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The Printer's Eye: Ukiyo-E from the Grabhorn Collection

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Edwin Grabhorn (1889and#8212;1968), co-founder of the Grabhorn Press, Northern California's premier letterpress printer, was a pioneer American collector of Japanese prints. The Grabhorn prints in the collection of the Asian Art Museum comprise the upper echelons of the original collection. The collection includes a superb selection of early monochrome and hand-colored ukiyo-e prints by Sugimura Jihei, Torii Kiyonobu, Okumura Masanobu and others, from the seminal decades of the woodblock print production in the late 1600s and early 1700s.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;iandgt;Japanese Prints from the Grabhorn Collectionandlt;/iandgt; marks the first time these prints are being published in quantity for a wide audience. Leading scholars David Waterhouse and Julia Meech provide in-depth looks at the prints in their Japanese contexts and at Grabhorn's role as a print collector. Large full-color reproductions all 140 of the Grabhorn prints in the Asian Art Museum's collection are accompanied by entries by Laura Allen and Melissa Rinne.

Synopsis:

Edwin Grabhorn (1889—1968), co-founder of the Grabhorn Press, Northern California's premier letterpress printer, was a pioneer American collector of Japanese prints. The Grabhorn prints in the collection of the Asian Art Museum comprise the upper echelons of the original collection. The collection includes a superb selection of early monochrome and hand-colored ukiyo-e prints by Sugimura Jihei, Torii Kiyonobu, Okumura Masanobu and others, from the seminal decades of the woodblock print production in the late 1600s and early 1700s.

Japanese Prints from the Grabhorn Collection marks the first time these prints are being published in quantity for a wide audience. Leading scholars David Waterhouse and Julia Meech provide in-depth looks at the prints in their Japanese contexts and at Grabhorn's role as a print collector. Large full-color reproductions all 140 of the Grabhorn prints in the Asian Art Museum's collection are accompanied by brief entries by Melissa Rinne.

About the Author

Melissa M. Rinne is Assistant Curator of Japanese Art at the Asian Art Museum.

David Waterhouse's many publications include Early Japanese Prints in the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Julia Meech's many publications include Japonisme Comes to America: The Japanese Impact on the Graphic Arts 1876—1925.

Laura W. Allen is Curator of Japanese Art at the Asian Art Museum.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780939117604
Author:
Rinne, Melissa
Publisher:
Asian Art Museum of San Francisco
Author:
Rinne, Melissa M.
Author:
Waterhouse, David
Author:
W.
Author:
Meech, Julia
Author:
aterhouse, David
Subject:
Asian
Subject:
Art-History and Criticism
Subject:
Non-Classifiable
Subject:
woodblock prints; Japanese woodblock prints; Ukiyo-e; Ukiyo-e Asian Art Museum; San Francisco Asian Art museum; Grabhorn Collection prints
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
20131031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
approx 100 illustrations
Pages:
184
Dimensions:
12 x 9 in

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"Synopsis" by , Edwin Grabhorn (1889—1968), co-founder of the Grabhorn Press, Northern California's premier letterpress printer, was a pioneer American collector of Japanese prints. The Grabhorn prints in the collection of the Asian Art Museum comprise the upper echelons of the original collection. The collection includes a superb selection of early monochrome and hand-colored ukiyo-e prints by Sugimura Jihei, Torii Kiyonobu, Okumura Masanobu and others, from the seminal decades of the woodblock print production in the late 1600s and early 1700s.

Japanese Prints from the Grabhorn Collection marks the first time these prints are being published in quantity for a wide audience. Leading scholars David Waterhouse and Julia Meech provide in-depth looks at the prints in their Japanese contexts and at Grabhorn's role as a print collector. Large full-color reproductions all 140 of the Grabhorn prints in the Asian Art Museum's collection are accompanied by brief entries by Melissa Rinne.

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