Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Other Sellers on Amazon
+ $3.99 shipping
+ Free Shipping
+ Free Shipping
Ukiyo-e: The Art of the Japanese Print Hardcover – April 10, 2011
|New from||Used from|
The Amazon Book Review
Discover what to read next through the Amazon Book Review. Learn more.
Frequently bought together
Customers who bought this item also bought
"I was immediately drawn to this handsome book, and my expectation of a fine journey into the floating world pictures became fulfilled. First, the color reproductions of Frederick Harris's high-quality choices give a good sense of the way woodblock prints appear in life. Second, his writing is clear, welcoming, deeply informed, and well organized. The stated aim of Frederick Harris was to appeal to a new generation of art lovers and collectors. He appears to have hit the target. This is a wonderfully worthy effort and result—a true labor of love." —Maine Antique Digest
"A unique book on Japanese ukiyo-e woodblock prints, and one that is essential reading for all collectors, cultural historians and anyone intrigued by this endlessly fascinating subject!" —Peter Grilli, President, Japan Society of Boston
"This is a fine and passionate contribution to the vast literature on the Japanese print." —Alexandra Munroe, Samsung Senior Curator of Asian Art, Guggenheim Museum
"Created by an artist and interior designer, Ukiyo-e: The Art of the Japanese Print directly reflects the sensitive eye and professional polish of its author." —Kendall H. Brown, Professor of Asian Art History, California State University, Long Beach
"An excellent book for someone just first getting into Japanese prints…[Goes into fuller detail than many other books do as to the block-carving and printing process itself, including brilliant photos of the chisels and baren and how they were used, and of a key block and its resulting printed image, visually demonstrating the process beautifully," —Nubui Kuduchi blog
"This book will appeal to anyone who's interested in traditional Japanese culture." —Tokyo 5 blog
"Illustrated with only the choicest selections, Harris's book arranges them by subject rather than chronology or artist, breaking down what can be a very confusing area of work, and highlighting the key issues and players" —Tokyo Jinja blog
About the Author
Frederick Harris is an artist who has lived in Japan for over fifty years. Raised in New York City, he attended a special high school for students talented in art and music before pursuing further art education at various colleges in the US. At the Art Students League he was introduced to the Japanese woodblock print by the well-known printmaker Martin Lewis. After serving in the armed forces in Korea, he moved to Japan to establish an art studio. He currently resides in Tokyo with his Japanese wife.
If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?
Top Customer Reviews
1. Historical Background 10
2. Materials & Techniques 24
3. Book Illustations 36
4. Poetry Prints & Picture Calendars 52
5. Beautiful Women 60
6. Actors & Wrestlers 86
7. Landscapes 104
8. Sensual Pleasures 118
9. Birds & Flowers 132
10. Heroes & Ghosts 146
11. Foreigners in Japan 162
12. Collecting & Caring for Prints 178
Where to See & Buy Prints 184