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Violets Between Cherry Blossoms: The Diffusion of Classical Motifs to the East : Traces in Japanese Art : Fictions, Conjectures, Facts

P.L.W. Arts
Format
Book
Published
[Leiden] : Leiden University Press, c2011.
Language
English
Variant Title
Diffusion of classical motifs to the East : traces in Japanese art : fictions, conjectures, facts
ISBN
9789087281182 (pbk.), 9087281188 (pbk.), 9789400600386 (ebk.), 9400600380 (ebk.)
Contents
  • pt. 1. Cultural flow from Greece to Japan : centres, carriers and tracks. The development and spread of Greek culture until 323 B.C. ; Alexander the Great and the heritage of Hellenism in the Middle East and India ; The Roman world and the East ; Buddhism and trade : the vehicles of classical culture
  • pt. 2. Cultural flow from Greece to Japan : images, decorative patterns, motifs. Some remarks on convergence, transfer and acceptance ; Gods and heroes ; Airborne deities ; Human figures ; Pegasos ; The fish-tailed dragon ; The face of the monster ; Dionysian motifs ; Foliage and floral motifs.
Description
xxxi, 763 p. : ill., maps ; 28 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (p. 665-721) and index.
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