1987 · New York
The Art of the Japanese Book surveys the work of the major artists from the first books of the early 1600s to those that were published up to the end of the American occupation in 1951, selecting from the often prolific output of these artists to show them at their most typical and impressive. The artistry and techniques of book designers, artists, block-cutters and printers are examined, based on specimens of optimum condition and unfaded color. The connection between the artists of the book and the current mainstreams of painting is a constant underlying theme, and in regard to the books of the last hundred years, has meant a concern with not only traditional native painting, but also modern western styles adopted or adapted by Japanese artists."
This lovely work is very heavy and will require increased shipping costs. Publisher's cream cloth with brown lettering to spines. In original pictorial dust jackets; light edgewear. Gray cloth-covered slipcase with minor edgewear. Very good/very good. (Inventory #: 37679)