The Commercial and Cultural Climate of Japanese Printmaking

Overview

Volume 2 of Hotei Academic European Studies on Japan is a compilation of essays covering subjects relating to the artistic environment of the artists and the economic considerations of Japanese print production. The essays are extended versions of the lectures presented at the First International Conference on Ukiyo-e, organized by Hotei Publishing. Contributions by Chris Uhlenbeck, David Waterhouse, Roger Keyes, Shigeru Oikawa, Asano Shugo, Timothy Clark, John Carpenter, Timon Screech, Matthi Forrer, Ellis ...

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Overview

Volume 2 of Hotei Academic European Studies on Japan is a compilation of essays covering subjects relating to the artistic environment of the artists and the economic considerations of Japanese print production. The essays are extended versions of the lectures presented at the First International Conference on Ukiyo-e, organized by Hotei Publishing. Contributions by Chris Uhlenbeck, David Waterhouse, Roger Keyes, Shigeru Oikawa, Asano Shugo, Timothy Clark, John Carpenter, Timon Screech, Matthi Forrer, Ellis Tinios and Philip Meredith.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789074822497
  • Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/1/2004
  • Series: European Studies on Japan Series , #2
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 6.68 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.99 (d)

Meet the Author

Amy Reigle Newland has worked as a specialist editor and writer on Japanese woodblock prints for some fifteen years, with a particular interest in works of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. In either and editorial and/or authorial role, her publications include Japanese Erotic Fantasies: Sexual Imagery of the Edo Period (2005), Printed to Perfection: Twentieth-century Japanese Prints from the Robert O. Muller Collection (2004), A Courtesan’s Day: Hour by Hour (2004), The Commercial and Cultural Climate of Japanese Printmaking (2004), Kawase Hasui: The Complete Woodblock Prints (2003), Crows, Cranes & Camellias: The Natural World of Ohara Koson 1877-1945 (2001), Time Present and Time Past: Images of a Forgotten Master - Toyohara Kunichika 1835-1900 (1999), Heroes & Ghosts: Japanese Prints by Utagawa Kuniyoshi 1797-1861 (1998), and The New Wave: Twentieth-century Japanese Prints from the Robert O. Muller Collection (1993). The Hotei Encyclopedia of Japanese Woodblock Prints (2005) is her most ambitious project to date, one which was coordinated from her home in rural New Zealand where she lives with her husband, son and flock of sheep.

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Table of Contents

Foreword 7
Editorial note 10
Production constraints in the world of Ukiyo-e : an introduction to the commercial climate of Japanese printmaking 11
Hishikawa Moronobu : thoughts on the publication and the distribution of his work 23
The cultural milieu of Suzuki Harunobu 43
Textures of antiquarian imagination : Kubo Shunman and the Kokugaku movement 77
'This is what we accomplished' : an Osaka print collector and his circle 115
Utagawa Hiroshige and the Maruyama-Shijo school 143
Borrowed landscapes : the exploitation of Maruyama-Shijo book illustrations by Ukiyo-e artists 165
The relationship between publishers and print formats in the Edo period 171
Kawanabe Kyosai and his artistic circle 207
Acknowledgements 225
Contributors 227
Chronology 231
Glossary 233
Index 237
Colour plates 257
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