Tanaka Ryōhei. Etchings of Rural Japan.

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Tanaka Ryōhei. Etchings of Rural Japan is de eerste Engelstalige monografie over het leven en het oeuvre van Tanaka Ryōhei (1933-2019).

Mostly self-taught, Tanaka excelled in the medium of etching. He used this technique to depict the scenery of rural Japan and its gradually disappearing thatched-roof farmhouses. Tanaka made no less than 770 etchings and printed the vast majority of the editions himself – a total of well over 100,000 prints, which found their way to many collections, both public and private, all over the world.

Over 130 representative works have been selected for this publication. Japan has a long and rich tradition of printmaking. Whereas 18th- to early 20th-century woodblock prints have been the subject of extensive research, postwar printmaking and etching in Japan have received considerably less attention.

While focusing on a single artist, this publication aims to shed light on these lesser-known aspects of Japanese print history. Tanaka Ryōhei, Etchings of Rural Japan includes an elaborate introduction to the technique of etching, enabling the reader to understand and admire Tanaka’s skills as an artist-craftsman.

Auteur Chris van Otterloo
Uitgever Hotei Publishing
Taal Engels, Japans
Jaar van uitgave 2019
Afmetingen 24,5 x 30 cm
Kenmerken Paperback, 160 pagina's, ca. 150 illustraties
ISBN 9789004401358