Women in Japanese Woodblock Prints
Scheidegger & Spiess 2012
Paperback 182pp Illustrated 298x228mm
9783858813572   Product Code: 21431
The coloured woodblock prints known as ukiyo-e, or 'images of the floating world', reached a peak of refinement in 18th-century Japan. Thanks to the novelist James A Michener's fascination with these exquisite images of geishas, the Honolulu Museum of Art has one of the finest collections in the world. This beautiful book reproduces 100 masterpieces by the greatest woodblock artists of the era, including Eishi and Utamaro, accompanied by an illuminating text and brief biographies of all the featured artists.