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Japanese Prints: Ukiyo-e in Edo, 1700-1900

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Editore: Lund Humphries, 2010
ISBN 10: 1848220766 / ISBN 13: 9781848220768
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Titolo: Japanese Prints: Ukiyo-e in Edo, 1700-1900

Casa editrice: Lund Humphries

Data di pubblicazione: 2010

Legatura: Hardcover

Condizione libro: Used


This Book is in Good Condition. Clean Copy With Light Amount of Wear. 100% Guaranteed. Summary: This beautifully illustrated introduction to Japanese woodblock prints takes a fresh and vivid approach to the most familiar and widely appreciated of all the traditional Japanese arts in the west, showing how recent research has opened up a new, wider understanding of these prints and their role in Japanese history and society. Codice inventario libreria ABE_book_usedgood_1848220766

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Riassunto: Japanese woodblock prints of the Edo period (1615-1868) were the products of a highly commercialised and competitive publishing industry. Their content was inspired by the vibrant popular culture that flourished in Edo (Tokyo). At any given time scores of publishers competed for the services of the leading artists of the day. Publishers and artists displayed tremendous ingenuity in finding ways to sustain demand for prints and to to circumvent the restrictions placed upon them by government censorship. Japanese woodblock prints have long been appreciated in the West for their graphic qualities but their content has not always been fully understood. In recent years, publications by scholars in Japan, Europe and the United States have made possible a more subtle appreciation of the imagery encountered in them. This book draws upon this recent scholarship to explain how those who first purchased these prints would have read them. Through stunning new photography of both well-known and rarely published works in the collection of the British Museum, including many recent acquisitions, the author explores how and why such prints were made, providing a fascinating introduction to a much-loved but little-understood art form.

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