Japanese Woodblock Prints 40th Edition series
The Japanese woodblock print is a phenomenon with no Western equivalent. Breathtaking landscapes exist alongside blush-inducing erotica, ghosts and demons torment the living, and sumo wrestlers and kabuki actors are rock stars. This condensed edition derived from the original XXL monograph revisits the most exceptional prints from 1680–1938.
Japanese Woodblock Prints lifts the veil on a much-loved but little-understood art form by presenting the most exceptional woodblock prints in their historical context. Ranging from the 17th-century development of decadent ukiyo-e, or “pictures of the floating world,” to the decline and later resurgence of prints in the early 20th century, the images collected in this edition make up an unmatched record not only of a unique genre in art history, but also of the shifting mores and cultural development of Japan.
- Author: Andreas Marks
- Publisher: Taschen, 2022
- 512 pages, 8.5" x 6.1"
- Fully illustrated throughout
- ISBN: 9783836587532