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Designed for pleasure : the world of Edo Japan in prints and paintings, 1680-1860

Author: Julia Meech; Jane Oliver; John T Carpenter; Asia Society.; Japanese Art Society of America.
Publisher: New York : Asia Society and Japanese Art Society of America ; Seattle : in association with University of Washington Press, ©2008.
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Examines Japan's famous "floating world" of spectacle and entertainment. This volume makes discoveries about the patronage and commerce of an art that has been characterized for a century as  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Exhibition catalogs
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Designed for pleasure.
New York : Asia Society and Japanese Art Society of America ; Seattle : In association with University of Washington Press, ©2008
(OCoLC)609226475
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Julia Meech; Jane Oliver; John T Carpenter; Asia Society.; Japanese Art Society of America.
ISBN: 9780295987866 0295987863
OCLC Number: 173502780
Notes: Issued in connection with an exhibition held Feb. 27-May 4, 2008, Asia Society and Museum, New York, New York.
Description: 256 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 31 cm
Contents: A Mirror on the Floating World / Donald Jenkins --
Hishikawa Moronobu: tracking down an elusive master / David Waterhouse --
The original source (accept no substitutes!): Okumura Masanobu / Sarah E. Thompson --
Suzuki Harunobu: the cult and culture of color / Allen Hockley --
Katsukawa Shunshō: Ukiyo-e paintings for the samurai elite / Timothy Clark --
Tsutaya Jūzaburō: master publisher / Julie Nelson Davis --
The literary network: private commissions for Hokusai and his circle / John T. Carpenter --
Designed for pleasure: Ukiyo-e as material culture / David Pollack.
Responsibility: edited by Julia Meech and Jane Oliver ; with essays by John T. Carpenter [and others].
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