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Japanese Prints

Japanese Prints

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This listing is for a copy of
Japanese Prints
by Gabriele Fahr-Becker

From the dust cover:
The major section of the book consists of the 139 reproductions, grouped by artist, each accompanied by a detailed, sensitive commentary. Street scenes, lovers’ trysts, festivals, portraits of courtesans and actors, landscapes and travelogues - these are the motifs of the ukiyo-e print. The dominant theme, however, is woman’s beauty, the grace of her posture and attitudes, and the decorative aesthetics of her flowing garments. Amongst the most celebrated of the artists featured here are Utamaro, with his beautiful courtesans and geishas; Sharaku, with his portraits of actors on the kabuki stage; Hokusai, with his landscapes, among them the "36 Views of Mount Fuji"; and Hiroshige, with his "53 Stations on the Tokaido" and his "100 Views of Famous Places in and around Edo".

Publisher ‏ : ‎ Taschen
Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 200 pages
ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 3822835099
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-3822835098
Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 3.18 pounds
Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 9.72 x 0.83 x 12.18 inches
Condition: Used, Excellent

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