Modern Japanese Prints: The Twentieth Century

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This volume presents more than 1,000 exemplary 20th-century Japanese woodblock prints from the collection of Carnegie Museum of Art. Taken together, the collection reflects the stylistic movements, aesthetic directions, and historic changes of the past century. There is particular emphasis on two significant movements: sōsaku-hanga (creative prints), represented by in-depth selections by Hiratsuka Un’ichi, Onchi Kōshirō and Munakata Shikō; and shin-hanga (new prints), with works by Kawase Hasui and Hashiguchi Goyō.

The museum also possesses several complete series of prints produced in such limited numbers that they are rarely seen today, including the One Hundred Views of New Tokyo, created between 1929 and 1932. An essay on the history and significance of the collection provides a brief introduction to Japanese printmaking in the 20th century, making this illustrated guide an invaluable reference for researchers, curators, collectors, and general enthusiasts of Japanese art.

Softcover; 200 pages; 1050 color illustrations. Available from the CMOA Design Store and D.A.P./Distributed Art Publishers; ISBN 978-0-88039-049-1