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Stewart, Basil 1880-

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Works: 182 works in 462 publications in 3 languages and 2,216 library holdings
Genres: History  Miscellanea  Prophecies  Chronologies  Controversial literature  Commentaries 
Roles: Author, Editor, Honoree
Classifications: NE1321.8, 769.952
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Publications by Basil Stewart
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A guide to Japanese prints and their subject matter by Basil Stewart( Book )
17 editions published in 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 677 libraries worldwide
"Ukiyoye means pictures of the floating or passing world; the school of Japanese popular color prints known by this name flourished in thousands of prints by hundreds of artists over a relatively brief period c. 1760-1825. Since then the prints, originally considered vulgar and sold for pennies on the streets, have gained fame as the medium of Hokusai, Hiroshige and others, whose glimpses of Japanese life in landscape and theatrical scenes have influenced the greatest western artists. In 1922 the English art collector and connoisseur Basil Stewart published his definitive discourse on this passing world. In discursive essays of unsurpassed acumen and charm, and in hundreds of illustrations, he amply demonstrated his prefatory remark that "an intelligent study of the subjects and scenes they illustrate will tell us more of the life, history, and character of Japan in the days when it was a closed book to the rest of the world, than any number of pages pf print." A Guide to Japanese Prints and Their Subject Matter brings back into print Stewart's immense knowledge of and feeling for Japanese culture as seen through Ukiyoye. First published in a limited edition now extremely rare, Stewart's comprehensive, detailed coverage of innumerable prints provides today's collectors with the necessary means of identifying artists (many artists borrowed the name of their master) and verifying authenticity. The analysis of the typical themes and motifs of the multicolored woodcut prints brings the student and interested reader into the Japan depicted for the masses of theater-goers, workers and city dwellers who constituted the artists' audience." -- Publisher's description
Japanese colour-prints and the subjects they illustrate; a guide for the collector & student, with description of the subjects illustrated in landscape, drama, story and portraiture by Basil Stewart( Book )
20 editions published between 1917 and 1920 in English and held by 174 libraries worldwide
Introduction to the study and collection of the colour-prints of the Ukiyoye school
On collecting Japanese colour-prints; being an introduction to the study and collection of colour-prints of the Ukiyoye school of Japan by Basil Stewart( Book )
12 editions published in 1917 in English and held by 147 libraries worldwide
Through Persia in disguise; with reminiscences of the Indian mutiny by Charles Edward Stewart( Book )
10 editions published in 1911 in English and held by 86 libraries worldwide
Stewart served with the British military and kept a diary of his professional life, eventually intending to publish it. This volume was edited posthumously by Basil Stewart, with Colonel Stewart's wife contributing a biographical sketch. The editor put the journal into chronological order and added explanatory footnotes. Some contributions by Mrs. Stewart were also included. The appendices contain reprints of three of Colonel Stewart's professional reports on terrain and railways in Central Asia
The Great pyramid : its construction, symbolism and chronology by Basil Stewart( Book )
15 editions published between 1925 and 1993 in English and held by 73 libraries worldwide
History and significance of the Great pyramid and the theories and traditions held about it from the earliest days to the present by Basil Stewart( Book )
11 editions published between 1935 and 1940 in English and French and held by 39 libraries worldwide
The mystery of the Great pyramid; traditions concerning it and its connection with the Egyptian Book of the dead by Basil Stewart( Book )
2 editions published in 1929 in English and held by 30 libraries worldwide
The land of the maple leaf : or, Canada as I saw it by Basil Stewart( Book )
8 editions published between 1908 and 2012 in English and held by 27 libraries worldwide
Canada as it is by Basil Stewart( Book )
6 editions published between 1907 and 1908 in English and held by 20 libraries worldwide
"No English need apply"; or, Canada as a field for the emigrant by Basil Stewart( Book )
3 editions published in 1909 in English and held by 11 libraries worldwide
Handbook on railway surveying for students and junior engineers by Basil Stewart( Book )
3 editions published in 1908 in English and held by 11 libraries worldwide
Foretold & fulfilled : the Church of Rome a sign of the end : an examination of Bible prophecy concerning Rome, and the approaching end of this age by Basil Stewart( Book )
3 editions published in 1926 in English and held by 10 libraries worldwide
On collecting japanese colour-prints by Basil Stewart( Book )
4 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
 
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Stewart, B. 1880-
Stewart, B. (Basil), 1880-
Stewart, Basil, né 1880
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