Ukiyo-e : The Art of the Japanese Print, Hardback Book

Ukiyo-e : The Art of the Japanese Print Hardback

Description

The art of Japanese woodblock printing, known as ukiyo-e ("pictures of the floating world"), reflects the rich history and way of life in Japan hundreds of years ago.

Ukiyo-e: The Art of the Japanese Print takes a thematic approach to this iconic Japanese art form, considering prints by subject matter: geisha and courtesans, kabuki actors, sumo wrestlers, erotica, nature, historical subjects and even images of foreigners in Japan. An artist himself, author Frederick Harris-a well-known American collector who lived in Japan for 50 years-pays special attention to the methods and materials employed in Japanese printmaking.

The book traces the evolution of ukiyo-e from its origins in metropolitan Edo (Tokyo) art culture as black and white illustrations, to delicate two-color prints and multicolored designs.

Advice to admirers on how to collect, care for, view and buy Japanese ukiyo-e woodblock prints rounds out this book of charming, carefully selected prints.

Information

  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 192 pages, over 230 full-color images
  • Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Oriental art
  • ISBN: 9784805310984

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