Yoshitoshi's One Hundred Aspects of the Moon

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The introduction of this book comprehensively treats the artist's life and work. Each of the one hundred images in the series is shown here in full colour and nearly life-size. Opposite each design a commentary gives the story behind the picture.

Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (1839-1892) was the most influential and prolific woodblock print artist of Meiji Japan. This book presents his masterpiece, the wildly popular One Hundred Aspects of the Moon ( Tsuki Hyakushi). The series was begun in 1885 and completed just before the artist's death in 1892. New designs were eagerly awaited, with editions selling out before dawn on the day of publication.

The introduction of this book comprehensively treats the artist's life and work. Each of the one hundred images in the series is shown here in full colour and nearly life-size. Opposite each design a commentary gives the story behind the picture. These wonderful tales form a panorama of Japanese history and legend that resonates with the richness and subtlety of traditional Japanese culture.

This is a reprint of the 1992 San Francisco Graphic Society publication.

Auteur John Stevenson
Uitgever Hotei Publishing
Taal Engels  
Jaar van uitgave 2001
Afmetingen 23 x33,5 cm
Kenmerken Hardback met stofomslag, 272 pagina's, 165 illustraties in kleur
ISBN 9789074822428