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Ukiyo-e: An Introduction to Japanese Woodblock Prints

Kobayashi, Tadashi

Published by Kodansha International Ltd., Japan, 1992
ISBN 10: 4770021828 / ISBN 13: 9784770021823
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Title: Ukiyo-e: An Introduction to Japanese ...

Publisher: Kodansha International Ltd., Japan

Publication Date: 1992

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition: Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: 1st Edition

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Soft cover. A fine copy with a fine dust jacket. 96 page, bibliography. 58 pages of color pictures and the rest of the pages are in black and white. The Ukiyo-e period is the last great period of this Japanese art form. It traveled to Europe and influences the likes of Manet, Degas, Whistler and others. This volume explains the history of Woodblocks. It tells how the taste of the aristocratic Japanese, later the middle class influence this art form. Bookseller Inventory # 008037

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Synopsis: 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.

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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.

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