Decadence And Dissolution

by Jack Hunter
Decadence And Dissolution
  • ISBN-13: 9781840683035
  • Author(s): Jack Hunter
  • Editor(s): Jack Hunter
  • Illustrated by: Toyohara Kunichika
  • Subject: Illustration
  • Publisher: Black Gas Publishing
  • Imprint: Shinbaku
  • Publication Date: 28-02-2013
  • Format: p/b

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Toyohara Kunichika (1835-1900) was one of the last great masters of ukiyo-e, the Japanese art of woodblock-printing. Inspired by the plays, actors and customs of kabuki theatre and using vibrant new chemical dyes imported from Europe, Kunichika created a visually dazzling pictorial record of this long-lost, decadent underworld of old Edo. Decadence and Dissolution collects over 150 of Kunichika's most striking and innovative designs from kabuki theatre, presented in large-format and full-colour throughout. Many have never been published before, even in Japan.
About the book

Toyohara Kunichika (1835-1900) was one of the last great masters of ukiyo-e, the Japanese art of woodblock-printing. Inspired by the plays, actors and customs of kabuki theatre and using vibrant new chemical dyes imported from Europe, Kunichika created a visually dazzling pictorial record of this long-lost, decadent underworld of old Edo. Decadence and Dissolution collects over 150 of Kunichika's most striking and innovative designs from kabuki theatre, presented in large-format and full-colour throughout. Many have never been published before, even in Japan.

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