Japanese Woodblock Prints: Artists, Publishers and Masterworks: 1680 – 1900

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The most well-known Japanese art form is ukiyo-e, or Japanese woodblock prints. Their immense popularity has spread outside Japan, capturing the attention of a global audience. Japanese Woodblock Prints contains a comprehensive survey of all the prominent ukiyo-e artists and over 500 full-colour prints, covering the time from the beginning of the Japanese woodblock print in the 1680s to the year 1900.

Japanese Woodblock Prints cover art
Japanese Woodblock Prints cover art

Unlike previous studies of this art form, Japanese Woodblock Prints contains detailed histories of woodblock print publishers, who were often the deciding factor in which prints, thus which artists, made it into mass circulation for a chance at critical and popular success. It’s an invaluable resource for ukiyo-e fans looking for in-depth information on their favourite Japanese woodblock print artists and prints, as well as a great introduction for newcomers to the world of woodblock print. This lavishly illustrated book will be a valuable addition to scholars’ and general art enthusiast’s libraries.

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