Artful Readings

The Samurai Banner of Furin Kazan

About the featured book: This epic narrative from one of Japan’s most revered authors takes place during the 16th century, when rival warlords were in a constant state of turmoil. It centers on one young daimyo and his brilliant yet disfigured strategist, whose perspectives on military strategy, honorable enemies, and his master’s love affairs provide unique insights into the samurai way of life. Offered in conjunction with Samurai: Armor from the Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Collection.

The Samurai Banner of Furin Kazan

About the featured book: This epic narrative from one of Japan’s most revered authors takes place during the 16th century, when rival warlords were in a constant state of turmoil. It centers on one young daimyo and his brilliant yet disfigured strategist, whose perspectives on military strategy, honorable enemies, and his master’s love affairs provide unique insights into the samurai way of life. Offered in conjunction with Samurai: Armor from the Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Collection.

The Goldfinch

About the featured book: On the most fateful morning of Theo’s life, a terrorist bomb explodes at the Met, leaving him without his adored mother and in possession of a Dutch masterpiece. His subsequent coming-of-age odyssey combines unforgettably vivid characters, mesmerizing language, and breathtaking suspense while plumbing the deepest mysteries of love, identity, and art.

The Goldfinch

About the featured book: On the most fateful morning of Theo’s life, a terrorist bomb explodes at the Met, leaving him without his adored mother and in possession of a Dutch masterpiece. His subsequent coming-of-age odyssey combines unforgettably vivid characters, mesmerizing language, and breathtaking suspense while plumbing the deepest mysteries of love, identity, and art.

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