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Title Dreams & diversions : essays on Japanese woodblock prints from the San Diego Museum of Art / Andreas Marks and Sonya Rhie Quintanilla, editors

Publ Info San Diego, Calif. : San Diego Museum of Art, [2010]
Seattle, Wash. : Distributed by University of Washington Press
 RWU Main Library  NE1321.8 .D74 2010    AVAILABLE
Descript 215 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
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Note "This publication accompanies the exhibition Dreams & Diversions: 250 years of Japanese Woodblock Prints from the San Diego Museum of Art on view at the San Diego Museum of Art and the Robert and Karen Hoehn Family Print Galleries, University of San Diego, in two rotations from November 6, 2010, through June 5, 2011."--Colophon
Includes bibliographical references (p. 208-211) and index
Contents Director's foreword / Julia Marciari-Alexander and Mary Whelan -- Curatorial foreword / Sonya Rhie Quintanilla -- Bridging nations and cultures : Japan and San Diego / Michael Shigeru Inoue -- Early provenance histories : the Cora Timken Burnett bequest of Ukiyo-e prints / Hiroko Johnson -- Ukiyo-e prints at the San Diego Museum of Art : an art historical overview / Howard A. Link -- Chinese generals in Japanese prints of the Edo period : the case of Guan Yu (Kan U) / Andreas Marks -- The scrapbook world of Hiroshige : the Harimaze prints / Howard A. Link -- Anything that creeps and flies : natural history prints ; Prince Genji and his provincial successor : Inaka Genji prints / Andreas Marks -- Yokohama-E : prints of a new port city / Hiroko Johnson -- Japanese heroes in prints of the Meiji period / Andreas Marks -- Into the modern : landscape prints of Kobayashi Kiyochika and Kawase Hasui / kubo Jun'ichi, translated by Nishimura Masato
Note This collection of essays presents stories and histories drawn from The San Diego Museum of Art's previously unpublished holdings of more than one thousand Japanese woodblock prints. The international team of authors underscores the special and longstanding connections between the port city of San Diego, its collectors, and the nation of Japan. The essays not only advance the field with new discoveries recent research, and discussions of rare prints but also engage general readers interested in Japanese art and culture of the seventeenth to early twentieth centuries. --
Unfolding with a history of the transnational experiences of Japanese people in San Diego and the ownership histories of a core group of prints that can be traced to the collections of a reclusive Midwestern philanthropist and a turn-of-the-century English aristocrat, this volume reveals how both Japanese people and prints were received in the West after Japan's borders were opened in 1854. The book then continues with a concise history of Ukiyo-e, illustrated solely with prints from the Museum's collection, written by a pioneering scholar with more than fifty years' experience in the field. The subsequent essays feature little-discussed topics, such as scrapbook prints and Yokohama prints, that illuminate the particularities of how Ukiyo-e developed through the nineteenth century. The final essay presents groundbreaking new insights into the development of Meiji and modern landscape prints from the 1890's to 1920's by a leading Japanese scholar, here set forth in English for the first time. --
Andreas Marks is the Director and Chief Curator of the Clark Center for Japanese Art and Culture in Hanford, California. --
Sonya Rhie Quintanilla is the Curator of Asian Art at The San Diego Museum of Art. --Book Jacket
LC subject Color prints, Japanese -- Edo period, 1600-1868
Art and society -- Japan
San Diego Museum of Art
Add Author Marks, Andreas
Quintanilla, Sonya Rhie
Alt Title Dreams and diversions : essays on Japanese woodblock prints from the San Diego Museum of Art
ISBN 9780937108475 (hardcover : alk. paper)
0937108472 (hardcover : alk. paper)