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Japanese popular prints : from votive slips to playing cards

Author: Rebecca Salter
Publisher: Honolulu : University of Hawaii Press, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Approaching the subject as an artist rather than a print scholar, Rebecca Salter focuses on the craftsmen and the complex visual culture within which they worked. Through information gained from interviews with some of the remaining practitioners and analysis of the objects themselves, she builds up a picture of the quiet role woodblock played in the lives of the Japanese as they moved from the isolation of the Edo  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Salter, Rebecca, 1955-
Japanese popular prints.
Honolulu : University of Hawaii Press, 2006
(OCoLC)735329570
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Rebecca Salter
ISBN: 0824830830 9780824830830 0824830822 9780824830823
OCLC Number: 63108371
Notes: "A Latitude 20 book."
Description: 208 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 cm
Contents: History, method, context --
A brief history of printing in Japan --
The woodblock technique --
Edo society --
The art of play --
Knowledge, news, views --
Books --
Calendars --
Programmes and lists --
News-sheets --
The art of travel --
maps, guides and gazetteers --
Advertising --
The outside world --
Faith, fortune, general well-being --
Votive slips and exchange slips --
Catfish prints --
Medicine prints --
Smallpox prints and measles prints --
Obituary prints --
Leisure, pleasure, play --
Playful prints and toy prints --
Board games --
Playing cards --
Decorative papers.
Responsibility: Rebecca Salter.
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