MIDCENTURY MODERN & JAPANESE DESIGN
A lecture based on research for my new book, Japanese Design: Art, Aesthetics, & Culture; sponsored by the Lawrence Modern group, in conjunction with the Lawrence Public Library and the Center for East Asian Studies, University of Kansas, with a book signing arranged by the Raven Bookstore.
7:30 PM January 20, 2015, The Huntington Library, Pasadena, CA
SEARCHING FOR THE SPIRIT OF THE SAGES: THE JAPANESE TEA CEREMONY FOR SENCHA
A lecture derived from my earlier book, Tea of the Sages: The Art of Sencha and subsequent research. The lecture is part of an ongoing series in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Huntington's Japanese garden and its new teahouse.
LANGDON WARNER'S VISION FOR THE JAPANESE COLLECTION AT THE NELSON-ATKINS MUSEUM OF ART, 1930-1935
My presentation is part of a two-day conference on "Ideas of Asia in the Museum," January 23-24 (the talks on the 24th will take place at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art).
January 29, 1 PM, at the San Diego Museum of Art
February 18, Phoenix Art Museum
JAPANESE DESIGN: AESTHETIC COMPONENTS, CULTURAL SOURCES, WORLDWIDE PROMOTERS
A public presentation based on my new book. The talk in San Diego is sponsored by the museum's Asian Arts Council. The talk will explore the varied formal characteristics of Japanese design, the religious and cultural factors that contributed to its creation, and the writers, both foreign and Japanese, some famous and others nearly forgotten, responsible for creating worldwide awareness of and sustaining interest in Japanese design from the 19th century to the present.