Asian and African Art

The cultures of Asia and Africa take centre stage in our non-European publishing activities. Our Asia-inspired books range from those on religious artefacts from the Buddhist domain (Tsha-Tsha, Devotion) via books on historical ceramics (Frühechinesische Keramik, Ming) to Japanese everyday culture (Oishii, Netsuke) and fashion (Inrō, Kimono – Meisen). A further focus in this area includes the Western approach to Asian cultures (Japan in Early Photographs, Encountering – Retracing – Mapping) as well as the cultural interaction between East and West (Meiji Ceramics).