9789004337374-9004337377-Yoshitoshi's Strange Tales

Yoshitoshi's Strange Tales

ISBN-13: 9789004337374
ISBN-10: 9004337377
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Stevenson, John
Publication date: 2016
Publisher: Hotei Publishing
Format: Paperback 160 pages
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ISBN-13: 9789004337374
ISBN-10: 9004337377
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Stevenson, John
Publication date: 2016
Publisher: Hotei Publishing
Format: Paperback 160 pages

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Acknowledged authors Stevenson, John wrote Yoshitoshi's Strange Tales comprising 160 pages back in 2016. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 9004337377 and 9789004337374. Since then Yoshitoshi's Strange Tales textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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Taisō Yoshitoshi (1839-1892) was the most popular woodblock artist of his day. Customers lined up on the day of publication for his prints of historical characters and beautiful women. His career, which introduced subtle psychological observation to the artistic and representational world of ukiyo-e, straddled the tumultuous late Edo and early Meiji periods. Yoshitoshi was fascinated by the supernatural, and some of his best work concerns ghosts, monsters, and charming animal transmutations. Yoshitoshi's strange tales presents two series that focus on his depictions of the weird and magical world of the transformed. The first series dates from the beginning and the second from the end of the artist's abbreviated career, encapsulating his artistic development. One Hundred Tales of Japan and China (Wakan hyaku monogatari) of 1865 is based on a game in which people told short scary ghost tales in a darkened room, extinguishing a candle as each tale ended. New Forms of Thirty-six Strange Things (Shinken sanjūrokkaisen) of 1889-92 illustrates stories from Japan's rich heritage of legends in more serene and objective ways. The book opens with a study of Japanese ghost prints and analysis of Yoshitoshi's changing treatments of the genre, and reproduces three rare paintings by the artist. This is Yoshitoshi at his most whimsical and imaginative.

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