Blood Wars: 100 Warrior Triptychs from History and Myth
Pre-Order Ships Nov 01, 2020
DescriptionYoshitoshi Tsukioka, perhaps the best-known of all 19th century ukiyo-e artists, created illustrations of mythic warriors and legendary battles throughout his career, including years spent documenting contemporaneous civil conflicts. This book collects 100 such prints by Yoshitoshi, often violent and bloody in nature, ranging in subject from the internecine decapitation wars of the 12th to 16th centuries to the uprising of the Satsuma Rebellion in 1877, the last stand of Japan's samurai class against the new imperial government. The selection of works is also limited to the triptych format, which gave ukiyo-e artists the freedom to express their phantasies as narratives in a kinetic, detailed image frame. All illustrations are reproduced in full color.
November 01, 2020
11.0 X 0.5 X 8.5 inches | 1.12 pounds
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About the Author
Yoshitoshi was one of the acknowledged masters of ukiyo-e, the 19th century art of Japanese print design; he is probably the best-known of all ukiyo-e masters.
Ringo Yoshida was born and lives in Osaka, Japan. He is a long-term collector and historian of 19th century ukiyo-e.