Educational Programs | August 24, 2011

"Art of the Book in Edo and Meiji Japan"

Rare Book School welcomes applications for its upcoming course, "The Art of
the Book in Edo and Meiji Japan, 1615-1912," which will be taught by Ellis Tinios, Honorary Lecturer at the University of Leeds, visiting researcher at
Ritsumeikan University in Kyoto, and special assistant to the Japanese Section of the Department of Asia, British Museum. The course will take place during 3-7 October 2011 at the Freer Gallery of Art and the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Library of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC.

"The Art of the Book in Edo and Meiji Japan, 1615-1912" focuses on the
unique style, subject matter, technique, and beauty of the illustrated woodblock printed books produced during this time period. Through daily lectures, discussions, and hands-on sessions, students will view examples of some of the most significant books produced in Edo and Meiji Japan. The course will include: key features of history and achievements of prominent artists during this period; the physical characteristics of Japanese books; the change and continuity of art book production; the impact of imported Chinese and Western books; and issues of collecting and appreciating Japanese illustrated books in Europe and America. No previous knowledge of Japanese language or art history is required for this course.

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*About Rare Book School*

Rare Book School (RBS) offers week-long continuing-education opportunities
for students from all disciplines and levels to study the history of written, printed, and born digital materials with leading scholars and professionals in the field. Admission to courses is competitive. RBS faculty members start making their first round of admission decisions four months before their courses begin. After this, RBS faculty review applications as they are received.

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