Beyond Zen: Japanese Buddhism Revealed
A compelling visual history of Japanese Buddhist art of the Edo, Meiji and Taisho periods and its appreciation in popular practice. The richly-illustrated text offers a concise introduction to diverse Japanese Buddhist practices and the central role art plays in them. Showcasing over 130 ornate and gold leafed paintings, textiles, ceramics, and sculptures from the Newark Museum’s extensive collection of Japanese Buddhist art, this volume provides access to hitherto unpublished masterpieces. It is divided into five parts: Buddha, Buddhas, and Bodhisattvas; Life and Death; Health and Wealth; Teachers and Students; and Tea Aesthetics and Implements.
Edited by Katherine Anne Paul
Contributions by Katherine Anne Paul and Ikumi Kaminishi
Project Editor: Catherine Evans, The Newark Museum of Art
Preface by Linda C. Harrison, The Newark Museum of Art’s Director & CEO
Published by Giles 2021, hardcover, 164 pages, format 9.5"x 11".