Print and Book Art
100 Dogs of War
Paperback ISBN: 1840683163
Tsukioka Yoshitoshi's triptychs and portrait series of the 1860s were predominatly musha-e ("warrior prints"), often with added mythological elements, and invariably drawn from Japanese military history, mostly from the 12th to 16th centuries. Yoshitoshi's major musha-e series, in terms of both its scope and its dynamic visual experimentation, remains Kaidai hyaku senso, or 100 Dogs Of War.Yoshitoshi was reputedly driven to create this series in 1868 after witnessing first-hand the bloody Battle of Ueno, a decisive clash of the civil war in Japan. Although inspired by recent events, the series again depicted warriors from Japanese history, showing some clasping bloody severed heads as trophies of war, others with their own viscera spilling out from the "belly cut" of seppuku (ritual suicide), others in the heat of battle firing guns, hurling spears, wielding swords or dodging bullets. Every aspect of war is represented. There are 65 known completed prints from the series, and several surviving drawings and sketches for designs which apparently never reached fruition; failure to complete the set is attributed both to censorship and to the nervous breakdown which Yoshitoshi reportedly experienced in 1869, an event which resulted in his virtual disappearance from the ukiyo-e scene for the following two years.This Ukiyo-e Master Special edition of Yoshitoshi's 100 Dogs Of War contains not only Yoshitoshi's full set of 65 completed battle prints, reproduced in full-size and full-colour, but also several fascinating preparatory drawings for unfinished designs. The collection also features an extensive illustrated introduction on Yoshitoshi's warrior prints from 1853 to 1889, bringing the total number of colour reproductions in the book to over 90.Ukiyo-e Master Specials: presenting individual art series by the greatest print-designers and painters of Edo-period and Meiji-period Japan.
101 GREAT SAMURAI PRINTS
Paperback ISBN: 0486465233
One of the last great names in the Japanese ukiyo-e style, Kuniyoshi was an undisputed master of the warrior woodblock print — and these 18th-century illustrations represent the pinnacle of his craft. One hundred and one full-color portraits of renowned Japanese samurais pulse with movement, passion, and remarkably fine detail. Includes brief captions and a new introduction.
Nearly 20 Inspired Projects to Paint and Frame Instantly
Paperback ISBN: 1631064983
Learn to create precious watercolor paintings that you can paint and frame in just one day. Paint and Frame: Botanical Watercolor features 20 charming modern watercolor projects including florals, nature scenes, and more. With step-by-step instructions and watercolor paper included, you can try your hand at these “mini” projects, and then you can instantly display your painting in one of the enclosed frames. Add patterns or colors to your frame, then simply fold it to an upright position, and your brand new watercolor painting can be displayed inside it. Stop storing your art projects in a drawer while you wait to get frames. These handcrafted frames are ideal for displaying artwork around the house, at your desk, or to mail as a lovely handmade gift. Paint and Frame: Botanical Watercolor comes with an instruction book, 20 step-by-step watercolor projects to try, an assortment of watercolor paper, and 5 fantastic frames to decorate and personalize yourself. This is the perfect gift for the beginner artist looking to display their work in an elegant way without paying for expensive frames.
Butterfly Botanical Prints
45 Ready-to-Frame Vintage Illustrations for Your Home Décor
Paperback ISBN: 1507205287
Add style to any wall with forty-five vintage, colorful butterfly and botanical prints—a top design trend for 2017 according to Elle Décor and Better Homes and Gardens. Wall art adds instant style to any space, but paintings, prints, and posters can quickly eat up a decorating budget. Instant Wall Art: Butterfly Botanical Prints features forty-five beautiful ready-to-frame prints inspired by vintage scientific illustrations allowing you to affordably adorn your walls. The intricately detailed prints are perfect for any type of space whether you are decorating your first apartment or updating the walls in your dream home. Combine multiple prints to create a gallery of gorgeous drawings. Printed on high quality, perforated paper, each 8x10 image is ready for easy removal and quick framing.