Extraordinary collection of Japanese woodblock prints by a well-known artist features 120 plates in brilliant color. Realistic images from a rare edition include daffodils, tulips, and other familiar and unusual flowers.
"This Dover edition, first published in 2011, is an unabridged republication of all of the Japanese woodblock prints from Shucho Gafu, originally published as a three-volume set by publisher, Tokyo, in 1938."
"[An] impressive volume, with a valuable amount of information not otherwise available in one source." --Choice Companion volume to Merritt's Modern Japanese Woodblock Prints. This volume is a reference work that is both comprehensive and rigorously chronological.
Japan, Britain, and America in the Early Twentieth Century
Author: Chazen Museum of Art
Publisher: Chazen Museum of Art
A full-color catalogue that includes many prints and shows how the progression of woodblock printmaking styles became more similar as international artists learned from and competed with each other, then stylistically diverged as artists of each country took what they learned in different directions.
A Bibliography of Writings from 1822-1992, Entirely Or Partly in English Text
Author: William Green
Publisher: Hotei Publishing
The ultimate research tool for the study of Japanese prints, this publication represents eight years of research by the author William Green. It lists over 6000 publications dating from 1822 to 1993, concentrating on those in English. In addition, the inclusion of newspaper and periodical reviews of the most important books and catalogs enables the academic debate concerning Japanese prints to be followed. This book is divided along thematic lines into 15 chapters and also contains three indexes, making it an easy-to-use reference work for students, scholars and collectors alike.
The shin hanga ("new print") movement flourished in Japan for almost fifty years after being set in motion and nurtured by publisher Watanabe Shozaburo (1885–1962). Employing the traditional "ukiyo-e quartet"—a production system consisting of artists, carvers, printers, and publishers—shin hanga attracted Western as well as native artists. The studio teams created woodblock prints that updated traditional ukiyo-e ("pictures of the floating world") prints by including Kabuki actor portraits, "beauties," and landscapes and other nature themes, often birds and flowers. With lavish illustrations and expert commentary, Shin Hanga: The New Print Movement of Japan details the shin hanga movement and presents splendid reproductions of works by its principal artists.
The Flowering of Japan's Wood Block Printing Culture
Author: Matthi Forrer
Publisher: Walther Konig
Category: Block books, Japanese
The Japanese coloured woodcut print is one of the few art genres from the Far East that is, thanks to Japonisme, familiar and popular in Europe. It is still collected and traded to this day. The Museum für Ostasiatische Kunst in Cologne has trawled through its woodcut repository and viewed its collection of Japanese coloured woodblock prints and books as a whole for the first time. The result is a selection of the most unusual and valuable pieces, which are presented in a special large-scale exhibition and this catalogue. Alongside the primitive, hand-coloured pieces from the end of the 17th century, there are coloured woodblock prints from the worlds of entertainment and the Kabuki theatre ( ukiyo-e ) of the 18th and 19th centuries; depictions of historical warriors and heroes; landscape prints from the famous series by Hokusai and Hiroshige; depictions of flowers, birds, insects and fish; precious privately commissioned calendar prints ( surimono ); quirky depictions of foreigners from Nagasaki; a comprehensive collection of prints from the Meiji period with illustrations of the Sino-Japanese War; and modern Shin-hanga (new woodcut prints) from the Taisho period onwards. A collection of important books complements this broad range of prints, including rare first editions of Hokusai_s manga as well as instructional books for hobby painters, which give an introduction to the stylistic peculiarities of various painting schools. The diversity and the richness of this extensive collection reveals the beauty and importance of the Japanese woodblock print as never before.
Surveys the persistence of Japanese woodblock printing through the first half of the 20th century, when mainstream art ignored it as an extinct form. Describes the divergence of traditional and modern methods, the influence of the West, and the eventual decline. Includes many fine reproductions, 16 pages in color. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
This striking work, prepared through the enthusiasm of Professor Conder, who was Professor of Art and Architecture to the Japanese Government, is particularly important as it includes six woodblocks by Tsukioka Yoshitoshi, deemed to be perhaps the finest print designer of the period (1839-1892) - a Kuniyoshi pupil who stands almost alone in expressing ukiyo-e vigor during the years of social, political and artistic upheaval.
Fraai uitgevoerd boek over de bloem in de kunst, met talloze illustraties. Inhoud: naturalisme in China; de wedergeboorte van het naturalisme in Europa; de kruidkundige traditie (the Herbal Tradition); artiesten in relatie tot de ontdekkingsreizen (artists of discovery); bloemen voor liefhebbers in India en in de Islam; een wereld van kleur - schilderen van bloemen in China en Japan; schilderen met inkt (pentekeningen?) in China en Japan; houtsneden in Oost-Azie; druktechnieken in Europa; kunst en botanie