Chapter 1: Introduction; Chapter 2: Prehistoric Period (11th mil. bce-6th c. ce); Chapter 3: Asuka and Nara (552-794); Chapter 4: Heian (794-1185); Chapter 5 (Kamakura and Muromachi (1185-1573); Chapter 6: Azuchi-Momyama and Edo (1576-1868); Chapter 7: Modern Japan (1868-1965); Chahpter 8: Japan Today (1965-).
An authoritative and provocative survey of the arts of Japan, brought right up to date with the latest developments and current trends
Joan Stanley-Baker is Emeritus Professor of Art History at Tainan National University of Arts, Taiwan.
Covers the prehistoric period through Japan today and seeks to capture the essence of Japanese culture, which embraces balance, harmony, humor, and human imperfection. [Stanley-Baker] aims to communicate the sense of union between the art and the artist, as well as the ability of Japanese art and culture to absorb the ideas and influences of other cultures into its own.