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Fashion and the Floating World: Japanese ukiyo-e Prints by Anna Jackson & Masami Yamada (PRE-ORDER)

Fashion and the Floating World: Japanese ukiyo-e Prints by Anna Jackson & Masami Yamada (PRE-ORDER)

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This sumptuous book explores the important world that woodblock prints played in the fashionable world of Edo-period Japan (1603-1868). 140 ukiyo-e - 'pictures of the floating world' offer us a vivid view of the culture of entertainment, style and glamour that developed in bustling urban centres. Expert curators bring to life the scenes and figures depicted, and highlight the fashions, dress accessories and hairstyles shown in these colourful and compelling images by artists such as Utagawa Kunisada and Utagawa Hiroshige.

Benefitting from the V&A's world-leading collection and including many rarely seen prints, this is a fascinating glimpse into an exciting world of celebrity actors, courtesans, kimono retailers, fabric workshops, makeup brands, theatre managers, brothel keepers and restaurant owners.

 

Hardback
Publication: 26 Sept 2024, V&A 

ISBN: 9781838510503

Extent: 240 pages, 170 illustrations

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