Japanese Prints: An Introduction
This user-friendly general introduction to Japanese prints, especially published to cater for the large audience of interested laymen, describes all the important genres, Japanese print artists and their masterpieces. The book starts with the social and cultural context in which the Japanese print originated, the development of Japanese print art, production and technique. The main print genres and periods are described, including prints of beautiful women, Kabuki prints, landscape prints, prints by the Decadents, Meiji-period prints and Shin-hanga. Further sections capture the smaller genres such as Nagasaki-e, Osaka prints, Yokohama-e, surimono and warrior prints. This will be an ideal guide for those who would like to buy their first print and want to know more. The practical information on print collecting and print conservation makes it different from other introductions. Furthermore, the book includes a handy list of addresses and websites of print galleries, auction houses, Japanese print associations and museums with significant print collections.
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- Format: Paperback
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- Language: English
- Publisher: Hotei Pub
- ISBN-13: 9789074822879
- ISBN: 9074822878
- Publication Year: 2006