Genji: A Picture Album from The Met Museum


By John Carpenter and Melissa McCormick Considered the world’s first psychological novel, The Tale of Genji has captivated audiences around the globe and inspired artistic traditions for a thousand years. This picture album presents stunning works derived from the epic account of Japanese court life, welcoming the reader into a world of romance and political intrigue. The engaging text provides an overview of the visual interpretation of Genji, from 12th-century handscrolls to contemporary manga. Accessible and handsomely illustrated, this enchanting picture album wonderfully evokes the artistic tradition inspired by a revered and celebrated work of Japanese literature. This charming picture album-in addition to a full-length exhibition catalogue -was produced in conjunction with The Tale of Genji: A Japanese Classic Illuminated at The Met Fifth Avenue.

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