Showcased in this compact folio are 265 of the Art Institute's finest woodblock prints. The selection comprises striking images of the world of pleasure (ukiyo-e, or "floating world"), ranging in time from the mid-17th to the mid-19th century. The book is divided into four chapters: the simple but elegant "primitives"; actor portraits featuring dramatic works by Katsukawa Shunso; courtesan portraits, including elegant prints by Kitagawa Utamaro; and landscapes, such as Katsushika Hokusai's famous image The Great Wave. This volume is an enticing overview of one of the most renowned collections of Japanese prints in the world.
The Art Institute of Chicago and Abbeville, 1995 4 x 4 1/2 in.; 320 pages; 270 color illustrations ISBN 0-78920-673-7
7 hours 53 min ago The Art Institute of Chicago Chicago Splash previews Moholy-Nagy: Future Present, a retrospective on the Bauhaus designer who also made his mark in Chicago—opening at the Art Institute October 2.
10 hours 15 min ago The Art Institute of Chicago CLOSING SUNDAY—Design Episodes: The Modern Chair
Explore the evolution of the modern chair in the 20th century with iconic examples from makers like Charles and Ray Eames, Le Corbusier and Charlotte Perriand, and Harry Bertoia, among others.
THE MODERN CHAIR—http://bit.ly/2dD4Xy0
1 day 6 hours ago The Art Institute of Chicago CLOSING SOON—Supernatural Shakespeare
While Shakespeare’s title characters might have the most name recognition, the Bard’s meddling witches and mischievous faerie folk often steal the show. See this focused installation before it closes October 10.