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Prints of the floating world : Japanese woodcuts from the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge /
Craig Hartley ; with a contribution by Celia R. Withycombe.
imprint
Cambridge [England] : Fitzwilliam Museum in association with Lund Humphries Publishers, London ; Wappingers Falls, NY Distributed in the USA by Antique Collectors Club, c1997.
description
144 p. : col. ill. ; 298cm.
ISBN
0853316988
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Cambridge [England] : Fitzwilliam Museum in association with Lund Humphries Publishers, London ; Wappingers Falls, NY Distributed in the USA by Antique Collectors Club, c1997.
isbn
0853316988
catalogue key
1539329
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 134) and index.
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Full Text Reviews
Appeared in Choice on 1997-10:
More a celebration of the fine collection of Japanese prints at the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge (UK), collected over the past 100 years than a history of printmaking in the Edo period, Hartley's book presents 61 printed images selected from that collection with a color reproduction and written commentary for each. In a lightly sketched overview of the evolution of printmaking in premodern Japan, the author offers some historical and social contexts for the specific information given for each illustration. More useful, perhaps, to the reader is an informative essay by Celia R. Withycombe on the technical matters of print production. The color quality of the illustrations is good, and that allows the printed images to speak for themselves (with the modest support of specific information in the commentary that accompanies each one). A glossary of Japanese words is helpful, and there is a bibliographical list as restricted--unfortunately--as the account that serves as an introduction to the book. Not recommended as a primary source of information on the subject, but useful nonetheless. Professional. D. K. Dohanian; University of Rochester
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Choice, October 1997
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The renowned collection of Japanese prints in the Fitzwilliam Museum collection has never before been the subject of specific study. The collection has a particularly strong representation of the famous landscapes of Hokusai and Hiroshige.

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