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Fashion and Make-Up of EDO Beauties Seen in Ukiyo-E Prints Pola Research Institute of Beauty & Culture Collection
ISBN: PB: 9784894780101, Nippan IPS, June 2019
124 pp., 21x29.7 cm, 42 colour and black&white illus., language: English / Japanese
A visual book of make-up and fashion in the Edo period. The make-up, hairstyles, and clothes of Japanese women in the Edo period (1600-1868) differed according to their social class, status, occupation, and region. This can be seen in ukiyo-e prints...
Hiroshige's One Hundred Famous Views of EDO
ISBN: HB: 9784568104950, Nippan IPS, June 2019
216 pp., 18.2x25.7 cm, 246 colour and black&white illus., language: English / Japanese
A permanent edition of the leading ukiyo-e artist of the 19th century, Hiroshige Utagawa. Ota Memorial Museum of Art is renowned for its vast collection of ukiyo-e, woodblock art prints from the 17th to 19th century in Japan. This book features all...
John Singer Sargent The Complete Paintings Cumulative Index to Volumes I-IX
ISBN: HB: 9780300219203, Yale University Press, June 2019
144 pp., 30.5x24.8 cm, 2 black&white illus.
The cumulative index to "John Singer Sargent: The Complete Paintings" comprises two indexes covering the nine volumes of the complete catalogue raisonne: a comprehensive general index and an index of the titles of all the works by Sargent that have b...
Gauguin Atlas
ISBN: HB: 9780300237269, Yale University Press, April 2019
180 pp., 24.5x18.7 cm, 400 colour illus.
Paul Gauguin (1848-1903) was an artist perpetually in search of new horizons. This fascinating visual tour reveals the full extent of Gauguin's travels and their influence on his unique style. Gauguin's several lengthy trips to Tahiti and the Marques...
Typographic Firsts Adventures in Early Printing
ISBN: HB: 9781851244737, Bodleian Library Publishing, March 2019
208 pp., 24.5x19 cm, 70 colour illus.
How were the first fonts made? Who invented italics? When did we work out how to print in colour? Many of the standard features of printed books were designed by pioneering typographers and printers in the latter half of the fifteenth century. Altho...
Thomas Gainsborough The Portraits, Fancy Pictures and Copies after Old Masters
ISBN: SET: 9780300232097, Yale University Press, February 2019
1112 pp., 29.2x24.1 cm, 1300 colour and black&white illus.
Scholars and enthusiasts alike will revel in this ambitious two-volume catalogue raisonn of Thomas Gainsborough's portraits and copies of Old Master works. The catalogue contains approximately 1,100 paintings, including nearly 200 works newly attribu...
Early Chinese Jades in the Harvard Art Museums
ISBN: HB: 9780300237023, Yale University Press, February 2019
272 pp., 26.7x20.3 cm, 290 colour and black&white illus.
From personal ornamentation to funerary practice, from palace decoration to private devotion, jade has played a major role in Chinese social, cultural, and political life for millennia. Exploring the history of this revered stone through the esteemed...
To Describe a Life Notes from the Intersection of Art and Race Terror
ISBN: HB: 9780300230383, Yale University Press, February 2019
160 pp., 25.4x17.8 cm, 70 colour illus.
By turns historical, critical, and personal, this book examines the use of art – and love – as a resource amid the recent wave of shootings by American police of innocent black women and men. Darby English attends to a cluster of artworks created in...