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Japanese prints : ukiyo-e in Edo, 1700-1900 / Ellis Tinios
Bib ID 5018810
Format BookBook
Author
Tinios, Ellis
 
Description London : British Museum Press, 2010 
143 p. : col. ill. ; 23 x 23 cm. 
ISBN 9780714124537
0714124532
Summary

Japanese woodblock prints of the Edo period (1615-1868) were the products of a highly commercialised and competitive publishing industry. Their content was inspired by the vibrant popular culture that flourished in Edo (Tokyo). At any given time scores of publishers competed for the services of the leading artists of the day. Publishers and artists displayed tremendous ingenuity in finding ways to sustain demand for prints and to to circumvent the restrictions placed upon them by government censorship. Japanese woodblock prints have long been appreciated in the West for their graphic qualities but their content has not always been fully understood. In recent years, publications by scholars in Japan, Europe and the United States have made possible a more subtle appreciation of the imagery encountered in them. This book draws upon this recent scholarship to explain how those who first purchased these prints would have read them.

Full contents
  • Reception and appreciation in the West, 1860s-1910s
  • The production of woodblock prints
  • Censorship of popular prints
  • Actor prints
  • Prints of beauties
  • Landscape prints
  • Warrior prints
  • The colour woodblock print in the Meiji era, 1868-1912
  • An outline history of ukiyo-e printmaking.
 
Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Subjects Color prints, Japanese -- Edo period, 1600-1868.  |  Wood-engraving, Japanese -- Edo period, 1600-1868.
Other authors/contributors British Museum

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