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Masterpieces of Japanese prints : Ukiyo-e from the Victoria and Albert Museum

Author: 楢崎, 宗重,Rupert FaulknerB W RobinsonMuneshige NarazakiRichard LaneAll authors
Publisher: Tokyo ; New York : Kodansha International, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st pbk. edView all editions and formats
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"The present volume highlights over 130 outstanding examples from the vast holdings of the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. Strikingly original and sumptuously colored, the ukiyo-e in these pages recapture the spirit of the period in which they were created. Here can be found the glamorous courtesans of the Yoshiwara pleasure quarters, the flamboyant vigor of kabuki theater, and the diversities of the Japanese  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Catalogs
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: 楢崎, 宗重, ; Rupert Faulkner; B W Robinson; Muneshige Narazaki; Richard Lane; Victoria and Albert Museum.
ISBN: 4770023871 9784770023872
OCLC Number: 41711810
Notes: "Adapted in part from Hizō ukiyo-e taikan, volumes 4 and 5, published in Japanese by Kodansha Ltd."--Title page verso.
Description: 152 pages : chiefly illustrations (some color) ; 30 cm
Contents: Foreword / Rupert Faulkner --
Ukiyo-e: An Introduction to the Floating World / Richard Lane --
Japanese Woodblock Prints in the Victoria and Albert Museum / Rupert Faulkner --
Color Plates.
Responsibility: Rupert Faulkner ; in consultation with B.W. Robinson ; general edittor, Muneshige Narazaki ; editor, Richard Lane.

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"The present volume highlights over 130 outstanding examples from the vast holdings of the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. Strikingly original and sumptuously colored, the ukiyo-e in these pages recapture the spirit of the period in which they were created. Here can be found the glamorous courtesans of the Yoshiwara pleasure quarters, the flamboyant vigor of kabuki theater, and the diversities of the Japanese landscape." "The prints from a breathtaking panorama of the world of ukiyo-e from its inception to its final flowering at the end of the nineteenth century. Complementary texts by Rupert Faulkner and Richard Lane illuminate the craft of woodblock print making and explore the emergence of such versatile geniuses as Hokusai and Hiroshige."--BOOK JACKET.

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