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SHIN HANGA The New Print Movement of Japan

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SHIN HANGA The New Print Movement of Japan

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Almost Gone! Second printing. Highly Recommended. By Barry Till. The shin hanga (“new print”) movement flourished in Japan for almost fifty years after being set in motion and nurtured by publisher Watanabe Shozaburo (1885–1962). Employing the traditional “ukiyo-e quartet”—a production system consisting of artists, carvers, printers, and publishers—shin hanga attracted Western as well as native artists. The studio teams created woodblock prints that updated traditional ukiyo-e, including Kabuki actor portraits, “beauties,” landscapes and other nature themes, birds and flowers, ornate temples, buildings and bridges over exquisite ponds.

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The shin hanga (“new print”) movement flourished in Japan for almost fifty years after being set in motion and nurtured by publisher Watanabe Shozaburo (1885–1962). Employing the traditional “ukiyo-e quartet”—a production system consisting of artists, carvers, printers, and publishers—shin hanga attracted Western as well as native artists. The studio teams created woodblock prints that updated traditional ukiyo-e, including Kabuki actor portraits, “beauties,” landscapes and other nature themes, birds and flowers, ornate temples, buildings and bridges over exquisite ponds.

With lavish illustrations and expert commentary, Shin Hanga: The New Print Movement of Japan details the movement and presents splendid reproductions of works by its principal artists.

Includes multiple pieces by a number of fine talents; listed here are our personal favorites: Yoshida Toshi (1911-1995), Tsuchiya Koitsu (1870-1949), Kawase Hasui (1883-1957), and Yoshida Hiroshi (1876-1950). 23-page introduction.

The Yoshida family was a huge part of this movement and may be the best known names. Two major art books were devoted just to the work of Yoshida Hiroshi, published in 1991 and 1996. This book features a great many of his best works and is a perfect introduction.

Barry Till is curator of Asian art at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, British Columbia. He is the author of Masterful Images: The Art of Kiyoshi Saito, Japan Awakens: Woodblock Prints of the Meiji Period (1868–1912), and The 47 Ronin: A Story of Samurai Loyalty and Courage and coauthor of Haiku: Japanese Art and Poetry, all published by Pomegranate.

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Item Code SHINH
Publisher Pomegranate
Publish Date 2007
ISBN 9780764940392
Binding Hard Cover
Dimensions 9x9
# Pages 112pg
Color Full Color
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