Philadelphia Museum of Art: Handbook of the Collections (Japanese-Language Edition)
Edited by Felice Fischer, with Kyoko Kinoshita
translated by Kaoru Kikuchi
453 illustrations (445 in color)
9 1/2" x 5 1/2"
Paper ISBN 0-87633-135-5
The Philadelphia Museum of Art is thrilled to offer its popular Handbook of the Collections to its Japanese-speaking audience. The original English version has sold over 30,000 copies thus far and is now in its fourth reprinting; the second printing of the Japanese edition was produced in 2005. Translated under the supervision of the Museum's Department of East Asian Art, this Japanese edition is faithful in voice and content to the original.
Each of the 400-plus masterpieces included in this book is illustrated in full color and accompanied by a brief text written by a Museum curator. Introductory essays to the collections describe their formations, holdings, and distinguishing features. Bibliography. Index.