Title: Water and Shadow: Kawase Hasui and Japanese Landscape Prints
Author: by Kendall H. Brown
Book condition: Used - Good to Very Good. Light dent / bumps to top corner edges. Thus graded overall Good to Very Good.
Cover: Good to Very Good. Corner bump to cover (top corner).
Kawase Hasui (1883 - 1957) was one of the leading advocates of the shin hanga (new prints) movement in Japan. Water and Shadow: Kawase Hasui and Japanese Landscape Prints is the first publication devoted to prints from Hasui s earliest and most creative period of woodblock print design, which lasted from 1918 through the Great Earthquake of 1923, when many of his early prints were destroyed.
These works illustrate Japan s landscape, the beauty of urban spaces, and modern life in Japan. Through these tranquil, dreamlike works, the publication explores the themes of nostalgia and longing the search for individual and national identity in Japan during the early Taish period (1912 1926), an era of rapid social and cultural change during Japan s modernization.
Publisher: Hotei Publishing; Illustrated edition, 2014
Paperback: approx. 200 pages
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