Hotei February 2017 newsletter
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Hotei February 2017 newsletter

  • Over 40 new acquisitions on our website.

  • New publication on Kunisada.

  • One-day conference on Kunisada.

  • Waves of Renewal publication on shin hanga and sōsaku hanga.

Dear Japanese print enthusiast,
Just recently we have posted about 40 new acquisitions on our website.
I hope there is something to your taste.
Furthermore I want to draw your attention to a brand new publication on Kunisada.
It comes highly recommended, with an adapted and revised version of Sebastian Izzard’s introduction to the now long out-of-print catalogue Kunisada’s World. Over 160 images in colour, plus a checklist of Kunisada’s early series of bijin prints and an illustrated checklist of his deluxe okubi-e series, which he designed during the last years of his life.
Click here for details and ordering info. A PDF document containing this information can also be downloaded.
On March 3rd a one-day conference on Kunisada will be held in conjunction to the Kunisada exhibition in Japan Museum Sieboldhuis, with lectures by Andreas Marks, Paul Griffith, Henk Herwig and Robert Schaap.
See here for full details and how to register.
While you are at it, consider Waves of Renewal for purchase.

Waves of renewal traces the history of Japanese printmaking following an era of decline beginning in the late nineteenth century. The early twentieth century witnessed the emergence of two principal printmaking movements. The first—shin hanga (new print)—reinvented and revitalised the conventional genres of landscape, beauties and actors. Shin hanga adhered to a traditional production method that was based on the cooperation between artist, block-cutter, printer and publisher. At the same time, it strove to forge a new visual language in both style and technique. The second—sōsaku hanga (creative print)—was inspired by the dialogue between Western and Japanese art and aesthetics. In the main, sōsaku hanga adherents advocated the participation of the artist in the entire creative process from design to production.

Waves of renewal is the most comprehensive publication to date to focus on the holdings of the Nihon no hanga collection in Amsterdam. The 277 prints included showcase the sophistication of shin hanga and the boldness of sōsaku hanga. An introductory essay sets the stage, followed by ten shorter essays by noted scholars in the field that centre on aspects integral to our understanding of early to mid-twentieth century Japanese printmaking. Each print is documented and annotated in the extensive catalogue section.
Click here for details and ordering info, or find all details in this PDF document.
With kind regards,

Chris Uhlenbeck
Hotei Japanese Prints
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