Ukiyo-e /

In this impressive study Professor Calza examines images of the floating world (ukiyo-e) found in paintings, screens, illustrated books and, above all, the numerous woodblock prints that nineteenth-century French artists were to find so influential. Through six essays and six catalogue sections this...

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Calza, Gian Carlo
Format: Book
Published: London : Phaidon, 2005
Edition:1st ed.
Ukiyo > e.
Table of Contents:
  • Visions of the floating world / Gian Carlo Calza
  • Enjoying actor prints: imagining the voices of actors and music / Mutō Junko
  • Pictures of female beauties and actors in Ukiyo-e representations of Kabuki theatre in the early period / Kobayashi Tadashi
  • The poetic picture: literary dimensions of early Ukiyo-e / John T. Carpenter
  • Shunga: erotic art of the Edo Period / Timon Screech
  • The birth and development of the depiction of female beauties (bijin-ga) in Ukiyo-e painting / Naitō Masato
  • Three types of Ukiyo-e prints: loose prints, greeting cards and printed books / Asano Shūgō
  • Introduction to the floating world
  • I. Passions on the stage: the Kabuki theatre
  • II. Past and present: tradition in the world of today
  • III. The relationship with nature
  • IV. Landscape
  • V. City life
  • VI. The female figure in the floating world.