Index of Inro Artists
Author: E. A. Wrangham
Publisher/Date: UK: Harehope Publishing (c. 1995)
Format/Condition: New heavy hardcover book with dust jacket in Near Fine condition: bumped on edge; dust jacket rubbed. 368 pages, glossary, character index. Dimensions: 11.1 x 9 x 1.3 inches. Profusely illustrated in black-and-white.
Description: A guide to the Japanese artists whose signatures appear on the miniature Japanese medicine-cases called inro. The result of 35 years of study by the owner of the world's most comprehensive inro collections, this book contains 2704 entries with more than 2000 signature photographs gathered from private and public collections throughout the world. The text includes concise bibliographical details of the artists and a listing of the main publications and collections where their works are to be found. This publication is an essential guide to the understanding of one of the world's most important miniature art forms.