Ehon: The Artist and the Book in Japan

By: Keyes, Roger St.

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Red hardcover with title in silver on front cover and spine. Condition: Very good, with very light shelfwear to covers. Binding sound, no inscriptions. Dustjacket condition: Very good, with light shelfwear. 320pp. Many colour illustrations. Ehon or "picture books" in Japanese, are part of a 1,240 year old Japanese tradition. Created by artists and craftsmen, most ehon also feature essays, poems or other texts written in beautiful, distinctive calligraphy. In this book the author traces the history and evolution of these remarkable books through seventy key works, including many great rarities and unique masterpieces from the Spencer Collection of the New York Public Library, one of the foremost collections of Japanese illustrated books in the West.

Title: Ehon: The Artist and the Book in Japan

Author Name: Keyes, Roger St.

Categories: Art History,

Publisher: Seattle and London, The New York Public Library in association with the University of Washington Press: 2006

ISBN Number: 0295986247

ISBN Number 13: 9780295986241

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: Very Good

Type: Book

Size: Folio - over 12 - 15" tall

Seller ID: 005909

Keywords: ehon,