Japanese Prints: Ukiyo-e in Edo, 1700-1900

An introduction to Edo-period ukiyo-e prints and illustrations, with over 100 coloured photographs of works from the collection of the British Museum.

£14.99 per item

‘Although Japanese prints have long been appreciated in the West for their graphic qualities, their content has not always been fully understood. This book draws on recent scholarship that makes possible a more subtle appreciation of the imagery encountered in the prints and how they would have been understood when first made. Through stunning new photography of both well-known and rarely-published works in the collection of the British Museum, including many recent acquisitions, the author explores how and why such prints were made, providing a fascinating introduction to a much-loved but little-understood art form.’
(Japanese Prints: Ukiyo-e in Edo, 1700-1900, British Museum Press; 2010)

Dr Ellis Tinios is a historian and Honorary Lecturer in the School of History at the University of Leeds, visiting researcher at the Art Research Center at Ritsumeikan University in Kyoto and special assistant to the Japanese Section of the Department of Asia at the British Museum. He has authored a number of publications on Japanese prints and Edo-period illustration books.

144 pages.

Size: L22.5 cm x W22.5 cm

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