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Kingfisher with Lotus Flower

Birds of Japan by Hokusai, Hiroshige and Other Masters of the Woodblock Print

Anne Sefrioui


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Prestel Verlag
01 March 2022
A celebration of Japanese printmaking, birds and their habitats, and the pleasures of nature, this magnificent boxed set features more than sixty impeccably reproduced images from masters of the form. Chickadees amid cherry blossoms, peacocks nestled in wisteria branches, sleeping owls against a moonlit night sky and majestic cranes diving in the ocean waves - these are some of the transcendent pleasures offered in this exquisite collection of plates bound in an accordion style format that honors the Japanese bookbinding tradition. Every major artist of this genre is included - from Keisai, Keibun and Hokusai to Hiroshige and Koson - as the history of Japanese printmaking unfolds in stunning detail. An introductory booklet explores the centuries-long role that nature has played in Japanese art, from Chinese-influenced works of the Kano school, which depicted the bird as a Buddhist symbol, through to the ukiyo-e, when artists strove to capture fleeting moments of pure joy. Fans of Japanese art, lovers of birds, and anyone who enjoys beautiful depictions of the natural world will cherish this sumptuous, satisfying volume of earthly delights. AUTHOR: Anne Sefrioui is the author of numerous books on art and art history. SELLING POINTS: . The book features artwork by many of the most popular Japanese artists and printmakers. Most notably, it includes Hokusai and Hiroshige. . This book comes in a unique format with one hardcover accordion foldout book showcasing the artwork and another paperback book with text. Both are in a slipcase. . The boxed set showcases 60 spectacularly reproduced artworks of many of Japan's most beautiful native birds and plants. 112 colour illustrations
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Imprint:   Prestel Verlag
Country of Publication:   Germany
Dimensions:   Height: 174mm,  Width: 124mm,  Spine: 48mm
Weight:   573g
ISBN:   9783791379388
ISBN 10:   3791379380
Pages:   274
Publication Date:  
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Mixed media product
Publisher's Status:   Unspecified

ANNE SEFRIOUI is the author of numerous books on art and art history.

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