The Modern Japanese Print: An Appreciation [NOOK Book]

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Originally published in 1962 in a limited edition of 475 copies, The Modern Japanese Print—An Appreciation soon became a collector's item. Included
in the folio-sized volume were ten original woodblock prints by contemporary Japanese artists. The idea for this unique presentation had originated with James Michener who hoped to assist this little known group of dedicated men
achieve wider recognition. Well ...
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The Modern Japanese Print: An Appreciation

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Overview


Originally published in 1962 in a limited edition of 475 copies, The Modern Japanese Print—An Appreciation soon became a collector's item. Included
in the folio-sized volume were ten original woodblock prints by contemporary Japanese artists. The idea for this unique presentation had originated with James Michener who hoped to assist this little known group of dedicated men
achieve wider recognition. Well known for his best selling novels, Mr. Michener is no less at h o m e in the field of art criticism and has personally
assembled one of the finest collections of Japanese prints made in recent decades. The original works of art in The Modern Japanese Print were selected in a contest judged by art experts in the United States and Japan who sought
to find the best examples representing " t h e richness and p o w e r of the modern Japanese print m o v e m e n t . " T h r e e years of preparation preceded the book's publication and the result was a w o r k of literary and artistic importance. To give a much wider audience the opportunity to observe and study these outstanding prints, The Modern Japanese Print is now available
in a popularly priced version. The ten original woodblock prints are reproduced in full color; M r . Michener's text is retained completely. Aside from the artists whose works are shown, the author discusses many others who are contributing to the continuing development of this art form. James Michener's perceptive, informative introduction to modern Japanese printmaking, with commentary on each of the works, including full technical details, is written with critical acumen and notable prose.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781462904051
  • Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
  • Publication date: 7/9/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 82
  • Sales rank: 1,343,242
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

James A. Michener
Part travelogue, part history, part fictional adventure, James Michener's heavily researched books edify as they entertain. He began his career with the book that would become the musical South Pacific, but he ended it as one of the century's most popular -- and prolific -- novelists.

Biography

James Albert Michener is a Pulitzer prize-winning author reknowned for his historical epics. A prolific novelist and relentless researcher, Michener wrote over books. Despite his substantial commercial success, he was known to be a humble man and a was an active philanthropist. His many beloved works include Tales of the South Pacific, which was adapted for Broadway and film as South Pacific, Hawaii and The Source.

Author biography courtesy of Random House, Inc.

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    1. Also Known As:
      James Albert Michener (full name)
    1. Date of Birth:
      February 3, 1907
    1. Date of Death:
      October 16, 1997
    2. Place of Death:
      Austin, Texas

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