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Kuniyoshi
     

Kuniyoshi

by Timothy Clark (Text by)
 
This handsome volume explores the life and work of Utagawa Kuniyoshi (17981861), one of Japans greatest print artists. Alongside such illustrious names as Hokusai and Hiroshige, he dominated the nineteenth-century production of the popular genre of woodblock prints known as ukiyo-e, literally, pictures of the floating world. The only major book to illustrate the

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This handsome volume explores the life and work of Utagawa Kuniyoshi (17981861), one of Japans greatest print artists. Alongside such illustrious names as Hokusai and Hiroshige, he dominated the nineteenth-century production of the popular genre of woodblock prints known as ukiyo-e, literally, pictures of the floating world. The only major book to illustrate the entirety of the artists work, Kuniyoshi explores his extraordinary imagination across animpressive range of subject matter, from portraits of Japanese warrior heroes and fashionable beauties to satirical themes and innovative landscape prints. Alongside exquisite reproductions of his finest prints, examples of Kuniyoshis original drawings highlight his unique approach to composition and provide valuable insight into the creative process of this prolific and multitalented artist. Published to accompany a spectacular exhibition, Kuniyoshi is an essential reference for Japanese art collectors and enthusiasts.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781905711406
Publisher:
Royal Academy Publications
Publication date:
04/28/2009
Pages:
340
Product dimensions:
10.60(w) x 11.60(h) x 1.30(d)

Meet the Author

Timothy Clark is Head of the Japanese Section in the Department of Asia at the British Museum in London.

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