This edition includes a selection of the finest examples of Hiroshige's bird and flower prints from the renowned Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Collection, now housed at the Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design.
This volume contains a selection of prose from Noguchi's autobiography, The Story of Yone Noguchi Told by Himself. It casts a significant light not only upon Noguchi the transcultural poet and critic, but also upon the entire history of the relationship between modern Japan and the West.
Author: Frederick Harris
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
Release Date: 2012-05-29
The art of Japanese woodblock printing, known as ukiyo-e ("pictures of the floating world"), reflects the rich history and way of life in Japan hundreds of years ago. Ukiyo-e: The Art of the Japanese Print takes a thematic approach to this iconic Japanese art form, considering prints by subject matter: geisha and courtesans, kabuki actors, sumo wrestlers, erotica, nature, historical subjects and even images of foreigners in Japan. An artist himself, author Frederick Harris—a well-known American collector who lived in Japan for 50 years—pays special attention to the methods and materials employed in Japanese printmaking. The book traces the evolution of ukiyo-e from its origins in metropolitan Edo (Tokyo) art culture as black and white illustrations, to delicate two-color prints and multicolored designs. Advice to admirers on how to collect, care for, view and buy Japanese ukiyo-e woodblock prints rounds out this book of charming, carefully selected prints.