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Utamaro and the Spectacle of Beauty: Revised and Expanded Second Edition
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Utamaro and the Spectacle of Beauty: Revised and Expanded Second Edition (Paperback)

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Japanese artist Kitagawa Utamaro (1753-1806) was one of the most influential artists working in the genre of ukiyo-e, `pictures of the floating world', in late eighteenth-century Japan, and was widely appreciated for his prints of beautiful women. In this book, Julie Nelson Davis draws on a wide range of period sources, makes a close study of selected print sets and reinterprets Utamaro in the context of his times. Offering a new approach to issues of the status of the artist and the construction of gender, identity, sexuality and celebrity in the Edo period, and now in an updated edition containing a new preface and many new images, this book is a significant contribution to the field, and will be a key work for readers interested in Japanese arts and cultures.

Art, Fashion & PhotographyArt monographs, history & theoryArt formsPrints & printmakingArt, Fashion & PhotographyArt monographs, history & theoryHistory of art / art & design stylesArt styles not defined by date Publisher: Reaktion Books Publication Date: 15/06/2020 ISBN-13: 9781789142358  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Julie Nelson Davis is Associate Professor of East Asian Art in the Department of the History of Art at the University of Pennsylvania.

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