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Japanese Kite Prints

Selections from the Skinner Collection

Japanese Kite Prints( )
Author: Stevenson, John
Publication Date:Jan 2004
Publisher:University of British Columbia Press
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $50.00
Book Description:

Color woodblock prints vibrantly convey the popular urban culture of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Edo, now called Tokyo. In a book that brings together two of Edo's most colorful traditions, prints and kites, John Stevenson celebrates the charm and significance of the mass-produced but often elegant broadsheets known as ukiyo-e. The term means "pictures of the floating world," a pun on a Buddhist concept of the fleeting world of desires that is, coincidentally but...
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Book Details
Detailed Subjects: Art / Asian / Japanese
Art / Prints
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):10 x 12.17 x 1 Inches
Book Weight:3.98 Pounds

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