Heroes of the Grand Pacification. Kuniyoshi’s Taiheiki eiyū den.

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The book introduces the print-series Taiheiki eiyū den or Heroic Biographies from the 'Tale of Grand Pacification', designed by Utagawa Kuniyoshi (1797–1861), who is considered the founder of the heroic genre in Japanese prints.

This series is devoted to the final years of the sixteenth century civil wars and the key figure of the day, Toyotomi Hideyoshi (1536?–98). All fifty prints of the series are reproduced in full color. Each print is accompanied by a translation of the extensive texts incorporated into the composition and detailed historical and cultural commentaries.

The introductory essay reviews the peculiarities of Kuniyoshi’s warrior images, explores the roots of Toyotomi Hideyoshi’s popularity and discusses the texts in the prints as a source of information on the late medieval warriors’ outlook and battlefield practices.

Auteurs Elena Varshavskaya
Uitgever Hotei Publishing
Taal Engels  
Jaar van uitgave 2006
Afmetingen 24,5 x 29,7 cm
Kenmerken Hardback met stofomslag, 192 pagina's, 50 kleur illustraties en 16 zwartwit
ISBN 9789074822695