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The floating world

Author: James A Michener
Publisher: Honolulu : University of Hawaii Press, ©1983.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An account of the life and death of an art, of the men who made it, and of the lusty age in which they flourished. Michener shows how the Japanese printmakers, cut off from revivifying contacts with the art of the rest of the world and hampered by their own governmental restrictions, were able to keep their art vital for two centuries through their vigor and determination. This is a classic work on the Japanese  Read more...
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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James A Michener
ISBN: 0824808738 9780824808730
OCLC Number: 10151253
Description: xviii, 453 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Responsibility: James A. Michener ; with commentary by Howard A. Link.

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An account of the life and death of an art, of the men who made it, and of the lusty age in which they flourished. Michener shows how the Japanese printmakers, cut off from revivifying contacts with the art of the rest of the world and hampered by their own governmental restrictions, were able to keep their art vital for two centuries through their vigor and determination. This is a classic work on the Japanese print of the Edo period (1615-1868).

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Mr. Michener here turns to the field of Japanese prints--and explores it with an unusual mixture of erudition and sheer ebullience. His approach is far from pedantic, and he tends to treat the Read more...

 
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