• Art of the Japanese Postcard: Masterpieces fom the Leonard A. Lauder Collection

    From the late nineteenth to the early twentieth century, Japan was a vital world center for postcard art. More than just casual mail pieces, these postcards were often designed by prominent artists and had a visual impact that belied their modest format. Remarkably beautiful examples of graphic design in their own right, they also recorded the shifting definitions of “East” and “West” at a time when such European currents as Art Nouveau began to show up in Japanese visual productions. Art of the Japanese Postcard presents 300 full-color examples of these cards, culled from the vast Leonard A. Lauder Collection. They are astonishing not only for their beauty and the quality of their printing, but also for the insight they provide into contemporary Japanese artistic practices--insights not relayed in standard histories that focus on painting and sculpture--as well as for the fluid interplay of European and Japanese modes. Authoritative essays by leading scholars of Japanese art and culture, plus a statement by the collector himself, highlight the design, development, and cultural function of these rarely studied, but highly influential and visually exciting, expressions of graphic genius.

    • ASIN: 0878466681

  • Art of the Japanese Postcard: 30 Art Nouveau Postcards

    Perfect in their asymmetrical designs, these Japanese Art Nouveau postcards are more than just stationery. Designed by prominent artists in late 19th- and early 20th-century Japan, these cards have a visual impact that belies their modest format.

    • Brand: Brand: Chronicle Books
    • ASIN: 0811850846

  • Art of the Japanese Postcard

    More than just casual mail pieces, these postcards were often designed by prominent artists and had a visual impact that belied their modest format. Remarkably beautiful examples of graphic design in their own right, they also reflect the influx of Western currents such as Art Nouveau and Art Deco. Art of the Japanese Postcard presents 300 full-color examples of these cards, culled from the remarkable Leonard A. Lauder Collection. They are astonishing not only for their beauty and the quality of their printing, but also for the insight they provide into contemporary Japanese art. Authoritative essays by leading scholars of Japanese art and culture, plus a statement by the collector himself, highlight the design, development, and cultural function of these rarely studied, but highly influential and visually exciting, expressions of graphic genius.

    • Brand: Brand: MFa
    • ASIN: 0878466703

  • Japanese Wood Blocks: 100 Postcards

    Elegantly packaged in a bespoke box, these 100 postcards feature some of the most spectacular examples of artworks made in the age-old woodblock tradition. All sourced from the V&A's outstanding collections, the Japanese Woodblock Print Postcard Box is the third release in the best-selling V&A box set series. Each set celebrates the V&A's status as a source of inspiration for designers, reflecting the unique breadth and depth of a collection that represents over 3,000 years of objects from all over the world. Colourful, bold and moving, these masterpieces acutely capture the vibrancy and atmosphere of their depicted scenes and subjects, from serene waterfalls to crashing waves, from graceful courtesans to celebrity actors.

    • ASIN: 1851778799

  • Japanese Designs : POSTCARD COLOURING BOOK

    PEPIN® Postcard Colouring Books contain20 postcards (format10 x 15 cm 4 x 6 in) of superior 250gsm acid-free and age resistant drawing paper printed with20 exceptional designs in very light lines. The printing is done in such a way that depending on

    • Color: White
    • Brand: Pepin
    • ASIN: 9460096069

  • Write to Me: Letters from Japanese American Children to the Librarian They Left Behind

    A touching story about Japanese American children who corresponded with their beloved librarian while they were imprisoned in World War II internment camps.When Executive Order 9066 is enacted after the attack at Pearl Harbor, children's librarian Clara Breed's young Japanese American patrons are to be sent to prison camp. Before they are moved, Breed asks the children to write her letters and gives them books to take with them. Through the three years of their internment, the children correspond with Miss Breed, sharing their stories, providing feedback on books, and creating a record of their experiences. Using excerpts from children's letters held at the Japanese American National Museum, author Cynthia Grady presents a difficult subject with honesty and hope." A beautiful picture book for sharing and discussing with older children as well as the primary audience" — Booklist STARRED REVIEW"A touching tribute to a woman who deserves recognition" — Kirkus Reviews"[An] affecting introduction to a distressing chapter in U.S. history and a brave librarian who inspired hope" — Publisher's Weekly

    • ASIN: 158089688X

  • Japanese Woodblock Print Postcard Book

    From the James A. Michener collection at the Honolulu Museum of Art comes these exquisite Japanese woodblock prints, bound together in an attractive postcard book. The Honolulu Museum of Art is home to prints by renowned Japanese artists Suzuki Harunobu, Katsukawa Shuncho, and Utagawa Hiroshige, a leader in the development of the ukiyo-e landscape style, or "art of the floating world." The Japanese Woodblock Print Postcard Book features 30 unique designs that are perfect for everyday postal use, but also stunning as a collection. -30 postcards-30 unique images-Perforated to send or save-Book: 6 1/2 x 4 3/4 x 1/2 in.

    • ASIN: 073533966X