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The Resource The Tale of Genji : a visual companion, Melissa McCormick

The Tale of Genji : a visual companion, Melissa McCormick

Label
The Tale of Genji : a visual companion
Title
The Tale of Genji
Title remainder
a visual companion
Statement of responsibility
Melissa McCormick
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Written in the eleventh century by the Japanese noblewoman Murasaki Shikibu, The Tale of Genji is a masterpiece of prose and poetry that is widely considered the world's first novel. Melissa McCormick provides a unique companion to Murasaki's tale that combines discussions of all fifty-four of its chapters with paintings and calligraphy from the Genji Album (1510) in the Harvard Art Museums, the oldest dated set of Genji illustrations known to exist. In this book, the album's colorful painting and calligraphy leaves are fully reproduced for the first time, followed by McCormick's insightful essays that analyze the Genji story and the album's unique combinations of word and image. This stunning compendium also includes English translations and Japanese transcriptions of the album's calligraphy, enabling a holistic experience of the work for readers today. In an introduction to the volume, McCormick tells the fascinating stories of the individuals who created the Genji Album in the sixteenth century, from the famous court painter who executed the paintings and the aristocrats who brushed the calligraphy to the work's warrior patrons and the poet-scholars who acted as their intermediaries. Beautifully illustrated, this book serves as an invaluable guide for readers interested in The Tale of Genji, Japanese literature, and the captivating visual world of Japan's most celebrated work of fiction
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
895.63/14
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
ND1059.T6585
LC item number
T35 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1967-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
McCormick, Melissa
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Murasaki Shikibu
  • Tosa, Mitsunobu
  • Painting, Japanese
  • Arts and society
  • Japanese literature
Label
The Tale of Genji : a visual companion, Melissa McCormick
Link
http://www.library.eiu.edu/requests/on-order.html
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 244-246) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Acknowledgments -- Note to reader -- Introduction -- The Tale of Genji album of 1510 -- Chapters 1-54 -- Appendix: Album calligraphy key -- Glossary
Control code
on1019839151
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
ix, 253 pages
Isbn
9780691172682
Lccn
2017061368
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40028683044
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1019839151
Label
The Tale of Genji : a visual companion, Melissa McCormick
Link
http://www.library.eiu.edu/requests/on-order.html
Publication
Copyright
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 244-246) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Acknowledgments -- Note to reader -- Introduction -- The Tale of Genji album of 1510 -- Chapters 1-54 -- Appendix: Album calligraphy key -- Glossary
Control code
on1019839151
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
ix, 253 pages
Isbn
9780691172682
Lccn
2017061368
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40028683044
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1019839151

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