David Jones, artist and poet (1895-1974) begins his PREFACE TO THE ANATHEMATA :

'I have made a heap of all that I could find.' (1) So wrote Nennius, or whoever composed the introductory matter to Historia Brittonum. He speaks of an 'inward wound' which was caused by the fear that certain things dear to him 'should be like smoke dissipated'. Further, he says, 'not trusting my own learning, which is none at all, but partly from writings and monuments of the ancient inhabitants of Britain, partly from the annals of the Romans and the chronicles of the sacred fathers, Isidore, Hieronymous, Prosper, Eusebius and from the histories of the Scots and Saxons although our enemies . . . I have lispingly put together this . . . about past transactions, that [this material] might not be trodden under foot'. (2)

(1) The actual words are coacervavi omne quod inveni, and occur in Prologue 2 to the Historia.
(2) Quoted from the translation of Prologue 1. See The Works of Gildas and Nennius, J.A.Giles, London 1841.

29 February 2016

How to look at The Field of Regard

We were not surprised yesterday when this 1968 NGV poster for The Field well exceeded the pre-auction estimate.

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Today, How to look at The Field of Japanese Art 
as Attempted via Books by Stephen Addiss.

The Sound of One Hand: Paintings and Calligraphy by Zen Master Hakuin (with Audrey Yoshiko Seo). Boston and London: Shambhala Publications, 2010.

Stitching Speechless. Chapel Hill, North Carolina: Blue Bluer Books, 2009.

Haiku: An Anthology of Japanese Poems (with Fumiko and Akira Yamamoto). Boston and London: Shambhala Publications, 2009.

Zen Art Book (with John Daido Loori). Boston and London: Shambhala Publications, 2009.

John Cage Zen Ox-Herding Pictures (with Ray Kass), New York City: George Braziller, 2009.

Zen Sourcebook (assisted by Stanley Lombardo and Judith Roitman), Hackett Publications, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 2008.

Mountains of the Heart (with facsimile of 1816 book by Kameda Bosai), George Braziller, New York, 2007.

The Zen Art Box (with John Daido Loori), Shambhala Publications, Boston, 2007.

Haiku Humor (assisted by Fumiko and Akira Yamamoto), Weatherhill-Shambhala, Boston, 2007.

77 Dances: Japanese Calligraphy by Poets, Monks, and Scholars, 1568–1868 Shambhala Publications, Boston, 2006.

Traditional Japanese Arts and Culture: An Illustrated Sourcebook (coeditor), University of Hawaii Press, 2006.

The Art of Chinese Calligraphy, Philadelphia: Running Press, 2005.

Haiku Landscapes (assisted by Fumiko and Akira Yamamoto) Weatherhill, New York, 2002.

Lao Tzu: Tao Te Ching (translation into Portuguese based on that by Stephen Addiss and Stanley Lombardo, plus 21 ink paintings by Stephen Addiss). Martin Fontes, Sao Paulo, Brazil, 2002.

Old Taoist: The Life, Art, and Poetry of Kodojin (with Jonathan Chaves), Columbia University Press, New York City, 2000.

The Resonance of the Qin in Far Eastern Art, China Institute, New York City, 1999.

Three Three Three, Josh Hockensmith, Richmond, Virginia, 1999.

Haiku People (assisted by Fumiko and Akira Yamamoto), Weatherhill, New York City, 1998.

The Art of 20th-Century Zen: paintings and calligraphy by Japanese masters (with Audrey Yoshiko Seo, with a chapter by Matthew Welch), Shambhala, Boston, 1998.
Nakahara Nantenbō (Tōjū Zenchū, 1839-1925) by Matthew Welch
Deiryū Kutsu (Kanshū Sōjun, 1895-1954)
Yūzen Gentatsu (Sanshōken, 1842-1918)
Takeda Mokurai (1854-1930)
Sōhan Gempō (Shōun, 1948-1922)
Yamamoto Gempō (1866-1961)
Nishiari Bokuzan (Kin'ei, 1821-1910)
Taneda Santōka (1882-1940)
Kojima Kendō
Rozan Ekō (1865-1944)
Mamiya Eishū (1871-1945)
Seki Seisetsu (1877-1945)
Shibayama Zenkei (1894-1974)
Fukushima Keido (b.1933)
Six Directions (illustrator), La Alameda Press, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 1997.

River of Stars (illustrator), Shambhala, Boston and London, 1997.

