Dreams & diversions : essays on Japanese woodblock prints from the San Diego Museum of Art

Format: Print Book 2010
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CLP - Main Library Second Floor - Non-fiction NE1321.8.D74 2010
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  Second Floor - Non-fiction
Call Number  NE1321.8.D74 2010

With the advent of ukiyo-e woodblock prints, art became accessible to Japan's burgeoning merchant classes. Though a uniquely Japanese art form, the prints reveal interests in celebrity, fashion, entertainment, and travel that have a universal human appeal, regardless of time or place.

Dreams and Diversions celebrates Japanese woodblock prints with a collection of ten original essays by an international team of scholars. They draw attention to the unique and longstanding relationship between the port city of San Diego, its collectors, and the nation of Japan. The essays not only advance the field of art history with new research and discussions of rare prints but also tell engaging stories for all readers interested in Japanese art and culture from the 17th to the early 20th centuries.

The contributors to Dreams and Diversions include Michael S. Inoue, Hiroko Johnson, Andreas Marks, Junichi Okubo, and Sonya Rhie Quintanilla.

Director's foreword / Julia Marciari-Alexander and Mary Whelan
Curatorial foreword / Sonya Rhie Quintanilla
Bridging nations and cultures : Japan and San Diego / Michael Shigeru Inoue
Early provenance histories : the Cora Timken Burnett bequest of Ukiyo-e prints / Hiroko Johnson
Ukiyo-e prints at the San Diego Museum of Art : an art historical overview / Howard A. Link
Chinese generals in Japanese prints of the Edo period : the case of Guan Yu (Kan U) / Andreas Marks
The scrapbook world of Hiroshige : the Harimaze prints / Howard A. Link
Anything that creeps and flies : natural history prints / Andreas Marks
Prince Genji and his provincial successor : Inaka Genji prints / Andreas Marks
Yokohama-E : prints of a new port city / Hiroko Johnson
Japanese heroes in prints of the Meiji period / Andreas Marks
Into the modern : landscape prints of Kobayashi Kiyochika and Kawase Hasui / OĢ„kubo Jun'ichi, translated by Nishimura Masato.

Additional Information
Subjects San Diego Museum of Art.
Color prints, Japanese -- Edo period, 1600-1868.
Art and society -- Japan.
Publisher San Diego, Calif. : Seattle, WA :San Diego Museum of Art ;2010
Distributed by University of Washington Press,
Contributors Marks, Andreas, editor.
Mace, Sonya Rhie, editor.
Language English
Notes "This publication accompanies the exhibition Dreams & Diversions: 250 years of Japanese Woodblock Prints from the San Diego Museum of Art on view at the San Diego Museum of Art and the Robert and Karen Hoehn Family Print Galleries, University of San Diego, in two rotations from November 6, 2010, through June 5, 2011."--Colophon.
Description 215 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 208-211) and index.
ISBN 9780937108475 (hardcover : alk. paper)
0937108472 (hardcover : alk. paper)
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