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€ 78.00

Artikelcode: 9013

 

Japanese Prints (woodcuts)
446 pages
Color photos
Hard cover
43 x 30 cm
4,994 kg
English, Dutch, German, Italian & Spanish

This book contains more than 350 masterworks of artists such as Hiroshite, Utamaro, Harunobu, Eisen and Hokusai, all from the collections of the Victoria & Albert Museum.
Japan's renowned ukiyo-e ('pictures of the Floating World') were originally mass produced during the Edo period (1615-1868). In this volume, curator Catherine David 'seeks to delight and inspire the viewer with the variety and artistry of these prints'. She presents almost 400 full- or double-page reproductions, divided by themes: land- and city-scapes, including iconic views by Hokusai and Hiroshige; the natural world; entertainments, notably Kabuki; beauties and erotica, scenes from literature; children; and folk tales. One chapter is sexually explicit.