Title: Chikanobu : Modernity and Nostalgia in ...
Publisher: Hotei Publishing, Leiden
Publication Date: 2006
Book Condition: Very Good
Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good
Edition: First Edition
208 pp. 236 color plates and 44 colour in-text figures. Monograph on Japanese wood-block print artist Yoshu Chicanobu (1838-1912) illustrated with prints from the Scripps College collection. Includes essays by Bruce A. Coats, Allen Hockley, Kyoku Kurita and Joshua Mostow. Also includes select bibliography. Internally clean without marks or additions. Purple cloth covered boards with blind stamped titles on the front panel and backstrip. Minor soiling to the tail corner from shelving. Slight splay at the foredges of both panels. Colour illustrated dustjacket is protected by clear plastic book wrap. A large heavy volume (1.67 kg. / 3.67 lbs. + packaging) requiring additional shipping charges. Please contact us for details. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 010035
Synopsis: Two of Chikanobu's well known series of 50 prints each, Snow, Moon, Flowers (Setsugekka) and Eastern Brocades: Day and Night Compared (Azuma nishiki chuya kurabe) are illustrated in their entirety. And with over 270 full color illustrations, Chikanobu. Modernity and Nostalgia in Japanese Prints truly displays the richness of the intense Meiji print palette.
Dalla seconda/terza di copertina: Chikanobu. Modernity and Nostalgia in Japanese Prints is the first monograph in English on the Meiji print artist Yoshu Chikanobu (1838-1912), well known for his depictions of women and scenes of Japanese history and legends. Author Bruce A. Coats presents a detailed overview of Chikanobus life and works, placed within the historical and artistic context of Meiji Japan, when its rapid modernization and westernization created an interest for old Japan among the Japanese and when the arts underwent significant changes as well. Essays by Bruce A. Coats, Allen Hockley, Kyoko Kurita and Joshua Mostow draw upon various topics related to Chikanobus work, such as Meiji literature and the heroic ethos in the late Meiji period. Works donated to the Scripps College collection form the core of the illustrative material. The images are accompanied by elaborate descriptions and in a number of cases compared with similar designs from other artists. Two of Chikanobus well known series of 50 prints each, Snow, Moon, Flowers (Setsugekka) and Eastern Brocades: Day and Night Compared (Azuma nishiki chuya kurabe) are illustrated in their entirety. And with over 270 full color illustrations, Chikanobu. Modernity and Nostalgia in Japanese Prints truly displays the richness of the intense Meiji print palette.
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