Museum of East Asian Art, Cologne The Printed Image : The Flowering of Japan's Woodblock Printing Culture exhibition catalogue

The Printed Image : The Flowering of Japan's Woodblock Printing Culture

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Cologne’s Museum für Ostasiatische Kunst has been collecting Japanese woodblock prints and books for more than 100 years, and this handsome publication brings together the best of its holdings in a major new survey of the art form. 

Alongside hand-coloured pieces of the 17th century, the book features coloured woodblock prints from the worlds of entertainment and the Kabuki theatre of the 18th and 19th centuries; depictions of historical warriors;  landscape prints by Hokusai and Hiroshige; privately commissioned calendar prints and modern Shin-hanga from the Taisho period onwards.

The Printed Image offers a chance to rediscover Japan’s groundbreaking woodblock printing culture. 

  • Author: Matthi Forrer, curator for Japanese Arts at the National Museum of Ethnology in Leiden, The Netherlands
  • Hardcover: 400 pages | 400 illustrations
  • Date published: April 2018
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 978-3960982562
  • Product Dimensions: 30.0 x 24.0 cm