The Art of Japanese Prints

Illing, Richard

Published by Gallery Books, 1984
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Condition is in "AS NEW" condition w/ broadart cover on the dust jacket. Excellent throughout appears never read, owned by major collector. Publisher: Gallery Books, 1983 Illing, Richard. THE ART OF JAPANESE PRINTS. NY: Gallery Books, c1983. 176pp., index, illus. b/w, color. 4to. Fine hardcover copy in fine d/w. (ART JAPANESE ORIENTAL PRINTS). Bookseller Inventory #

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Synopsis: Japanese prints are the most popular art form to have emerged from the Far East. After the prints first appeared in the West in the late 19th century, the startling originality of the designs and the often brilliant colors influenced several generations of artists including Degas, Whistler and Van Gogh. Much of the fascination lies in their subject matter, drawn from Japanese life including the wildly dramatic Kabuki plays, the beautiful courtesans of the Yoshiwara, the heroes from the legendary past, and the varied and impressive landscape of the country itself. Richard Illing, in his lively text, surveys the whole range of Japanese prints from their beginnings in the 17th century to the present day. Against a background of the social and political history of Japan, he explains how they developed from book illustrations, principally through the genius of Moronobu, and how the technical possibilities of woodblock printing were advanced through the work of Masanobu and Harunobu, who prepared the way for the astonishing flowering of the art in the late 18th century, when such artists as Kiyonaga, Utamaro and Eishi produced designs of unparalleled beauty and elegance. Also assessed is the work of later artists, whose powerful compositions and considerable versatility were too long underrated. The numerous illustrations (including 70 in full color) reveal the astonishing range of Japanese prints - from the grand designs of Hokusai, which show the activities of man dwarfed by awe-inspiring scenery, to the almost comic Yokohama-e pictures which show how strange the Japanese found the European traders who visited them after 1867. Also included are masterpieces by famous artists which had never before been reproduced. The book is particularly useful to collectors. A full list of signatures makes it possible to identify the artist of almost any print. And the author, a notable collector himself, gives helpful suggestions to people who are just starting to collect.

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Title: The Art of Japanese Prints
Publisher: Gallery Books
Publication Date: 1984
Binding: Hardcover
Book Condition: As New

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