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One Hundred Aspects of the Moon (Dover Fine Art, History of Art)

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This marvelous evocation of traditional Japanese culture is the vision of the most prolific and influential woodblock artist of the Meiji period. Tsukioka Yoshitoshi began his masterpiece in 1885 and finished it shortly before his death, seven years later. His images depict characters from history and legend — courtesans, warriors, musicians, poets, and ordinary folk — in striking vignettes that unfold by the light of the moon.

An eager public of Yoshitoshi's contemporaries snapped up new designs from the "moon series" as quickly as they appeared. The artist incorporated Western techniques into a traditional medium that was already losing ground to photography and lithography. Inspired by history and myth, his portraits of a vanishing world elevated woodblock art to its highest level before the genre's decline. Now, after a century of obscurity, Yoshitoshi's glorious illustrations are being rediscovered. This edition of his greatest work features reproductions of each image in full color and at nearly actual size, accompanied by insightful commentaries.

Synopsis:

Marvelous evocation of traditional Japanese culture by influential woodblock artist depicts characters from history and myth. Each image reproduced in full color at nearly actual size and accompanied by commentary.

Synopsis:

This marvelous evocation of traditional Japanese culture is the vision of the most prolific and influential woodblock artist of the Meiji period. Yoshitoshi began his masterpiece in 1885 and finished it shortly before his death, seven years later. Each of his images is reproduced in full color at nearly actual size and accompanied by a commentary.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486498539
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Subject:
Asian
Author:
Yoshitoshi, Tsukioka
Author:
Grafton, John
Subject:
Ukiyoe
Subject:
Japanese Art
Subject:
woodblock prints
Subject:
Art-History and Criticism
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Fine Art, History of Art
Publication Date:
20140331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
100
Pages:
112
Dimensions:
11 x 8.38 in

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Marvelous evocation of traditional Japanese culture by influential woodblock artist depicts characters from history and myth. Each image reproduced in full color at nearly actual size and accompanied by commentary.

"Synopsis" by , This marvelous evocation of traditional Japanese culture is the vision of the most prolific and influential woodblock artist of the Meiji period. Yoshitoshi began his masterpiece in 1885 and finished it shortly before his death, seven years later. Each of his images is reproduced in full color at nearly actual size and accompanied by a commentary.
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