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Dangerous Beauties and Dutiful Wives: Popular Portraits of Women in Japan, 1905-1925

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This captivating gallery offers rare glimpses of Japanese culture during the early years of the 20th century. Drawn from popular women's magazines of the Taishô period, its kuchi-e (frontispiece pictures) of bijin (beauties) represent a variety of artists, from the visual poetry of famous painters to more prosaic efforts by anonymous designers. Printed in the era's latest techniques of color lithography and offset printing, these kuchi-e bijin were created for mass production, yet they echo the form and appeal of woodblock prints from earlier generations. Their fashions are new enough to be exciting but sufficiently traditional to be reassuringly familiar. Embracing noble ideals and modern reality, the kuchi-e bijin suggest both the aspirations and the mundane truths of their audience, combining the sense of fine art and the sensibilities of popular illustration. 

Kendall H. Brown is Associate Professor of Asian Art History at California State University, Long Beach. His informative captions and Preface explore the images' literary content, social context, and the technologies used in their production. A valuable resource for scholars of Japanese art and period book illustration, this volume is also of tremendous interest to anyone with an eye for beauty. 

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Selected from women's magazines of the late 1910s, this original compilation features a series of Japanese beauties, singly and in pairs. All were cover illustrations, created by well-known painters and print designers.

Synopsis:

Drawn from popular magazines, these frontispiece portraits were assembled by an art history expert. They combine the sense of fine art and the sensibilities of popular illustration. Informative captions and a preface.

Synopsis:

This captivating gallery offers rare glimpses of Japanese culture during the early 20th century. Drawn from popular magazines, its frontispiece pictures of beautiful women embrace noble ideals and modern reality, combining the sense of fine art and the sensibilities of popular illustration. Assembled by an expert in Asian art history, it features informative captions and an extensive preface.

Synopsis:

Selected from women's magazines of the Taisho era in the late 1910s, this original compilation features a series of Japanese beauties, singly and in pairs. All were cover illustrations, created by well-known painters and print designers. Rendered in color lithography and offset printing, the styles — like the printing techniques — are Western in orientation.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486476391
Author:
Brown, Kendall
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Subject:
Popular Culture
Subject:
Art - General
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Fine Art, History of Art
Publication Date:
20110331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
11 x 8.38 in 1.12 lb

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"Synopsis" by ,
Selected from women's magazines of the late 1910s, this original compilation features a series of Japanese beauties, singly and in pairs. All were cover illustrations, created by well-known painters and print designers.
"Synopsis" by ,
Drawn from popular magazines, these frontispiece portraits were assembled by an art history expert. They combine the sense of fine art and the sensibilities of popular illustration. Informative captions and a preface.
"Synopsis" by ,
This captivating gallery offers rare glimpses of Japanese culture during the early 20th century. Drawn from popular magazines, its frontispiece pictures of beautiful women embrace noble ideals and modern reality, combining the sense of fine art and the sensibilities of popular illustration. Assembled by an expert in Asian art history, it features informative captions and an extensive preface.
"Synopsis" by ,
Selected from women's magazines of the Taisho era in the late 1910s, this original compilation features a series of Japanese beauties, singly and in pairs. All were cover illustrations, created by well-known painters and print designers. Rendered in color lithography and offset printing, the styles — like the printing techniques — are Western in orientation.
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