Print and Book Art
Hardcover      ISBN: 3791382659
This lavishly produced authoritative monograph presents an in-depth view of the life and work of Utagawa Hiroshige, one of Japan’s most revered artists. Presented in a style as stunning as the prints it celebrates, this survey of Hiroshige tells the fascinating story of the last great practitioner of ukiyo-e, or "pictures of the floating world." Hiroshige is considered to be the tradition’s most poetic artist and his work had a marked influence on Western painting towards the end of the 19th century. Vincent van Gogh, Claude Monet, Paul Cézanne, and James Whistler were inspired by Hiroshige’s serene depictions of the natural world. Arranged chronologically, this book illustrates through text and magnificent reproductions Hiroshige’s youth and early career; his artistic development in the genre of landscape prints; his depictions of Edo and the provinces; the flower and bird prints; and his many popular books and paintings. It discusses the historic and cultural environment in which Hiroshige flourished and the many reasons his art continues to be revered and imitated. Filled with 300 color reproductions, and featuring a clamshell box and Japanese-style binding, this volume is destined to become the definitive examination of Hiroshige’s oeuvre.
Hokusai: 22 Pull-Out Posters
22 Pull-Out Posters
Paperback      ISBN: 3791384309
Now available again, this delightful selection of prints depicting nineteenth century Japan’s natural beauty is a colorful introduction to the country’s most beloved artist. The Japanese artist Hokusai spent the second half of his life sketching and painting with tremendous energy nearly everything he saw, and this book focuses on one of his most productive periods, when the artist was in his seventies. This book presents fifty works of the artist’s astonishing oeuvre. It includes selections from his renowned series of woodblock prints, Thirty-Six Views of Mount Fuji, including "In the Hollow of a Wave," "Shower below the Summit," and "South Wind at Clear Dawn." Also presented are images of flowers, waterfalls, bridges, birds, and fish, demonstrating the uniquely precise yet passionate quality of Hokusai’s art. An expert on the artist’s work, Matthi Forrer provides illuminating commentary on Hokusai’s life and technique, offering insight into his enduring popularity throughout the world.
Imaginary Concerts
Imaginary Concerts
2nd Edition    Hardcover      ISBN: 1944860169
Artist Peter Coffin began his work with the iconic designs of LA
Japanese Woodblock Prints: Artists, Publishers and Masterworks 1680-1900
Japanese Woodblock Prints
Artists, Publishers and Masterworks 1680-1900
Hardcover      ISBN: 4805310553
Japanese woodblock prints, or ukiyo-e, are the most recognizable Japanese art form. Their massive popularity has spread from Japan to be embraced by a worldwide audience. Covering the period from the beginning of the Japanese woodblock print in the 1680s until the year 1900, Japanese Woodblock Prints provides a detailed survey of all the major artists, along with the images on which their fame rests. Unlike previous examinations of this art form, Japanese Woodblock Prints includes detailed histories of the publishers of woodblock prints—who were often the driving force determining which prints, and therefore which artists, would make it into mass circulation for a chance at critical and popular success. Invaluable as a guide for ukiyo-e enthusiasts looking for detailed information about their favorite artists and prints, it is also an ideal introduction for newcomers to the world of the woodblock print. This lavishly illustrated book will be a valued addition to the libraries of scholars, as well as the general art enthusiast.
Jim Dine Printmaker: Leaving My Tracks
Jim Dine Printmaker
Leaving My Tracks
Hardcover      ISBN: 0878467777

John Beech: Works on Paper, 1984-2017
John Beech
Works on Paper, 1984-2017
Paperback      ISBN: 3954762048
The results from an over thirty-year time period are presented in this book by John Beech (b. Winchester, 1964; lives and works in New York).
Kuniyoshi: Visionary of the Floating World
Visionary of the Floating World
Hardcover      ISBN: 8857236897

L'affichomania: The Passion for French Posters
The Passion for French Posters
Paperback      ISBN: 0578168022
Bright and bold and found everywhere in fin-de-siècle Paris, the poster was a brilliant fusion of art and commerce. New printing methods made it possible to distribute and post fantastic, full-color prints spurring both artists and advertisers to take advantage of these public canvases. During its golden age in Paris, the poster was acclaimed for enlivening city streets, even as it was decried for its raucous colors, overt commodification, sexualized female figures, and oversized imagery. Collectors raced to snap up these ephemeral art pieces sparking a frenzied demand dubbed affichomanie,complete with its own experts and specialized publications containing small-scale prints for the home. L’Affichomania: The Passion for French Posters is a lavishly illustrated collection of these posters focusing on the work of five masters: Jules Chéret, the acknowledged founder of the field, Eugene Grasset, Théophile-Alexandre Steinlen, Alphonse Mucha, and Henri de Toulouse Lautrec. All are drawn from the collection of Richard H. Driehaus. As reprints of these posters still adorn walls from coffee shops to dorm rooms, it’s clear that we’re still very much caught up inaffichomania.

Lest We Forget: The Great War; World War I Prints from the Pritzker Military Museum & Library
Lest We Forget
The Great War; World War I Prints from the Pritzker Military Museum & Library
Hardcover      ISBN: 0998968900
As the United States commemorates the centennial of World War I, one of the nation
A Life Among Fishes: The Art of Gyotaku
A Life Among Fishes
The Art of Gyotaku
Hardcover      ISBN: 1940743338
A Life Among Fishes explores the lifelong passion of fisheries by scientist and artist Christopher M. Dewees. The book features over 100 of his Japanese fish prints since 1969. Many of these are linked to stories about the journey, and history and information about the art form are also described within.The book presents Dewees? half-century of printing fish and shellfish to full color. We follow his evolution from being exposed and fascinated to gyotaku as a graduate student to his status now as an internationally recognized master in the field. He documents his journey and growth by sharing fifty years of experiences and adventures. In recent years Dewees has focused more on writing stories and poems that are linked to his art.