Dawn of the Floating World: Early Ukiyo-i Treasures from the Museum of Fine Arts, Bostonby Timothy Clarke, Anne Nishimura Morse, Louise E. Virgin, Allen Hockley
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This ambitious and ground-breaking publication accompanies an exhibition of selected early "pictures of the floating world" (ukiyo-e) from the collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Most of these exceptional paintings, prints, and books have never before been shown outside Boston.
Written by leading scholars and illustrated throughout in color, the essays and detailed commentaries in this volume examine the images as vivid records of the leisure pursuits of the townsman class emerging within Japanese feudal society at the time. They discuss the origins, style, and technique of early ukiyo-e and describe the history of the Boston collection, "the finest collection of Asian art under one roof in the world." Biographies of the artists, a chronology, a glossary, and an extensive bibliography add to the value of this account as a standard work of reference.
About the Authors
Timothy Clark is Assistant Keeper in the Department of Japanese Antiquities at the British Museum, London.
Anne Nishimura Morse is Curator of Japanese Art in the Department of Art of Asia, Oceania, and Africa at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
Louise E. Virgin is Assistant Curator of Japanese Art in the Department of Art of Asia, Oceania, and Africa at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
Allen Hockley is Associate Professor in the Department of Art History at Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire.
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