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The Van Vleck collection of Japanese woodblock prints is one of the Elvehjem Museum of Art’s (now the Chazen Museum of Art) most important collections of more than 3700 prints collected by Van Vleck between 1910 and 1943, including the prints that Frank Lloyd Wright collected in Japan in the 1920s. This copiously illustrated catalog is the culmination of several years of intensive study and documentation, and is the first step in making this impressive collection accessible to museum visitors and scholars. Distributed for the Chazen Museum of Art, University of Wisconsin–Madison
British connoisseur describes in detail the subject of famous Japanese color prints using 274 reproductions of works by Hokusai, Hiroshige, Utamaro, Shunyei, and other masters. Bibliography. Index.
An illustrated survey of Japanese prints at London's Victoria and Albert Museum. Each colour plate is supported by notes together with standard specifications and provenance. The book also includes introductory chapters on the ukiyo-e genre, and the history and character of the Museum's collection. Ever since Japan opened its doors to the West in the latter half of the nineteenth century, Westerners have been fascinated by the exquisite art forms that flourished during the previous two hundred years of self-imposed isolation. Among the most
"[An] impressive volume, with a valuable amount of information not otherwise available in one source." --Choice Companion volume to Merritt's Modern Japanese Woodblock Prints. This volume is a reference work that is both comprehensive and rigorously chronological.

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