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BOOK
Author Marks, Andreas,
Title Japan journeys : famous woodblock prints of cultural sights in Japan / Andreas Marks.
Imprint Tokyo ; Rutland, Vermont : Tuttle Publishing, an imprint of Periplus Editions (HK) Ltd, [2015]
©2015.

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 BLUFFTON BOOK  NE771 .M37 2015    AVAILABLE  LOCAL CIRC ONLY
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 BLUFFTON BOOK  NE771 .M37 2015    AVAILABLE  LOCAL CIRC ONLY
Subject Color prints, Japanese.
Wood-engraving, Japanese.
Japan -- In art.
Japan -- Description and travel.
Description 168 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents A paradise for travelers -- Sights of Tokyo -- Sights around Tokyo -- Sights of Kyoto -- Sights of Japan.
Summary From Mount Fuji to the temples of Kyoto, "Japan Journeys" offers a unique perspective on the country's most famous travel destinations. Art historian Andreas Marks has gathered together approximately two hundred Japanese woodblock prints depicting scenic spots and cultural icons that still delight visitors today. Many of the prints are by masters such as Utagawa Hiroshige, Kitagawa Utamaro, and Utagawa Kunisada, and currently hang in prestigious galleries and museums worldwide. Katsuhika Hokusai, the art form's most celebrated artist, is also well represented, with many prints from his "Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido Road" series and "Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji" series, including his world-renowned "Great Wave" print. In addition to prints showcasing Japan's natural beauty, Marks' carefully curated selection depicts roads and railways; favorite pastimes, such as blossom viewing and attending festivals; beloved entertainment, such as kabuki theater; the fashions they wore, and the food they ate. Marks is a leading expert on Japanese woodblock prints, and his Illuminating captions provide background context to the scenes depicted. Images of Japan are a continual source of fascination and delight for visitors and armchair travelers alike, and this original gift book also provides a valuable resource for art historians, scholars, and anyone interested in Japanese art, history, and traditional culture.
ISBN 9784805313107 (hardbacK)
4805313102 (hardbacK)
9781462914968 (eBook)
1462914969 (eBook)
OCLC # 905464566