The Art of Japanese Prints

The Art of Japanese Prints

by Nigel Cawthorne
     
 

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The Art of Japanese Prints is an elegantly designed celebration of the classic Japanese art of woodblock prints. Through the 18th and 19th centuries this form dominated visual art in Japan and persists today as both a major influence on graphic art and as the traditional form of Japanese art popular in the rest of the world.

After a short introduction

Overview

The Art of Japanese Prints is an elegantly designed celebration of the classic Japanese art of woodblock prints. Through the 18th and 19th centuries this form dominated visual art in Japan and persists today as both a major influence on graphic art and as the traditional form of Japanese art popular in the rest of the world.

After a short introduction covering the history and technique of Japanese print making, the book features a stunning collection of beautifully reproduced examples of masterpieces of the genre together with short biographies of the artists.

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Booknews
Text on the influence and influences, themes and subjects, masters and movements, and techniques of Japanese print making is interspersed with a selection of masterpieces of the genre, with some short biographies of the artists. A handsome, accessible presentation, though it lacks an index and references. Originally published in 1997 by Hamlyn (an imprint of Reed Consumer Books Ltd, London). Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780760788776
Publisher:
Barnes & Noble
Publication date:
02/24/2007
Pages:
96
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.60(d)

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