Ukiyo-E: An Introduction to Japanese Woodblock Prints

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Japanese woodblock prints, or ukiyo-e, occupy a singular position in world art. These "pictures of the floating world" were created by artists and craftsmen of plebeian or low samurai background. The prints depict scenes from the everyday life and entertainments of the urban classes, and their popularity lay among these same townspeople. Ukiyo-e was successor to previous aristocratic traditions and represents the last flowering of traditional pictorial art before Japan entered the modern era. Outside Japan, it was ukiyo-e ...

Ukiyo-E: An Introduction to Japanese Woodblock Prints 1997, Kodansha

ISBN-13: 9784770021823

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Ukiyo-E: An Introduction to Japanese Woodblock Prints 1992, Kodansha

ISBN-13: 9784770016577

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