Ukiyo-e Gian Carlo Calza


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Phaidon Press In this impressive study. Gian Carlo Calza examines images of the floating world (ukiyo-e) found in paintings. screens. illustrated books and. above all. the numerous woodblock prints that nineteenth-century French artists were to find so influential. Through six essays and six catalogue sections this book provides a fascinating and thorough introduction to the very best works of this period. The essays supply detailed background information on the history. techniques and development of ukiyo-e and the plate section has been arranged to reflect the six great themes of the floating world – theatre. tradition. nature. landscape. town life and feminine beauty – developed by the artists to satisfy the demands and tastes of their customers . Within each section. works have been arranged in chrono…


ISBN: 9780714847948