Japan Journeys: Famous Woodblock Prints Of Cultural Sights In Japan

April 28, 2015|
Japan Journeys: Famous Woodblock Prints Of Cultural Sights In Japan by Andreas Marks
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Presenting classic Japanese woodblock prints,Japan Journeys offers a unique perspective on the country''s most famous travel destinations.

This stunning art book gathers together approximately two hundred Japanese woodblock prints depicting scenic spots and cultural icons that still delight visitors today. Many of the prints are by masters such as Utagawa Hiroshige, Kitagawa Utamaro, and Utagawa Kunisada, and currently hang in prestigious galleries and museums worldwide. Katsuhika Hokusai, the artform''s most celebrated artist, is also well represented, with many prints from his "Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido Road" seriesand "Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji" series, including his world-renowned "Great Wave" print.

In addition to prints showcasing Japan''s natural beauty, this carefully curated selection depicts roads and railways; favorite pastimes, such as blossom viewing and attending festivals; beloved entertainment, such as kabuki theater; the fashions they wore, and the food they ate. Author Andreas Marks is a leading expert on Japanese woodblock prints, and his Illuminating captions provide background context to the scenes depicted.
Dr. Andreas Marks is the Head of the Japanese and Korean Art Department and Director of the Clark Center at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. From 2008 to 2013 he was the Director and Chief Curator of the Clark Center for Japanese Art and Culture in California. Before coming to the U.S., he was the Managing Director of an internationa...
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Title:Japan Journeys: Famous Woodblock Prints Of Cultural Sights In Japan
Format:Hardcover
Product dimensions:168 pages, 8 X 8 X 0.79 in
Shipping dimensions:168 pages, 8 X 8 X 0.79 in
Published:April 28, 2015
Publisher:Tuttle Publishing
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9784805313107

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