Understanding Japanese Woodblock-Printed Illustrated Books

A Short Introduction to Their History, Bibliography and Format

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Understanding Japanese Woodblock-Printed Illustrated Books offers a wider understanding and appreciation of the illustrated books produced in Japan between 1603 and 1912. It is a valuable tool for scholars of early modern Japanese art and literature and a broad range of other disciplines who wish to integrate the content of Japanese illustrated books into their teaching and research. As a handbook aimed at collectors, curators and librarians, it is also an essential resource to assist in evaluating, describing and conserving the books in their care. The background essays, a detailed glossary and case studies are equally of interest to students of the history and art of the book, publishing, printing and book illustration.

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Suzuki Jun, Ph.D, (1997) is Honorary Professor in National Institute of Japanese Literature. He is the co-editor of Ehon in the Edo Period: A Splendid World of Interwoven Image and Text (2010) as well as articles on Edo-period literary and illustrated books.

Ellis Tinios, Ph.D. (1988) is Honorary Lecturer in History, University of Leeds. He is the author of Japanese Prints: Ukiyo-e in Edo, 1700-1900 (2011) as well as articles on Edo-period prints and books.
All concerned with the history of the book, publishing, printing, book illustration, the art of the book. Collectors, curators and librarians of Japanese books; scholars using them in teaching and research
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