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Rare Back Issues of âArts of Asiaâ Magazine: 1976 through 1979

Rare Back Issues of “Arts of Asia” Magazine: 1976 through 1979


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Directory: Traditional Collectibles: Ephemera: Paper: Pre 1980: Item # 1366823

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DESCRIPTION: Twenty-three rare back issues of “Arts of Asia” magazine, beginning with the March/April 1976 issue and running consecutively through the November/December 1979 issue. These rare issues feature such topics as Chinese tomb pottery, paintings, snuff bottles, porcelains, contemporary art, gardens, cloisonné, textiles and costumes, ivory and wood carvings, and the Imperial Palace. Japanese topics include netsuke, glass, ivory, ceramics, Buddhist paintings, fans, woodblock prints, lacquer, inro, ojime, noh masks & noh theatre, armor, and sword fittings.

Also featured are articles on the arts of Thailand, India, Indonesia, Islam, the Philippines, and Korea. Interesting to see are the articles about early collections (some now disbursed), prices realized at auctions during this period, and even the early advertisers.

Generously illustrated with many color and black and white plates, these older issues are not even available from the magazine publisher’s archives. The “Arts of Asia” website describes the magazine in this way: “Arts of Asia, founded in 1970, is the world's leading fine magazine of Asian art. Published six times a year, it has the largest circulation of any Asian art magazine and is distributed to 90 countries. It has the support of numerous museums, cultural organizations, universities and schools throughout the world, as well as major dealers and collectors, and students of art.” CONDITION: Some pages are slightly warped but there are no stuck pages and there is no damage to the illustrations and text. DIMENSIONS: Each issue is 9” x 12” (23 cm x 30.5 cm).