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Utamaro and the Spectacle of Beauty

and the Spectacle of Beauty

Julie Nelson Davis

One of the most influential artists working in the genre of ukiyo-e ('pictures of the floating world') in late 18th century Japan, Kitagawa Utamaro (c1753-1806) was renowned for his prints of beautiful women. In this book, Davis reinterprets Utamaro in the context of his times, reconstructing the place of the ukiyo-e artist within the world of the commercial print market. The study offers a new approach to issues such as the status of the artist and the construction of identity, gender, sexuality and celebrity in the Edo period.

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  • Publisher: Reaktion
  • Year: 2007
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 296pp
  • Illustrated: Yes
  • ISBN: 9781861893598
  • Condition: New
  • Weight: 1.2kg
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