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Japanese Woodcuts: Early Period

by Hajek - Forman

Condition: Near Fine


Japanese Woodcuts: Early Period By Hajek-Forman, Published by Spring Books, London, Undated. Softcover, Slipcase, English, Translated from the Czech by Ilse Gottheiner. Hand-bound with white thread, enclosed in a hard clothbound tri-fold wrap with 2 ivory/bone fasteners. ---- The inner paperback is in Near Fine, Like New condition. The book is clean, secure binding, unmarked, crisp inner pages, no writing, no highlighting, no stains, no rips, no edge chipping, no page folds, no remainder marks, not ex-library. The outer slipcase is in Very Good condition with some light yet visible surface wear from use, storage, and handling. Free USA Shipping ---- Woodblock printing in Japan (mokuhanga) is a technique best known for its use in the ukiyo-e artistic genre of single sheets, but it was also used for printing books in the same period. Woodblock printing had been used in China for centuries to print books, long before the advent of movable type, but was widely adopted in Japan during the Edo period (1603–1868). Although similar to woodcut in Western printmaking in some regards, the mokuhanga technique differs in that it uses water-based inks—as opposed to western woodcut, which often uses oil-based inks. The Japanese water-based inks provide a wide range of vivid colors, glazes, and transparency.
  • Bookseller: BanditBooks US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 159
  • Title: Japanese Woodcuts: Early Period
  • Author: Hajek - Forman
  • Format/binding: Slipcase
  • Book condition: Used - Near Fine
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: First Edition
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: Spring Books
  • Place: London
  • Keywords: Japanese Woodcuts, Early Period, Hajek Forman, Japan, Block Print, Woodblock, Printing, Art, Mokuhanga
  • Bookseller catalogs: Antiquarian & Collectible; Fine Binding; Art & Photography; History; Non-Fiction;


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