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The prints of Isoda Koryūsai : floating world culture and its consumers in eighteenth-century Japan

Author: 磯田, 湖龍斎, ; Allen Hockley; Koryūsai Isoda
Publisher: Seattle : University of Washington Press, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The ukiyo-e artist Isoda Koryusai produced thousands of designs between 1769 and 1781, a crucial period in the evolution of the print tradition, and was honored with the imperial title of hokkyo, yet he has been long neglected by scholars. Allen Hockley has identified more than 2,500 designs of wide-ranging formats and themes, demonstrating that Koryusai broadened the treatment of traditional print subjects and
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Koryūsai Isoda; Koryūsai Isoda; Koryūsai Isoda; Koryūsai Isoda
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: 磯田, 湖龍斎, ; Allen Hockley; Koryūsai Isoda
ISBN: 0295983019 9780295983011
OCLC Number: 50644027
Description: 313 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Contents: Chapter 1 Rationale and Approach 3 --
Chapter 2 Early Ukiyo-e Histories and the Marginalization of Koryusai 11 --
Chapter 3 Koryusai's Prints in Series 41 --
Chapter 4 Courtesan Prints and the Hinagata Series 87 --
Chapter 5 A Survey of Koryusai's Career 133.
Responsibility: Allen Hockley.

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Identifies more than 2,500 designs of various formats and themes and demonstrates that Isoda Koryusai broadened the treatment of traditional print subjects. This book assesses Koryusai's significance  Read more...

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Allen Hockley is not a timid scholar. What he sets out in this book, using Isoda Koryusai (1735-1790) as a case study, is nothing less than a new methodology for the study of ukiyo-e..Used with skill Read more...

 
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