Japanese Prints: The Art Institute of Chicago (Tiny Folio) (Hardcover) by Ulak James T.
|Brand||Abbeville Press Inc.U.S.|
|Category||Art, Architecture & Photography|
|Author||James T. Ulak|
|Number of Pages||320 pages|
|Publisher / Label||Abbeville Press Inc.U.S.|
|Size||11.90 cm x 3.00 cm x 3.00 cm|
Another in the Abbeville's Tiny Folios series this little book is a real gem. The Art Institute of Chicago houses one of the world's most beautiful and comprehensive collections of Japanese woodblock prints in the world. Clarence Buckingham of the famed Chicago family donated 12000 prints alone. The book covers this exquisite collection of work from the 17th to 19th centuries in four sections: Primitives Courtesans Actors and Landscapes. It includes work by well-known masters such as Hiroshige Hokusia and Utamaro as well as lesser-known talents such as Shun'ei Shunko and Kiyonaga. While the trim size is small none of the subtle colors delicate paper texture or intricate fabric design is lost.