Potters and Patrons in Edo Period Japan: Takatori Ware and the Kuroda Domain traces the development of one of Japan's best-documented ceramic types, from its beginnings around 1600 until the abolition of the domain system in 1871. Using historical records, archaeological material from early kilns and consumer sites, and the results of comparative chemical analysis, this study explores the operation of Takatori as the official ceramic workshop of the Kuroda, lords of one of the largest domains in Japan.
Spanning cultural, aesthetic, economic and practical aspects, this book presents Takatori ware as an ideal archetype with which to compare developments in elite ceramics in other parts of Japan throughout the Edo period. In addition to its scholarly examination of the operation of a domain-sponsored ceramics workshop over more than 250 years, the book includes illustrations of examples from each of the seven Takatori workshop locations, including beautiful pieces that have never before appeared in print.
Andrew L. Maske Imprint: Routledge Country of Publication: United Kingdom Dimensions:
Weight: 454g ISBN: 9781138246508 ISBN 10: 1138246506 Series:The Histories of Material Culture and Collecting, 1700-1950 Pages: 344 Publication Date: 14 October 2016 Audience:
Professional and scholarly
Format: Paperback Publisher's Status: Active
Andrew L. Maske is Assistant Professor of Art History at the University of Kentucky. His research focuses on Asian ceramics and on cultural connections in Japanese art.