This richly illustrated volume addresses the history of collecting Japanese art and the factors that contributed to the growth of collections in North America following the Meiji Restoration in 1868.
David A. Cofrin Asian Art Manuscript SeriesEdited by Allysa B. Peyton, Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art
The David A. Cofrin Asian Art Manuscript Series embodies the determination and drive that David Cofrin (1923–2009) brought to Asian art. Dr. Cofrin was a serious collector of Asian art, acquiring works from regions as far west as Persia, as far east as Japan, and as far south as India. His broad range of interests reflected his investigative spirit and love of learning new things from various places and periods. Dr. Cofrin was responsible for the formation and growth of the Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art and its many collections, especially those of Asian art.
The goals of the series are to publish symposium proceedings, single author volumes, and collaborative projects offering new contributions to the international Asian Art field while critically reviewing past academic and canonical efforts.
Previous titles in the series include Collectors, Collections, and Collecting the Arts of China: Histories and Challenges (2014) and The Landscape Painting of China: Musings of a Journeyman (2014). These titles are currently out of print.
Allysa B. Peyton
Assistant Curator of Asian Art
Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art
PO Box 112700
3259 Hull Road
Gainesville, FL 32611-2700
There are 6 books in this series.
Please note that while you may order forthcoming books at any time, they will not be available for shipment until shortly before publication date