A Guide to Japanese Prints and their Subject Matter

Basil Stewart

Unabridged, slightly altered Dover (1979) republication of work originally titled Subjects Portrayed in Japanese Colour-Prints, published by E.P. Dutton and Co., New York, 1922 (English edition Kegan Paul, 1922). Nine plates originally in colour appear in black and white. Glossary, Chronology, List of Artists, Reproductions of Signatures, Seals and Crests, Bibliography, Index.; This book brings back to print Steart's immense knowledge of and feeling for Japanese culture as seen through Ukiyoe.

First published in a limited edition now extremely rare, Stewart's comprehensive, detailed coverage of innumerable prints provides today's collectors with the necessary means of identifying artists (many artists borrowed the name of their master) and verifying authenticity. The analysis of the typical themes and motifs of the multicolored woodcut prints brings the student and interested reader into the Japan depicted for the masses of theater-goers, workers and city dwellers who constituted the artist's audience.

Published by Dover Publications, Inc, New York, 1979 | Paperback

  • Language: English
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 0486238091
  • 17 x 24 cm
  • 575 pages
  • Book Condition: Used book with signs of wear on the exterior. Interior in good condition except for a previous owner stamp.
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