Title: Of Brigands and Bravery: Kuniyoshi’s Heroes of the Suikoden
Author: by Inge Klompmakers
Published by Hotei Publishing
Profusely illustrated with color illustrations
Book condition: Very Good to Like New
Cover: Very Good.
Dust jacket: Very Good
This is the first monograph in English on the stunning series "One hundred and eight heroes of the Suikoden". "The Suikoden" is the Japanese adaptation of the 14th-century Chinese vernacular novel "Shuihu zhuan", which recounts the exploits of a group of brave and righteous rebels on Mount Liang. "The Suikoden" was enormously popular in Japan during the 19th century. It was Kuniyoshi's initial designs for the single-sheet print series "The one hundred and eight heroes of the Suikoden (Tsøzoku Suikoden góketsu hyakuhachinin no hitori)" -- in which the full-length portraits of the heroes are charged with a new sense of dynamism -- that spurred a "Suikoden" craze in Edo (present-day Tokyo). This publication reproduces the 74 known designs of the series in full color, each accompanied by an explanatory text.
Publisher: Hotei Publishing; First Edition, 1998
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