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ISBN: 9780937108475 - Dreams and Diversions
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Dreams and Diversions

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Marks, Andreas (EDT)/ Quintanilla, Sonya Rhie (EDT)
Andreas Marks, Sonya Rhie Quintanilla

ISBN: 9780937108475
Format: Hardback
Publisher: San Diego Museum of Art

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This collection of essays presents stories and histories drawn from The San Diego Museum of Art's previously unpublished holdings of more than one thousand Japanese woodblock prints. The international team of authors underscores the special and longstanding connections between the port city of San Diego…






With the advent of ukiyo-e woodblock prints, art became accessible to Japan's burgeoning merchant classes. Though a uniquely Japanese art form, the prints reveal interests in celebrity, fashion, entertainment, and travel that have a universal human appeal, regardless of time or place. Dreams and Diversions celebrates Japanese woodblock prints with a collection of ten original essays by an international team of scholars. They draw attention to the unique and longstanding relationship between the port city of San Diego, its collectors, and the nation of Japan. The essays not only advance the field of art history with new research and discussions of rare prints but also tell engaging stories for all readers interested in Japanese art and culture from the 17th to the early 20th centuries. The contributors to Dreams and Diversions include Michael S. Inoue, Hiroko Johnson, Andreas Marks, Junichi Okubo, and Sonya Rhie Quintanilla.