Description: A comprehensive introduction to the hugely popular Japanese school of ukiyo-e, the art of ukiyo-e (paintings of the floating world) originated in the city of Edo, now Tokyo, and reflects not only the contemporary passion for theatre, restaurants, teahouses and geisha, but also Japan's deep love of nature and tradition. With contributions by Western and Japanese scholars, this book provides a fascinating and scholarly study of such masters as Hokusai, Hiroshige and Utamaro. It includes over 600 works depicting subjects from kabuki actors and tales of courtship to landscapes and erotica. This is an excellent resource for scholars and general readers.
This soft cover book measures 10 inches by 11 inches. Published June 2007.