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By Hugo Munsterberg

With dozens of beautiful pictures and insightful remark, the people Arts of Japan bargains with a rediscovered department of jap art.
Although those folkcraft creations have their roots within the country's old and colourful paintings culture, their unassuming grace makes them unmistakably in concord with sleek useful design.
The writer, Dr. Munsterberg brings to his paintings the culmination of 4 years of research in Japan and a deep wisdom of Asian tradition, making to be had for the 1st time in English a complete consultant and observation in this major department of Japan's different arts.

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The eleventh and twelfth centuries witnessed major transformations in the West, Anatolia, and India. The fourteenth and were fifteenth centuries times of tremendous conquests in the Balkans and India. In all these cases except Spain, an Islamic culture and an Islamic art appeared in areas from which they had until then been excluded. But what was either imported from elsewhere and translated into local forms, or created anew, had already had an Islamic existence or association before it became part of the new Ottoman new Mughal Anatolia and the Balkans or of the art in art in India.

Both provinces underwent an extraordinary economic growth which took the form of a large number of small towns surrounded by villages and agricultural establishments fanning out into the steppe or the movmtains. Instead of creating a large-scale, complex, and centralized irrigation system, these settively limited — The Formation 28 of Islamic Art tlements subsisted thanks to a sophisticated utiUzation of whatever water was available and especially through the extensive growth of those agricultural products primarily olives and grapes which were best suited to the land.

126, 127) have remained, as well as hundreds of textiles which are usually attributed to the first centuries of Islamic rule. Recently a group of ivories and bone carvings, hitherto considered to be late antique, have been given an early Islamic date, while excavations at Fustat have brought to light the earliest datable (772-23) glass object decorated with luster painting (fig. 115). There is a major methodological difficulty in properly assessing the historical and artistic tion that a given value of most of this material.

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