The Making of Japanese Prints
and the History of Ukiyo-e Chie Hirano
[Baren] Editor's Introduction
Topics covered in this book:
- Survey of life in Edo-era Japan.
- The artists and artisans involved in making Japanese prints.
- A non-technical overview of the traditional Japanese printmaking process.
- A general history of Ukiyo-e.
- Anyone interested in Japanese prints, the culture in which they existed, and the environment surrounding their production.
These two chapters are extracted from a larger work - a full-scale monograph on the Ukiyo-e artist Torii Kiyonaga. The author used these chapters to supply a background for the rest of the work, and to give the reader a general understanding of life in that era.