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

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Tuttle Publishing, Mar 13, 2012 - Art - 336 pages
Japanese woodblock prints, or ukiyo-e, are the most recognizable Japanese art form. Their massive popularity has spread from Japan to be embraced by a worldwide audience. Covering the period from the beginning of the Japanese woodblock print in the 1680s until the year 1900, Japanese Woodblock Prints provides a detailed survey of all the famous ukiyo-e artists, along with over 500 full-color prints.

Unlike previous examinations of this art form, Japanese Woodblock Prints includes detailed histories of the publishers of woodblock prints—who were often the driving force determining which prints, and therefore which artists, would make it into mass circulation for a chance at critical and popular success. Invaluable as a guide for ukiyo-e enthusiasts looking for detailed information about their favorite Japanese woodblock print artists and prints, it is also an ideal introduction for newcomers to the world of the woodblock print. This lavishly illustrated book will be a valued addition to the libraries of scholars, as well as the general art enthusiast.

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Foreword by Stephen Addiss 09
Note to Readers 22
Artists 24
Kiyonobu 26
Masanobu 32
Toshinobu 36
Shigenaga 38
Kiyomasu 40
Shunei 100
Shuntei 102
Sharaku 106
Kunimasa 108
Toyohiro 110
Tsukimaro 112
Hokkei 114
Eizan 116

Kiyomitsu 44
Bunchō 48
Shunshō 52
Harunobu 56
Koryūsai 60
Shunkō 64
Shigemasa 66
Toyoharu 68
Kiyonaga 72
Utamaro 76
Chōki 82
Shunman 84
Eishi 86
Eishō 88
Hokusai 90
Toyokuni 96
Kunisada 120
Kuniyasu 128
Eisen 130
Hiroshige 132
Kuniyoshi 140
Sadahide 144
Kyōsai 156
Chikanobu 162
Gekkō 172
Publishers 180
Emiya Kichiemon 186
Tsuruya Kiemon 190
Maruya Jinpachi 198

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