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Japanese Prints: Ukiyo-e in Edo, 1700-1900 [Paperback]

Ellis Tinios
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22 Nov 2010
Japanese woodblock prints of the Edo period (16151868) 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. Through stunning 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 a fascinating introduction to a much-loved but littleunderstood art form.

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  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Publisher: British Museum Press (22 Nov 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0714124532
  • ISBN-13: 978-0714124537
  • Product Dimensions: 1.5 x 21.8 x 21.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 210,094 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Dr Ellis Tinios is Honorary Lecturer in History, University of Leeds.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Floating World 9 Jan 2013
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The author's scholarship is lightly worn in this beautifully illustrated and admirably clear introduction to Japanese woodcuts. The book is most intelligently structured and instructs without seeming to do so. A delightful volume.
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5.0 out of 5 stars to add to my mini Japanese library 16 May 2014
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prints galore. not a disappointment.
simply feels good in the hands, and provides a pleasant browse.

good service as usual.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Prints of Edo at their hight 6 May 2014
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A good review of various aspects of the Ukiyo-e art in Edol It focuses on the Brtish musemum as well as other collections. It provide them by themes as well as histroical periods. It is a scholarly crtic of the topic
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4.0 out of 5 stars Not bad not adequately anaytlical 14 Dec 2013
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For the correct price ok but not more - if you want nice bigger images you have to spend more
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great 10 Sep 2013
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Any "material" and "sewing,quilting" fanatic or design will thrill to look through this, it is a joy to look at and read.
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