Kuniyoshi by Timothy Clarke

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This handsome volume explores the life and work of Utagawa Kuniyoshi (1798-1861), one of Japan's greatest print artists. Alongside such illustrious names as Hokusai and Hiroshige, he dominated the 19th-century production of the popular genre of woodblock prints known as ukiyo-e, literally, "pictures of the floating world."
The only major book to illustrate the entirety of the artist's work, Kuniyoshi explores his extraordinary imagination across an impressive range of subject matter, from his portraits of Japanese warrior heroes and fashionable beauties to his satirical themes and innovative landscape prints. Published to accompany a spectacular exhibition, Kuniyoshi is an essential reference for Japanese art collectors and enthusiasts.
 

About Timothy Clarke

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Timothy Clark is Head of the Japanese Section in the Department of Asia at the British Museum in London.
 
Published January 1, 2009 by Royal Academy of Arts.
Genres: Arts & Photography. Non-fiction