9781840683196-1840683198-Dream Spectres 2: Kabuki Nightmares: Ukiyo-e Ghosts, Magic & Mayhem (Ukiyo-e Master Series) (VOLUME 15)

Dream Spectres 2: Kabuki Nightmares: Ukiyo-e Ghosts, Magic & Mayhem (Ukiyo-e Master Series) (VOLUME 15)

ISBN-13: 9781840683196
ISBN-10: 1840683198
Publication date: 2015
Publisher: Shinbaku Books
Format: Paperback 176 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781840683196
ISBN-10: 1840683198
Publication date: 2015
Publisher: Shinbaku Books
Format: Paperback 176 pages

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Acknowledged author wrote Dream Spectres 2: Kabuki Nightmares: Ukiyo-e Ghosts, Magic & Mayhem (Ukiyo-e Master Series) (VOLUME 15) comprising 176 pages back in 2015. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1840683198 and 9781840683196. Since then Dream Spectres 2: Kabuki Nightmares: Ukiyo-e Ghosts, Magic & Mayhem (Ukiyo-e Master Series) (VOLUME 15) textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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UKIYO-E, the art of woodblock design and printing, enjoyed a symbiosis with the kabuki theatre almost from its inception in the late 17th century, with a significant number of images devoted to the popular theatre. These comprise kabuki-e ― dynamic frames, diptychs and triptychs recreating specific scenes from plays ― and yakusha-e ― portraits of famous actors in various roles both real and imaginary. Amongst those producing theatrical prints were some of the greatest ukiyo-e artists of the century, including Kunisada, Kuniyoshi, and finally Kunichika, who introduced dramatic new framing to the format and persisted until the very last days of the century, when prints were finally usurped by the new medium of photography. DREAM SPECTRES 2 is devoted to the art of kabuki-e and yakusha-e, and collects some of the most striking and innovative prints by these and many other artists, focusing principally on three of the Japanese theatre's most spectacular and sensational themes ― ghosts, magic, and mayhem.

DREAM SPECTRES 2 is presented in large-format and full-colour throughout, and contains over 200 stunning images which vividly bring back to life the violent clashes, murders, monsters and nightmares of Japan's classical kabuki theatre at its most bizarre and exhilarating extremes. Number 15 in the best-selling Ukiyo-e Master Series.

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