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Ukiyo-e: The Art of the Japanese Print

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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, ...more
Hardcover, 192 pages
Published April 10th 2011 by Tuttle Publishing
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Nestor Jimenez
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Plenty of images of that fascinating art and explanations which put you in context.
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In Ukiyo-e, author and artist Frederick Harris offers a stunning survey of the art of the Japanese woodblock print. Approaching these prints of "The Floating World" by their subject matter, Harris conveniently divides the book into different chapters on landscapes, flowers, actors, beautiful women, etc.

This book is an excellent overview of the Japanese print, and provides a firm introduction to this lovely art form. To further illuminate the many colorful and exquisite prints included, Harris a
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May 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Only one word is needed of the artwork of the Floating World: gorgeous. This new publication details deeply into the process of printmaking in Japan when they cloistered themselves from the rest of the world during the Tokugawa Era. The result was an apex in printmaking history. Immortal and exquisite in every definition.
Zombie Karin
Chock-full of information. Great images with detailed explanations, by someone who has studied the technique in Japan.
Beth Roberts
Apr 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Excellent survey, with a great variety of illustrations and clear text.
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