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Author Tinios, Ellis

Title Japanese prints : ukiyo-e in Edo, 1700-1900 / Ellis Tinios

Publ Info Burlington, Vt. : Lund Humphries, 2010
LOCATION CALL # STATUS NOTE
 RWU Main Library  NE1321.8 .T56 2010    AVAILABLE  US DOE Title VI East Asian Studies Grant
 Wheaton Fine Arts Stacks  NE1321.8 .T56 2010    AVAILABLE
Descript 143 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
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Note Originally published: London : British Museum Press, c2010
Includes bibliographical references (p. 139-140) and index
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
Note 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 popular culture that flourished in Edo (Tokyo). Publishers and artists displayed ingenuity in finding ways to sustain demand for prints and to circumvent the restrictions placed on the industry through government censorship. This book draws on recent scholarship that makes possible a more subtle appreciation of the imagery encountered in the prints and how they would have been read when first made. Through new photography of both well-known and rarely published works in the collection of the British Museum, including many recent acquisitions, the author explores how and why such prints were made, providing an introduction to the art form
LC subject Ukiyoe -- Japan -- Tokyo
Color prints, Japanese -- Edo period, 1600-1868
Wood-engraving, Japanese -- Edo period, 1600-1868
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ISBN 9781848220768
1848220766