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Ghosts, Demons & Monsters of Japan
Trim: 14" x 8.25"
Illustrations: 52 color plates, 118 figures
The Japanese word, “yōkai” refers to a range of supernatural beings such as ghosts, demons, monsters, shapeshifters, tricksters, and other strange kinds of creatures. Yōkai also refers to peculiar entities (or presences), weird or unexplainable phenomena, and the visual depiction of these ideas. The book introduces readers to Japan’s relationship to yōkai: what they are, their associated tales, how people engaged with or interpreted yōkai in different contexts, and why they remain so popular in Japan. The contributors delve into popular culture themes to connect traditional folklore, folk art, and imagery to trends in Japan as well as in the United States.
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The Mid-century Masters
Illustrations: 110 color and black-and-white illustrations
This catalogue features selections from the Wheelwright Museum’s superb collection of Zuni fetishes amassed by Leonora Curtin, mostly between 1925 and the late 1940s.
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A Bridge from Past to Present
Illustrations: 198 color and blank-and-white illustrations
This sequel to Zuni Fetish Carvers focuses on the second generation of Zuni fetish artists who produced the widely popular objects during the 1970s. The author includes interviews of the featured artists as well as the traders and dealers who popularized the carvings.