Haiku: Japanese Art and Poetry
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Original Price: $24.95
Savor the Seasons of Haiku. Thirty-five pairings of evocative poems and exquisite artwork are organized by season in Haiku: Japanese Art and Poetry to quietly capture the essence of haiku: nature and its fleeting beauty. Rendered in English with Japanese calligraphies and transliterations, the graceful haiku were composed by renowned Japanese haiku masters of the last four centuries. Images in Haiku: Japanese Art and Poetry include 18th and 19th century paintings and ukiyo-e prints and 20th-century shin hanga woodcuts. Hardcover, 79 pages; 38 color reproductions. 8" x 8"
Some of the world’s most esteemed Asian art is curated at our Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Their highly prized collections of cloisonné, illustrated haiku, porcelain, textiles and Buddhist art inspired the thoughtful gifts, artworks and clothing we present on these pages.
Every Smithsonian purchase will arrive with a museum provenance card explaining how it is adapted from or inspired by an object or objects in our collection.