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Japanese woodblock prints, or ukiyo-e, occupy a singular position in the lexicon of world art. They enthralled such Western artists as Whistler, Manet, Degas, and van Gogh, and gave rise to a wave of "japonisme" in the salons of Paris, London, and New York that left a lasting impression.

As the successor to previous aristocratic traditions, the ukiyo-e print represents the last flowering of traditional pictorial art before Japan entered the modern era. These "pictures of the floating world" reflected the world of the townspeople of Edo (Tokyo), focusing on the popular entertainments of the day, landscapes of favored scenic spots, and portraits of well-known geisha, kabuki actors, and sumo stars.

The present volume delves into the history of these unique artistic endeavors, tracing their development from the lavish works commissioned by aristocratic patrons in the sixteenth century to their peak in popularity among the rising merchant class of the flourishing future capital. As the story of the genre's blossoming unfolds, Mr. Kobayashi's illuminating commentary on all its varied aspects-styles, artists, engravers, printers, and the demands of an insatiable but fickle public-captures the essence of the art and provides a fascinating glimpse into the culture of old Japan. With the large color plates and numerous detailed close-ups accompanying the text, Ukiyo-e: An Introduction is essential reading for anyone interested in exploring the exotic world of the Japanese print.

About the Author

Born in Tokyo in 1941, TADASHI KOBAYASHI graduated from the University of Tokyo, then went on to serve as a lecturer at the University of Nagoya and as curator at the Tokyo National Museum. His extensive writings on Japanese art have brought him to the forefront of the field. He is the co-supervisor of Japanese Art: The Great European Collections, in twelve volumes, and the author of Utamaro: Portraits from the Floating World.

Product Details

ISBN:
9784770021823
Translator:
Harbison, Mark A.
Author:
Harbison, Mark A.
Author:
Kobayashi, Tadashi
Author:
null, Tadashi
Publisher:
Kodansha
Location:
Tokyo ;
Subject:
Asian
Subject:
Art
Subject:
Asia - Japan
Subject:
Prints
Subject:
Techniques - Printmaking
Subject:
Architecture | History | Asian
Subject:
Art and Architecture | History | Asian
Subject:
Art & Architecture | History | Asian
Subject:
Art-Print Making Techniques
Edition Number:
1st paperback ed.
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references p. 96.
Publication Date:
19970831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
, 23 b/w prints, 64 color pages
Pages:
96
Dimensions:
8.800 x 11.600 in 1.244 lb

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