Korea
by Sarah Milledge Nelson. Mugar DS 903 .N45 1993.
Cambridge History of Ancient China: From the Origins of Civilization to 221 B.C.
by Michael Loewe. Mugar Reference X DS 741.5 C35 1999.
History of Civilizations of Central Asia , 2 vols.
From the beginnings to A.D. 250. Mugar Reference X DS 329.4 h48 1992.
History of Far Eastern Art
by Sherman Lee, 5th ed. Mugar N 7336 L43 1994.
History of Japanese Art
by Penelope Mason. Mugar N 7350 M26 1993.
Introduction to Korean Architecture
by Sam Y. Park, 2 vols. Mugar NA 1560 .P37 1991.
International Dictionary of Historic Places . Vol. 5: Asia and Oceania ,
ed. Trudy Ring. Lengthy essays on selected sites with illustrations and bibliographies.
Mugar Reference X CC 135 I585 1995.
Journey into China’s Antiquity: National Museum of Chinese History
ed. Yu Weichao, 4 vols. “Based on the exhibition of Chinese history on permanent display.” Vol. 1: Palaeolithic Age, Low Neolithic Age, Upper Neolithic Age, Xia D
ynasty, Shang Dynasty, Western Zhou Dynasty,Spring and Autumn Period; Vol. 2: Warring States Period, Qin Dynasty, The Western and Eastern Han Dynasties, Three Kingdoms through Western and Eastern Jin to Northern and Southern Dynasties; Vol. 3: Sui Dynasty, Tang Dynasty, Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms Period, Northern and Southern Song Dynasties; Vol. 4: Yuan Dynasty, Ming Dynasty, Qing Dynasty. Mugar Reference X DS 735 J68 1997.
Korea: Art and Archaeology
by Jane Portal. British Museum. Mugar DS904 .P67 2000.
a project of the Walter Chapin Simpson Center for the Humanities at the University of Washington, directed by Daniel C. Waugh. Comprehensive links to all aspects of Eurasian culture from the lst to the 17th century A.D.
Sources of the Japanese Tradition
compiled by Ryusaku Tsunoda, etal., 1958. Civilization and history. Mugar DS 821 F58.
Chinese Symbolism and Art Motifs: An Alphabetical Compendium of Antique Legends and Beliefs, as Reflected in the Manners and Customs of the Chinese
by C.A.S. Williams, reprint of 3rd ed rev, 1941. Mugar Reference X GR 335 W53 1988.
Dictionary of Chinese Symbols: Hidden Symbols in Chinese Life and Thought
by Wolfram Eberhard, translation from German. Mugar Reference X DS 721 E32613 1986.
Encyclopedia of Tibetan Symbols and Motifs
text and illustrations by Robert Beer. Mugar Reference X N7346.T5 B43 1999.
Illustrated Dictionary of Symbols in Eastern and Western Art
by James Hall. Sections on abstract signs, animals, artifacts, earth and sky, human body and dress, and plans. Bibliography and chronological tables. Mugar Reference X N 7740 H35 1994.
Pointers and Clues to the Subjects of Chinese and Japanese Art; as shown in Drawings, Prints, Carvings and the Decoration of Porcelain and Lacquer
by Will Edmunds. Re-publication of the edition published in 1934. No illustrations. Mugar Reference X N 7337 E3 2002.
Reading Buddhist Art: An Illustrated Guide to Buddhist Signs and Symbols
by Meher McArthur, 2002. Mugar N 8193 M39 2002.