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The art of Japanese woodblock printing, known as andlt;iandgt;ukiyo-eandlt;/iandgt; ("pictures of the floating world"), reflects the rich history and way of life in Japan hundreds of years ago. andlt;iandgt;Ukiyo-e: The Art of the Japanese Printandlt;/iandgt; 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.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;An artist himself, author Frederick Harrisand#8212;a well-known American collector who lived in Japan for 50 yearsand#8212;pays special attention to the methods and materials employed in Japanese printmaking. The book traces the evolution of andlt;iandgt;ukiyo-eandlt;/iandgt; 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 andlt;iandgt;ukiyo-eandlt;/iandgt; woodblock prints rounds out this book of charming, carefully selected prints.

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A connoisseur's guide to Japan's timeless art form

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Ukiyo-e ("pictures of the floating world") is an art form that originated in the metropolitan culture of Edo (Tokyo) in the early seventeenth century and involved collaboration between artist, carver, printer and publisher. Printed on fragile paper using a technique of woodcut or woodblock printing, the early black and white designs soon gave way to delicate two-color prints and then to multicolored prints. Favorite subjects were portraits of beautiful geisha and courtesans, popular kabuki actors and sumo wrestlers, erotica, scenes from nature, historical subjects and even foreigners in Japan.

The charming, carefully selected ukiyo-e in this book reflect not only Japan's rich history and way of life but also reveal the author's love affair with an art form that has captured the imagination of people all over the world.

Synopsis:

Ukiyo-e ("pictures of the floating world") is an art form that originated in the metropolitan culture of Edo (Tokyo) in the early seventeenth century and involved collaboration between artist, carver, printer and publisher. Printed on fragile paper using a technique of woodcut or woodblock printing, the early black and white designs soon gave way to delicate two-color prints and then to multicolored prints. Favorite subjects were portraits of beautiful geisha and courtesans, popular kabuki actors and sumo wrestlers, erotica, scenes from nature, historical subjects and even foreigners in Japan.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;The charming, carefully selected ukiyo-e in this book reflect not only Japan's rich history and way of life but also reveal the author's love affair with an art form that has captured the imagination of people all over the world.

About the Author

andlt;bandgt;Frederick Harrisandlt;/bandgt; is an artist who lived in Japan for over fifty years. He was introduced to the Japanese woodblock print by the well-known printmaker Martin Lewis, and after serving in the armed forces in Korea, he moved to Japan to establish an art studio.

Product Details

ISBN:
9784805310984
Author:
Harris, Frederick
Publisher:
Tuttle Publishing
Subject:
Asian
Subject:
Prints
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
Art-History and Criticism
Subject:
ukiyo-e; Japanese art; Edo art; Japanese woodblock printing; Japanese ukiyo-e
Subject:
Japanese art; printmaking; block printing; woodblock prints; Japanese woodblock printing; ukiyoe
Edition Description:
Hardcover with Jacket
Series:
No Series
Publication Date:
20110431
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
over 230 full-color images
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
11.00 x 8.50 in

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A connoisseur's guide to Japan's timeless art form
"Synopsis" by , Ukiyo-e ("pictures of the floating world") is an art form that originated in the metropolitan culture of Edo (Tokyo) in the early seventeenth century and involved collaboration between artist, carver, printer and publisher. Printed on fragile paper using a technique of woodcut or woodblock printing, the early black and white designs soon gave way to delicate two-color prints and then to multicolored prints. Favorite subjects were portraits of beautiful geisha and courtesans, popular kabuki actors and sumo wrestlers, erotica, scenes from nature, historical subjects and even foreigners in Japan.

The charming, carefully selected ukiyo-e in this book reflect not only Japan's rich history and way of life but also reveal the author's love affair with an art form that has captured the imagination of people all over the world.

"Synopsis" by , Ukiyo-e ("pictures of the floating world") is an art form that originated in the metropolitan culture of Edo (Tokyo) in the early seventeenth century and involved collaboration between artist, carver, printer and publisher. Printed on fragile paper using a technique of woodcut or woodblock printing, the early black and white designs soon gave way to delicate two-color prints and then to multicolored prints. Favorite subjects were portraits of beautiful geisha and courtesans, popular kabuki actors and sumo wrestlers, erotica, scenes from nature, historical subjects and even foreigners in Japan.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;The charming, carefully selected ukiyo-e in this book reflect not only Japan's rich history and way of life but also reveal the author's love affair with an art form that has captured the imagination of people all over the world.
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