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Japanese Colour Prints: Colour Library

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This series acts as an introduction to key artists and movements in art history. Each title contains 48 full-page colour plates, accompanied by extensive notes, and numerous comparative illustrations in colour or black and white, a concise introduction, select bibliography and detailed source information for the images. Monographs on individual artists also feature a brief ...more
Paperback, 128 pages
Published August 12th 1998 by Phaidon Press
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Phil
Jan 15, 2013 Phil rated it it was ok
Shelves: japan, non-fiction
This book was a bit of a disappointment. The opening essay offered a decent overview of the history of ukiyo-e, but those readers without a background in art history (and ideally some knowledge of Japanese art) are likely to find it confusing and unhelpful.

While most of the most notable artists are present and accounted for, the example prints selected were lacking in several instances. Harunobu, Utamaro, Hokusai, and Hiroshige were all incredibly influential artists, yet the prints chosen for t
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Decent bits of info on a variety of artists. Very lightweight.
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