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Author Name    Stephen Addiss

Title   The Art of Haiku: Its History Through Poems and Paintings by Japanese Masters

Binding   Hardcover

Book Condition   New

Jacket Condition   New

Edition   First Edition

Size   16 x 24 Cm

Publisher   Boston, Massachusetts, USA Shambhala

ISBN    1590308867 / 9781590308868

Seller ID   037396

In the past hundred years, haiku has gone far beyond its Japanese origins to become a worldwide phenomenon—with the classic poetic form growing and evolving as it has adapted to the needs of the whole range of languages and cultures that have embraced it. This proliferation of the joy of haiku is cause for celebration—but it can also compel us to go back to the beginning: to look at haiku’s development during the centuries before it was known outside Japan. This in-depth study of haiku history begins with the great early masters of the form—like Basho, Buson, and Issa—and goes all the way to twentieth-century greats, like Santoka. It also focuses on an important aspect of traditional haiku that is less known in the West: haiku art. All the great haiku masters created paintings (called haiga) or calligraphy in connection with their poems, and the words and images were intended to be enjoyed together, enhancing each other, and each adding its own dimension to the reader’s and viewer’s understanding. Here one of the leading haiku scholars of the West takes us on a tour of haiku poetry’s evolution, providing along the way a wealth of examples of the poetry and the art inspired by it. Printed Pages: 352.

The Art of Haiku

Price = 27.95 USD


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