• Title: Japanese Woodblock Prints: Artists, Publishers and Masterworks: 1680 - 1900
  • Author: Andreas Marks Stephen Addiss
  • ISBN: 9784805310557
  • Page: 272
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Japanese Woodblock Prints Artists Publishers and Masterworks Japanese woodblock prints or ukiyo e are the most recognizable Japanese art form Their massive popularity has spread from Japan to be embraced by a worldwide audience Covering the period from the be
    Japanese woodblock prints, or ukiyo e, are the most recognizable Japanese art form Their massive popularity has spread from Japan to be embraced by a worldwide audience Covering the period from the beginning of the Japanese woodblock print in the 1680s until the year 1900, Japanese Woodblock Prints provides a detailed survey of all the famous ukiyo e artists, along withJapanese woodblock prints, or ukiyo e, are the most recognizable Japanese art form Their massive popularity has spread from Japan to be embraced by a worldwide audience Covering the period from the beginning of the Japanese woodblock print in the 1680s until the year 1900, Japanese Woodblock Prints provides a detailed survey of all the famous ukiyo e artists, along with over 500 full color prints.Unlike previous examinations of this art form, Japanese Woodblock Prints includes detailed histories of the publishers of woodblock prints who were often the driving force determining which prints, and therefore which artists, would make it into mass circulation for a chance at critical and popular success Invaluable as a guide for ukiyo e enthusiasts looking for detailed information about their favorite Japanese woodblock print artists and prints, it is also an ideal introduction for newcomers to the world of the woodblock print This lavishly illustrated book will be a valued addition to the libraries of scholars, as well as the general art enthusiast.

    One Reply to “Japanese Woodblock Prints: Artists, Publishers and Masterworks: 1680 - 1900”

    1. This is a richly printed book offers an overview of Japanese woodblock prints, and their artists and publishers. These prints are a cross between art and commerce, (re)printed many times based on their popularity. Some of them were printed in single digit copies, many of them in multiple hundreds. Many show kabuki actors, geishas, but there are also a number of for landscapes, historical events, historical and imagery heroes and the like. The book presents minutia on most(?) identified artists a [...]

    2. Andreas Marks' Japanese Woodblock Prints is a rather different look at the subject than I have ever seen previously.After an informative introductory chapter, the next section is made up of material regarding fifty Japanese print artists from the late seventeenth century up until the beginning of the twentieth century, arranged in order of the periods in which they worked. There are at least three prints shown for each artist; some artists have considerably more. There are brief texts about each [...]

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