This book uses the woodblock prints of Japan’s Meiji era to explore a remarkable period of rapid societal, industrial, military, and cultural modernization. Three thematic essays by Barry Till trace the links between the revival of imperial rule and forces both national and international, connecting formal and aesthetic changes in fine-art prints to these events.About the AUTHOR
Barry Till is curator of Asian art at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, British Columbia. He is the author of Shin Hanga: The New Print Movement of Japan
, Masterful Images: The Art of Kiyoshi Saito
, and The 47 Ronin: A Story of Samurai Loyalty and Courage
and coauthor of Haiku: Japanese Art and Poetry
, all published by Pomegranate.