Violets between Cherry Blossoms

The Diffusion of Classical Motifs to the East: Traces in Japanese Art. Fictions, Conjectures, Facts

P. L. W. Arts

P. L. W. Arts

Distributed for Leiden University Press

796 pages | 500 halftones | 7 3/4 x 10
Paper $125.00 ISBN: 9789087281182 Published July 2012 For sale only in the United States, its dependencies, the Philippines, and Canada
This richly illustrated comparative study of art across cultures looks at the transference of specific images and tropes throughout Eurasia from Rome to Tokyo. Starting in the early fifth century BCE, when the well-established Greek influence in Black Sea–area art spread to China, P. L. W. Arts looks at the cultural flow from West to East up to the present day. Cutting across wide swathes of the continent, including the Mediterranean Sea, Iran, Afghanistan, northern India, parts of Central Asia, and Japan, Violets between Cherry Blossoms is a uniquely wide-reaching overview of the movement of motifs and images across the globe and an invaluable reference tool for classical scholars and art historians.
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