How to Look at Japanese Art (assisted by Audrey Yoshiko Seo), Harry N. Abrams, New York City, 1996.

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A Haiku Garden (assisted by Fumiko and Akira Yamamoto), Weatherhill, New York City, 1996.

Haiga: Takebe Socho and the Haiku-Painting Tradition, University of Richmond Marsh Art Gallery and the University of Hawaii Press, 1995.

Four Huts (Illustrator), Shambhala, Boston, 1994.

Tao Te Ching (translated with Stanley Lombardo, and illustrator), Hackett Publications, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1993.

Phoenix Papers: 26 Lawrence Poets (coeditor, coauthor, illustrator), Penthe Press, Lawrence, Kansas, 1993.

Art History and Education (with Mary Erickson), University of Illinois Press, 1993.

A Haiku Menagerie (assisted by Fumiko and Akira Yamamoto), Weatherhill, New York City, 1992.

Narrow Road to the Interior (illustrator), Shambhala, Boston, 1991.

Shisendo: Hall of the Poetry Immortals (coauthor), Weatherhill, New York City, 1991.
The Art of Zen: Paintings and Calligraphy by Japanese Monks, 1600–1925, Harry N. Abrams, New York City, 1989.
Konoe Nobutada (1565-1614)
Takuan Sōhō (1573-1645)
Kōgetsu Sōhan (1574-1643)
Shōkadō Shōjō (c. 1584-1639)
Ishi Bunshu (1608-1646)
Seigan Sōi (1588-1661)
Fūgai Ekun (1568-1654): "OUTSIDE THE WIND"
Ungo Kiyō (1582-1659)
Gessū Sōko (1618-1696)
Bankei Yōtaku (1622-1693)
Ingen (1592-1673)
Mokuan (1611-1684)
Sokuhi (1616-1671)
Dokutan (1628-1706)
Tetsugyū (1628-1700)
Shin'etsu (1639-1696)
Ryōnen Gensō (1646-1711)
Taihō (1691-1774)
Hakuin Ekaku (1686-1769)
Tōrei Enji (1721-1792)
Suiō Genro (1717-1789)
Reigen Etō (1721-1785)
Gako (1737-1805)
Shunsō Shōjū (1750-1839)
Jiun Sonja (1718-1804)
Ryōkan (1758-1831)
Gōchō Kankai (1749-1835)
Sengai Gibon (1750-1838)
Nantenbō Tōjū (1839-1925)
Tall Mountains and Flowing Waters: The Arts of Uragami Gyokudo, University of Hawaii Press, 1987.

Japanese Quest for a New Vision: The Impact of Visiting Chinese Painters 1600–1900 (editor and coauthor), Spencer Museum of Art, University of Kansas, 1986.

Japanese Ghosts and Demons (editor and coauthor), Spencer Museum and George Braziller, New York City, 1985.

The World of Kameda Bosai, New Orleans Museum of Art and the University Press of Kansas, 1984.

A Myriad of Autumn Leaves (one of five coauthors), New Orleans Museum of Art, 1983.

Samurai Painters (with G. Cameron Hurst III), Kodansha International, Tokyo, 1983.

Japanese Paintings 1600–1900 from the New Orleans Museum of Art (editor and coauthor), Birmingham Museum of Art, 1982.

Tokaido: On the Road: Pilgrimage, Travel and Culture (editor and writer of introduction), Spencer Museum of Art, 1982.

Masterpieces of Sung and Yuan Dynasty Calligraphy (assisting Kwan S. Wong), China Institute, New York City, 1981.

One Thousand Years of Art in Japan (editor and coauthor), Colnaghi Oriental, London, 1981.

Catalogue of the Oriental Collection (coauthor and coeditor), Spencer Museum of Art, 1980.

Tokaido: Adventures on the Road in Old Japan (editor and coauthor), Spencer Museum of Art, 1980.

A Japanese Eccentric: The Three Arts of 村瀬太乙 Murase Taiitsu (1803-1881), New Orleans Museum of Art, 1979.

Obaku: Zen Painting and Calligraphy, Spencer Museum of Art, 1978.

Nanga Paintings, Robert Sawers Publications, London, 1976.

Zenga and Nanga: Paintings by Japanese Monks and Scholars, New Orleans Museum of Art, 1976.
Japanese Calligraphy, Shirley Day Limited, London, 1975.

Buson and His Followers (coauthor, plus writing an addendum on signatures and seals), University of Michigan Museum of Art, 1974.

 Stephen Addiss [inset] and The Field of Regard

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