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Japan - Section X: Prints & Books
The Hotei Encyclopedia of Japanese Woodblock Prints by
Call Number: Print Books NE1310 .H68 2005
Publication Date: 2005-01-01
The Hotei Encyclopedia of Japanese Woodblock Prints will serve as a source of quick reference as well as an in-depth study of all aspects of Japanese prints from the Edo (1600-1868) to Taish (1912-26) periods. The first section of The Hotei Encyclopedia is divided into four main subject areas: historical background, the art history of Ukiyo-e prints, print production (materials and techniques, the publishing trade) and the history of collecting Japanese prints, with a shorter fifth section on conservation. Each subject area contains a longer survey article which is accompanied by shorter essays that highlight specific topics pertaining to Japanese prints and their development.
Encyclopedia of Buddhism by
Call Number: Click the title above for online access.
Publication Date: 2005
This encyclopedia describes the Buddhist world view, basic teachings and practices of Buddhism, as well as its different schools and sects.
Japanese Woodblock Print Search
Ukiyo-e Search provides the ability to both search for Japanese woodblock prints by simply taking a picture of an existing print AND the ability to see similar prints across multiple collections of prints.
A digital library of images in the areas of art, architecture, the humanities, and social sciences, with a set of tools to view, present, and manage images.
Call Number: ebook
Publication Date: 2013-03-01
Includes a biography, illustrations, and descriptions of prints by season
Hiroshige Exhibition Catalog
Call Number: Print Books NE1325.A5 A4 1997
Publication Date: 1997-08-01
"Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858) holds an assured place in the history of world art as one of the greatest and best-loved masters of the wood-block print." "For this book, published on the occasion of an exhibition held at the Royal Academy of Arts in London to mark the bicentenary of the artist's birth, every effort has been made to reproduce the finest early impressions. Each plate is provided with a commentary by Matthi Forrer who, in an introductory essay, examines Hiroshige's life and work, assessing his place in Japanese art and making some important revisions to the generally accepted chronology of his oeuvre. Suzuki Juzo, in his essay, makes a plea for seeing Hiroshige as a whole, drawing attention to aspects of the artist's work and personality that are often overlooked, while Henry D. Smith II places Hiroshige and his art in their social and political context."-
Japan: Memoirs of a Secret Empire-The Return of the Barbarians, Segment 19: Ukiyo: Floating World
Ukiyo, or the Floating World, is centered on Yoshiwara, the licensed red-light district of Edo. The area's brothels, teahouses, and kabuki theaters were frequented by Japan's growing middle class. (1 minute, 43 seconds)
Color and Light: Episode 7. 2018. Tokyo, Japan
The merchant class spent their money on music, theater, and art during the 17th and 18th centuries. Ukiyo-e depicted kabuki actors, sumo wrestlers, prostitutes, and courtesans in the changing city; Shunga served as a calling card for the Oiran. Craftsmen demonstrate the process of carving and printmaking. (6 minutes)
Biography Reference Center
Include biographical information about Hiroshige
Bibliography of Asian Studies
Contains records on all subjects (especially in the humanities and the social sciences) pertaining to East, Southeast, and South Asia published worldwide from 1971 to the present.
Arts Premium Collection
Subject areas include: Art, Design, Architecture, Humanities, Film/Screen Studies, Music, Performing Arts, and more. With international coverage, and access to the definitive indexes in these fields, the Arts Premium Collection supports academic inquiry and is a rich source for comprehensive arts literature reviews.
Art Full Text
Offers full text plus abstracts and indexing of an international array of peer-selected publications, including coverage of Latin American, Canadian, Asian and other non-Western art, new artists, contemporary art, exhibition reviews, and feminist criticism.
Includes images and articles about Hiroshige and ukiyo-e