Surveys of Japanese Art

Genshoku Nihon No Bijutsu, 32 vols and index, 1980-1985.

In Japanese.  Lists of plates in Japanese and English at the end of each volume.
Howard Gottlieb Archival Research Center Y collection (N7350.G4 1980)
Contents by volume:

l.    Genshi Bitjutsu (Ancient Japanese Art)
2.   Horyuji (Horyuji Temple)
3.   Nara no jiin to Tempyo Chokoku (Temples and Sculptures in Nara of the Tempyo Period)
4.   Shosoin
5.   Mikkyo jiinto Johan Chokoku (Temples of Esoteric Buddhism and Jokan Sculptures)
6.   Amidado to Fujiwara Chokoku (Amidado Temple and Fujiwara Sculptures)
7.   Butsuga
8.   Emakimono
9.   Chusei jiin to Kamakura chokoku
10.  Zenjii to Sekitel
11.  Suibokuga (Painting)
12.  Shiro to Shoin (Architecture of Castles and Rooms)
13.  Shoheiga (Door Paintings)
14.  Munetatsu to Korin
15.  Katsura Rikyu to Chashitsu
16.  Jinja to Reibyo
17.  Ukiyoe
18.  Fuzokuga to Ukiyoeshi (Woodblock Prints)
19.  Nanga to Shaseiga
20.  Nanban bijutsu to yofuga
21.  Men to Shozo (Arms and Armor)
22-23.  Togei
24.  Senshoku, Shikko, Kinko (Textiles, Lacquer, and Metalwork)
25.  Katchu to Token
26.  Sho
27.  Zaigai Bijutsu
28.  Shorai bijutsu (kaiga, sho)
29.  Shorai bijutsu (togei)
30.  Kindai no Nihonga
31.  Kindai no yoga
32.  Kindai no kenchiku, chokoku, kogei

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.  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.”The index is located at
Mugar Reference XN 7350 B45 1980
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.

 

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–
25. Supplement
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).