Book by Nagatake Takeshi
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Imari and Kakiemon wares are produced in the Arita area of Kyushu, a focus of domestic porcelain production since the 17th century. In addition to the sophisticated potting techniques and cobalt/celadon underglaze decoration learned from Korea, Japanese potters learned Chinese overglaze enamel techniques and the brilliant porcelains of Kyushu appeared almost overnight. These porcelains were shipped through the port of Imari, and hence became known by that name. Wares from the Kakiemon kilns are well known for their bright yet subtle red enamel, the delicate balance between decorated and white areas, and the painstaking care directed to every step from refining the clay to the enamel firing. This book provides a visual overview of the history, techniques and distinguishing features of both Imari and Kakiemon wares.Biografía del autor:
Takeshi Nagatake (1916-1987) was born in Ushitsu, Saga Prefecture, the son of the head priest at Jofuku-ji temple. He graduated from Tokyo Technical College and went on to study museology at Tokyo University of Fine Arts. He thereafter returned to Kyushu, where he was professor of art at Saga Women's College and curator of the Arita Ceramic Museum. Among the books he authored are Nihon no aka-e ("Japanese Enameled Ceramics") and Toyo toji no bi ("The Beauty of Oriental Ceramics").
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