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  • Utamaroby Edmond de Goncourt

    Parkstone International 2012; US$ 9.95

    Si la sensualité avait un nom, elle s?appellerait sans doute Utamaro. Soulignant avec délicatesse le jardin des plaisirs que fut un temps Édo, Utamaro, par la richesse des étoffes, les longs cous de cygnes féminins, les regards énigmatiques, évoque en quelques traits la volupté de tout l?Orient. Et si certaines scènes trahissent pudiquement les jeux... more...

  • Utamaroby Edmond de Goncourt

    Parkstone International 2012; US$ 9.95

    Wenn die Sinnlichkeit einen Namen hätte, so würde dieser ohne Zweifel Utamaro lauten denn Utamaro beschwört in seiner Darstellung des Gartens der Freuden, der Edo (Tokio) einstmals war, mit der Pracht seiner Gewänder, den Schwanenhälsen seiner Frauen und den geheimnisvollen Blicken mit einigen wenigen Linien die sinnlichen Freuden des Orients herauf.... more...

  • Ukiyo-eby Frederick Harris

    Tuttle Publishing 2012; US$ 34.95

    Ukiyo-e ("pictures of the floating world") is an art form that originated in the metropolitan culture of Edo (Tokyo) in the early seventeenth century and involved collaboration between artist, carver, printer and publisher. Printed on fragile paper using a technique of woodcut or woodblock printing, the early black and white designs soon gave way... more...

  • The Modern Japanese Printby James A. Michener

    Tuttle Publishing 2012; US$ 29.95

    Originally published in 1962 in a limited edition of 475 copies, The Modern Japanese Print—An Appreciation soon became a collector's item. Included in the folio-sized volume were ten original woodblock prints by contemporary Japanese artists. The idea for this unique presentation had originated with James Michener who hoped to assist this little... more...

  • Gwen Raveratby Frances Spalding

    Random House 2010; US$ 29.10

    'The best of these Darwins is that they are cut out of rock - three taps is enough to convince one how immense is their solidarity.' So wrote Virginia Woolf affectionately of Gwen Raverat, the granddaughter of Charles Darwin. In this first full biography, Frances Spalding looks beyond the artist Gwen Raverat's childhood memoir; Period... more...

  • Botanical Printsby Sandra Forty

    TAJ Books International 2013; US$ 4.39

    The earliest botanical illustrations are found inancient herbals—practical works of knowledge, written to pass on crucial information about how to heal the sick. Around the time of the Renaissance, however, flowers began to be more generally appreciated for their beauty, so talented artists set about capturing their magic. Botanical illustration... more...

  • Hiroshigeby Sandra Forty

    TAJ Books International 2013; US$ 3.99

    Ando Hiroshige is considered by many as the last of the great creative masters of the traditional Japanese woodblock print. His skill has won him worldwide fame and artistic influence, along with his contemporary, Katsushika Hokusai. Both artists widened the range of subjects they covered to encompass every aspect of life in Japan’s Edo period.... more...

  • Making Prints from Natureby Laura Donnelly Bethmann

    Storey Publishing, LLC 1997; US$ 3.95

    Since 1973, Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins have offered practical, hands-on instructions designed to help readers master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily. There are now more than 170 titles in this series, and their remarkable popularity reflects the common desire of country and city dwellers alike to cultivate personal independence... more...