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Woodwork and the Arts of Japan

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Presented by Arnold Arboretum at Arnold Arboretum, Boston MA

Mar 27
Woodwork and the Arts of Japan

Material culture in Japan is distinguished by its reliance on wood in art-making. Yukio Lippit examines how the materiality of wood conditioned development of arts in a Japanese context, focusing on architecture, sculpture, and woodblock printing.

Yukio Lippit, PhD, History of Art and Architecture, Harvard University and Johnson-Kulukundis Family Director of the Arts, Radcliffe Institute

Material culture in Japan is distinguished by its heavy reliance on wood in art-making. For over a millennium, the rich biomass heritage of the country has provided a foundation for the work of master carpenters and the emergence of a wide array of remarkable techniques for the wood-related arts. Yukio Lippit will examine how wood selection and the

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