Ukiyo-E: The Art of the Japanese Print
ISBN: 4805310987
EAN13: 9784805310984
Language: English
Pages: 192
Dimensions: 1.00" H x 11.00" L x 9.00" W
Weight: 3.00 lbs.
Format: Hardcover

Ukiyo-E: The Art of the Japanese Print

Book Overview
The art of Japanese woodblock printing, known as ukiyo-e (pictures of the floating world), reflects the rich history and way of life in Japan hundreds of years ago. Ukiyo-e: The Art of the Japanese Print takes a thematic approach to this iconic Japanese art form, considering prints by subject matter: geisha and courtesans, kabuki actors, sumo wrestlers, erotica, nature, historical subjects and even images of foreigners in Japan. An artist himself, author Frederick Harris--a well-known American collector who lived in Japan for 50 years--pays special attention to the methods and materials employed in Japanese printmaking. The book traces the evolution of ukiyo-e from its origins in metropolitan Edo (Tokyo) art culture as black and white illustrations, to delicate two-color prints and multicolored designs. Advice to admirers on how to collect, care for, view and buy Japanese ukiyo-e woodblock prints rounds out this book of charming, carefully selected prints.